Both Franklin Brown in Edinburgh and Lindsay Burns in Perth offered pieces from significant early 19th century parlour suites that were rewarded with five-figure sums.
The suite of giltwood and upholstered furniture offered by Franklin Brown on September 3 came for sale from a house in the Scottish capital.
It comprised three sofas – a pair of day beds and a single scroll back sofa – plus a set of 12 chairs. The sofas in particular were good examples of the antique revival made popular in the first decades of the 19th century by designers such as Thomas Hope and George Smith and cabinet makers such as George Oakley, George Bullock and Morel and Hughes.
Auctioneer Lindsey Brown told ATG the suite was ultimately split between two different buyers.
A pair of daybeds or chaise (a true pair with opposing ‘open’ sides) were guided at £400-500 but sold for £31,200 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) while the single sofa brought £8100. Estimated at just £200-400, the dining chairs took £35,200.
The four Scottish oak framed sofas offered in Perth on September 6 came from the stores of Scone Palace.
Similar to pieces from Scone sold by Christie’s in 2007, the gothic revival styling is associated with the architect William Atkinson who worked on the remodelling of Scone Palace for two decades into the 1820s.
Estimated at £1000-2000 each, a pair of day beds sold to an online buyer via thesaleroom.com for £12,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) while a pair of sofas were secured by a different purchaser at £12,500.