A late 20th century acanthus and shell-carved mahogany armchair with dolphin arms sold for £8600 when the contents of the Isle of Man home of watchmaker George Daniels were dispersed by Murrays in Douglas.
The Daniels chair had been estimated at
£300-500 but, as it is known from a number of photographs showing
the horologist at work, it generated plenty of interest.
The buyer was Winchester dealer Gerald Marsh
Antique Clocks. Director Darrell Dipper told ATG: "George has been
an inspiration to many of us at GE Marsh. Although we do not sell
furniture we could not pass up the chance of buying this unique
The chair is for sale and will shortly be
available to view at Gerald Marsh.
As with previous Daniels sales, proceeds
from the house contents auction on July 26, that more than trebled
hopes, will go to The George Daniels' Educational Trust supporting
those wishing to make a career from horology in the UK.
The buyer's premium) was 15%