The Welsh Sale

Sat 21 March 2020, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

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  • Lot 42

    Lot 42

    EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SNOWDONIA CWPWRDD TRIDARN in oak, having an open canopy, three frieze drawers, turned pendants, middle section with double cupboard and fixed central panel, base with two double panelled cupboards, believed to have been constructed in the village of Beddgelert, 132cms wide x 57cms deep x 207cms high¦Condition Report: appears to have good originality, some later sections such as internal cupboard drawers, side of cornice, please see images¦Provenance: continued generational ownership within Llyn Peninsula farming family, similar tridarn illustrated in `Welsh Furniture 1250 - 1950` by Richard Bebb (ill. 577)

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    Lot 42

    Guide price
    £2500 - £3500

    Hammer price £2,600.00

  • Lot 43

    Lot 43

    BRYNMAWR OAK RAILBACK SIDEBOARD designed by Paul Matt for Brynmawr Furniture, having two central drawers over a small shelved cupboard and flanked either side by cupboards with a single shelf and internal drawer, 136cm wide

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    Lot 43

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 44

    Lot 44

    FOUR INVESTITURE CHAIRS an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chair was manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, dated 1969, three in their original packing boxes together with an official souvenir programme¦Condition Report: boxes commensurate with age, chairs have some scrapes / chips to the frame of each

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    Lot 44

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 45

    Lot 45

    FOUR INVESTITURE CHAIRS an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chair was manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, dated 1969 each having a loose gold braided and tasselled cushion ¦Provenance: from the estate of the late Roy Bohana MBE, musician and composer¦Condition Report: good overall, no apparent damage, some staining to one seat cushion

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    Lot 45

    Guide price
    £600 - £900

    Hammer price £1,300.00

  • Lot 46

    Lot 46

    ANTIQUE WELSH QUILT in daffodil yellow, spiral design with larger centred motif, border skirt, believed Tregaron area, 81 x 86cms

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    Lot 46

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £85.00

  • Lot 47

    Lot 47

    CARDIGANSHIRE LIP-WORK CIRCULAR BASKET of tapered form, traditionally crafted from wheat straw coils bound with strips of bramble, circa 1880-1910, 37cms diam at neck

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    Lot 47

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £85.00

  • Lot 48

    Lot 48

    VICTORIAN WELSH WOOLWORK SAMPLER BY PHEBE H GRIFFITHS AGED 11 OF CROES GOCH with alphabets, numbers and colourful dove in flight over four stems of flowers in a floral border, in contemporaneous wooden frame and gilt slip, 72 x 75cms (incl. frame)¦Provenance: gifted to vendor`s family by descendant of Phebe Griffiths, the vendor believes that latterly the family were in the Pontcysyllte area near Llangollen, however `Croes Goch` is a village in Pembrokeshire - perhaps where the family came from prior to Pontcysyllte

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    Lot 48

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 49

    Lot 49

    ENAMEL SIGN FOR MCKENZIE & BROWN LTD CAERNARVON orange ground with blue lettering, 23 x 31cms

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    Lot 49

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 50

    Lot 50

    FRANK BOWCHER case presented pair of bronze medallions and similar miniatures - to commemorate David Lloyd George with relief head and shoulders portrait of Lloyd George showing to one and Britannia on other, 19cms diam, high-quality original case presentation includes title plaque `Presented by Spink & Son`, to each corner four metallic pins in the form of two dragons and two leaks, fabric interior within mahogany frame, overall dimensions, 42 x 78cms

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    Lot 50

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 51

    Lot 51

    WELSH FRUITWOOD CARVED LOVE SPOON mid-19th Century, pierced with `MP 1842` below a centre heart with flanking opposing shapes, below the date are hollowed slots, all round naive carving of crosses and triangles, 27cms

