Quiet start to the new week.
Netherhampton's sale went off today but nothing as far as results just yet.
Well stop the presses , Netherhampton Salesrooms have posted the results of their Oct.1 auction the day after it happened !!!
Why would something like this occur you say , well here's what I think about this slightly unusual turn of events .
First off , this offering had a somewhat more positive outcome than the past couple of auctions turned out for them .
For starters , out of the 481 total lots put under the hammer only 191 failed to find buyers . This works out to a sold percentage of about 60%. Somewhat better than the previous few sales.
Next up , at least 16 pieces sold for more than £ 1,000.00 , a rare occurrence for this particular auction house .
That aside , the one big gun they did feature , lot # 404 Salor- Gul Turkmen main carpet, pre- sale est. £ 15-25,000.00 failed to find a buyer. This carpet was massive , clocking in at 21'1″ x 17'1″ but it was nothing more than a late Russian red period piece .
So , it's not a surprise it didn't sell with that kind of pre- sale estimate and possibly aggressive reserve !
As for the lot I did feature in an earlier post , it did sell , although modestly .
Lot # 433 Tekke torba , pre-sale est. £ 1-1,500.00 sold for £ 900.00 . Not sure if this included's the comm. or not.
It appears some of the Netherhampton Turkmen pieces are headed for the ART's fair in S.F.
Who'd a thunk ?
In the end though , I would have to say this was a commendable effort on the part of Ms Barrett and the whole Netherhampton rug dept.
So a tip of the hat to you all , for a job pretty well done !!
Back to the quiet side .
Excursion preparation in full swing today.
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Out of town visitors this morning .
Unfortunately this week ends with a weak post but never fear there is plenty of action on the horizon .
24 hours till NYC !
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