The Welsh Sale

Sat 05 December 2020, 10:00 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

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  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    A 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¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Condition Report: in very good order, structurally sound, localised paint loss especially arm, usual fading to cushion but not notably stained

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    Lot 1

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    A 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¦Provenance: deceased estate Pembrokeshire¦Condition Report: in very good order, structurally sound, small nicks to edges, usual fading to cushion but not notably stained

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    Lot 2

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    A 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¦Provenance: deceased estate Pembrokeshire¦Condition Report: worm damage to bottom of one leg, cushion and other parts in good order

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    Lot 3

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    A 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, together with related loose cushion¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Condition Report: in very good order, structurally sound, slight scuff to edges, usual fading to cushion but not notably stained

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    Lot 4

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    DOCUMENTARY MID-19TH CENTURY WELSH MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK, by John Jones, Aberystwyth, c.1845, swan neck pediment, breakarch hood with twisted columns, above trunk with shaped door and twisted columns, on circular panelled base raised on turned feet, well painted 13in. Roman dial with moonphase in the arch, St Peter and St Paul in the globes, spandrels with figures allegorical of the continents, centre painted with the Angel appearing to Jacob at Peniel (Genesis XXXII, 24-30), subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the 8-day two-train weight-driven anchor escapement rack striking a bell, 220cm high.¦Provenance: Cardiff private collector of Aberystwyth art and antiques.¦Auctioneers Note: published in William Linnard, Wales: Clocks & Clockmakers, 2003, p. 90-91, fig 6.21 and back cover. John Jones is recorded as working as a clockmaker, repairer and retailer at various addresses in Aberystwyth between 1828 and 1868.¦Condition Report: feet, column capitals and base with wear and minor losses, dial in excellent condition.

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    Lot 5

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    MID 18TH CENTURY WELSH OAK LONGCASE CLOCK, by John Roberts, Wrexham, the arched top brass dial with `John Roberts, Wrexham 1765` plate, flagged by pierced dolphins, the 11in. brass dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, chased central decoration and mask spandrels, the hood with broken swan neck pediment and urn finial, single arch top glazed door with flanking fluted pillars and brass caps, the trunk with crossbanded shaped top door and quarter cut fluted side pillars on a stepped base with corner bracket feet, 8-day two-train weight-driven movement, pendulum weights and winding key included, 220cms overall H, 49cms W¦Provenance: private collection north Wales¦Condition Report: urn finial replaced, restored hood moulding, base with splits, dial cleaned and re-lacquered.

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    Lot 6

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    £500 - £1000

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  • Lot 6A

    Lot 6A

    A NINETEENTH CENTURY DYFFRYN OGWEN SLATE DESK STAND of three-piece rectangular form, raised on four corner bracket feet, having a centre drawer, two inkwells, a pen holder and centre handle, each feet decorated with two `daisy wheels` characteristic of Dyffryn Ogwen, Gwynedd, 28 x 18cms¦Provenance: historic Welsh long-house Vale of Glamorgan, The Carved Slates of Dyffryn Ogwen by Gwenno Caffell, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1983¦Provenance: deceased estate Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: chip to one inkwell, lids to inkwell not present, no other notable damage

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    Lot 6A

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN FRUITWOOD TRUNCHEON FOR NEATH BORO POLICE having a bulbous ribbed handle, painted with a crown over a shield with an image of Neath Castle and `Neath Boro Police`, 44cms long¦Provenance: deceased estate Pembrokeshire¦Auctioneer`s Note: Neath Borough Police Force was established on 9th February 1836 until merged with Glamorgan Constabulary¦Condition Report: no apparent problems and paint-work is very fresh, white surface marks at end, very good fresh example