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    Lot 51

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £1,100.00

  • Lot 52

    Lot 52

    GOLD CIGARETTE CASE WITH BEJEWELLED MONOGRAM FOR MADAME ADELINA PATTI in 9ct yellow gold (appprox as tested not hallmarked), the monogram in diamonds and rubies above inscription `For All Eternity 1891`, inscribed Rowlands & Frazer 145 Regent St London, 93gms (gilt decorated blue Morocco fitted case and volume of `The Reign of Patti`)¦Auctioneer`s Note: `For All Eternity` was a song performed by Patti ¦Provenance: handwritten letter written by mother of vendor to accompany `Presented to Madam Adelina Patti, by all admiring American, during her last tour of the States. Given to me as a wedding Present in 1934 by her widower Baron Rolf Cederstrom. I was her goddaughter, Betty Corfield`.

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    Lot 52

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £1,400.00

  • Lot 53

    Lot 53

    WELSH RUGBY UNION CAP 1935 date to peak, embroidered Prince of Wales feathers and detail, maker Ben Evans & Co, Swansea, unknown player, possibly Welsh Schools¦Auctioneer`s Note: in 1935 Wales beat the New Zealand All Blacks for the second of three times

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    Lot 53

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 54

    Lot 54

    1905-1907 WALES INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY RHYS GABE (1880-1967) HAVING BEEN SWAPPED WITH IRISH OPPONENT BASIL MACLEAR bearing embroidered Prince of Wales feathers on a black background, four buttons and white collar, bears label to back of waist for J C Stewart, Edinburgh¦Provenance: quotation by Rhys Gabe in `Fifty Years of the All Blacks` `The match between Munster and the All Blacks in November 1905 afforded Basil Maclear the opportunity of creating a unique record - that of playing against the All Blacks four times. What the extent of Munster`s defeat would have been without the heroic deeds of Maclear is a matter of conjecture. Captain Maclear was a charming personality and persona grata, with all his opponents on and off the field. I was delighted to exchange jerseys with him after a memorable Ireland v Wales game, when we were Captains and opposite numbers at Centre ¦`¦¦Statement from vendor `after Basil was killed in 1915, all of his effects were sent to his mother and she in turn passed them on to her granddaughter, my mother. (I should point out that my grandfather Percy, Basil`s brother, had already been killed less than a year earlier, and a third of the five brothers was killed towards the end of the Great War). My mother was the only child of that generation. Of my mother`s children, I was the sportsman, so she passed all of Basil`s effects to me. These included a a suitcase containing his rugby jerseys and caps, comprising three Ireland jerseys (one with his name-tag sewn in), a Welsh jersey and an All Blacks Originals jersey. He had played against them 4 times on their 1905 tour. I have been caring for these since they came into my possession in 1974. I am the son of the late Eileen Bickford, nee Maclear and Basil Maclear was my mother`s uncle`.¦¦¦¦

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    Lot 54

    Guide price
    £10000 - £20000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 55

    Lot 55

    A LARGE SIZED MINER`S LAMP bearing brass label for Thomas & Williams, Aberdare, complete with hanging hook, 30cms¦Provenance: given to the owner by her father and in the previous ownership of her grandfather, Edwin Morgan, the original owner of the lamp and one of the four Morgan Brothers who owned and ran Abercraf Colliery and who also had connections with Craig y Nos.

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    Lot 55

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 56

    Lot 56

    THREE ITEMS RELATING TO MRS SUSAN EVA WILLIAMS MBE JP D.St.J (1915-2011) being a head and shoulders oil painting portrait in High Sheriff`s dress by Lincoln Tabor, 68 x 48cms, together with a pastel portrait of two hunting hounds with label verso `Nero and Nelson - Tredegar Hunt`, 34 x 60cms and Susan Williams` ceremonial High Sheriff hat by Hillhouse and Co, London in original retailer`s box and initialled hat-case. ¦Auctioneer`s Note: Mrs Williams was the first female High Sheriff in Wales and from 1968 the first female Lord Lieutenant in Wales. She was also Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan 1985-1990 and the last chatelaine of Llanrumney hall before the house was compulsorily purchased by Cardiff Council in 1952, she was the first female to be made a steward at Chepstow Racecourse in the 1970s¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦¦