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    Lot 7

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    A RARE PAIR OF CARVED & PAINTED STORY-TELLING PADDLES BY VALE OF CLWYD TOYS circa 1915, depicting a lady in Welsh hat and shawl with umbrella in the wind and depicting the `Ladies of Llangollen`, both carved within flat plywood roundels and with separate handles, stamped verso `Vale of Clwyd Toys`, 23.5cms diam¦Provenance: Carmarthen area, has been in the possession of the same Welsh family for several decades, please see https://newspapers.library.wales/view/4243087/4243089 (National Library of Wales)¦Auctioneer`s Note: made by the Vale of Clwyd Toy Factory in Trefnant which began as a cottage industry in 1909 by Mary Heaton, providing employment and interest to working men in the evening. She was then able to recruit by means of a County Technical Committee grant, the help of Edward Jones, the local wood carver of Trefnant, joining the project as a teacher. They then began to sell toys and the profits were shared amongst the workers. From then Mary Heaton developed the project further, extending the classes and opportunity to unemployed men who had been incapacitated from ill-health and from other causes including wounded World War 1 soldiers. The toys were sold in several outlets around Wales and in England, they were also exported to Patagonia and other regions of the world including through agents in Buenos Ayres.¦Condition Report: in remarkably good condition, a small split in one but both stable and solid, no other cracks chips or significant staining and with very fresh paint work, lovely rare examples of ethical Welsh toys with an interesting social history relating to Denbighshire ¦

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    Lot 8

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING LEDGERS RELATING TO TWO SOUTH WALES COLLIERIES comprising Bargoed Coal Company Limited director`s minutes, dated 1863-1877,1884-1899, 1899-1914, 1914-1927, 1927-1936 together with Bargoed Coal Company `Account of Shares` 1912-1930, also a volume of Register of Directors for Bargoed Coal Company, similar for The Ponthenry Colliery Company and a volume of Directors minutes for Ponthenry 1913-1932, and a bound collection of engraved Bargoed Coal Company share certificates for 1888 issued to J R Cobb, the principle investor¦Provenance: private collection west Wales¦Auctioneer`s Note: the entrepreneur behind the Bargoed Company was Joseph Richard Cobb (1821-1897) notable for his interest in antiquities and for his purchase of several Welsh castles which he restored with his fortune¦Condition Report: nicely preserved

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    Lot 9

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    POSTER FOR THE ALL WALES CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF MINING COMMUNITIES two colour print, advertising the event at Maesteg Town Hall, June 1st (1984), information in English and Welsh, produced by Wales Congress, with map of Wales containing photographic images of strike supporters, one with sign `Save my Daddy`s Job`, 57 x 40cms¦Provenance: private collection south Wales¦Condition Report: no apparent problems, later framed and glazed

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    Lot 10

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    £50 - £100

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  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    JOHN SPEED coloured antiquarian map of Anglesey `Antiently called Mona` dated 1610, with inset of Beaumaris, edition by John Sudbury and George Humble, 41 x 51cms¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Condition Report: in old carved wooden frame, not glazed at back, colours are fresh, paper has aged quality, tears at top and bottom of fold, clear margins inside glazing, no notable damage

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    Lot 11

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    £200 - £250

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  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    JOHN SPEED coloured antiquarian map of Cardigan Shyre `described with the due forme of the Shire-town as it was surveyed by J S Anno. 1610`, with inset of Cardigan, edition by John Sudbury and George Humble, 40 x 52.5cms¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Condition Report: in old wooden frame, not glazed at back, colours are fresh, paper has aged quality, clear margins inside glazing, no notable damage

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    Lot 12

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    STANLEY BAKER & IVOR EMMANUEL AUTOGRAPHS in pen and on separate sheets, framed with a Zulu presentation including colour photograph reproductions of both actors together in the famous Rorke`s Drift scene, 49 x 55cms¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Presentation & Condition: good clear signatures, slight aged tone to paper of Stanley Baker, all elements nicely presented together in modern frame

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    Lot 13

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    RICHARD BURTON AUTOGRAPH signed diagonally in pen on paper, presented in a modern frame with a reproduction black and white publicity photograph for `Look Back in Anger` with the actor staring intently at the viewer with pint of beer, 51 x 37.5cms¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff ¦Presentation & Condition: good clear signature in immaculate frame and glazed presentation

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    Lot 14

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    £100 - £150

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