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    Lot 56

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 57

    Lot 57

    ITEMS RELATING TO LT COL SIR HARRY LLEWELLYN CBE comprising a silver commemorative easel plaque with portrait of `Foxhunter` and inscribed `Horse and Hound - 21st July 1953 White City Lt. Col. H M LLewellyn`s `Foxhunter``, a cast-metal medallion inscribed `Chio Roma 1954`, a hardback volume of `Passports to Life - An Autobiography` and a John Board inkwash painting of Llewellyn in action at an arena.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Sir Harry Llewellyn, 1911-99, 3rd Baronet, was a British equestrian champion, initially riding as a steeplechaser, he finished second in the 1936 Grand National and 4th on the same horse in 1937, before war intervened and in 1948 he and his horse Foxhunter competed at the Olympic Games in London, where they finished 3rd in the team event, claiming the bronze medal.¦¦Shortly afterwards they won the King George V Gold Cup at the International Horse Show and again in 1950 and 1953. Sir Harry remains the only rider to score a hat-trick of victories with the same horse in this prestigious competition.¦However, it was the gold medal they won at the 1952 Olympic Games held in Helsinki, Britain`s only gold at the games, that would cement their reputation.¦¦Over the next decade, Harry Llewellyn and Foxhunter won 78 international competitions and Harry went on to become active in the administration of British show-jumping. In 1977 he was knighted and succeeded to the Llewellyn Baronetcy after the death of his elder brother.¦¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦¦¦¦¦¦

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    Lot 57

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 58

    Lot 58

    ITEMS RELATING TO LT COL SIR HARRY LLEWELLYN CBE comprising a pair of oak chapel chairs from his former school King`s Mead School, Seaford, Sussex, one carved `D T Llewellyn 1924-29` and a Jockeys` name board from one of his Grand Nationals at Aintree, painted either side with `Mr H Llewellyn` and a framed J C Walker cartoon for South Wales Echo.¦Auctioneer`s Note: D.T. Llewellyn, Harry`s elder brother, later Sir David Llewellyn, was MP for Cardiff North 1950-59 and was a minister at The Home Office with special responsibility for Welsh affairs.¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦

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    Lot 58

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 60

    Lot 60

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA signed fully in pencil, limited edition (23/275) Gregynog Press 2002 volume of `Cutting Images` (A Selection of Linocuts), printed by David Vickers and W O Jones, Llangefni, complete with slip-case, accompanying paperwork

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    Lot 60

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 61

    Lot 61

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA signed fully in pencil, limited edition (44/275) Gregynog Press 2002 volume of `Cutting Images` (A Selection of Linocuts), printed by David Vickers and W O Jones, Llangefni, complete with slip-case

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    Lot 61

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 62

    Lot 62

    RICHARD BEBB two cased volumes `Welsh Furniture 1250 - 1950: A Cultural History of Craftmanship and Design` (Saer Books 2007)

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    Lot 62

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 63

    Lot 63

    IOAN BOWEN REES limited edition (101/275) Gwasg Gregynog volume of `The Mountains of Wales (An Anthology in Verse & Prose),1987, illustrated lithographs by Adrian Lack, signed, with slip-case

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    Lot 63

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 64

    Lot 64

    SAUNDERS LEWIS Gwasg Gregynog Press volume of `Cerddi`, together with a copy of T H Parry-Williams entitled `Detholiad o Gerddi` Gwasg Gomer ¦Provenance: from the estate of the late Roy Bohana MBE, musician and composer

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    Lot 64

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £55.00

  • Lot 65

    Lot 65

    CHRISTOPHER SAXTON coloured antiquarian map - Penbrok, dated 1578, and with description within heraldic cartouche above county crest, 1947 label verso from Frost & Reed Ltd, 37 x 49cms

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    Lot 65

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £1,900.00