1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster, 1776 cc. Registration number WXG 903 (non transferable). Chassis number TRD 1170. Engine number TRD 1170.
An 18ct gold keyless wind open face pocket watch, by Menroah Rhodes & Sons, Bradford, London 1915, the white enamel two part dial with black Arabic numerals, signed, the movement signed and numbered 49862, dust cover, diameter 50 mm, gross weight 109 gms, monogram WCB, watch makers paper slip 'Mr Beaver, April 1915', case.
Stephen J. Renard (b.1947), Britannia and Vigilant on the Solent, with the rest of the fleet in the background, 1894, signed lower right hand corner, oil on board, 20 x 30 cm, gilt frame. ARR.
A 19th century French gilt bronze mounted Boulle bracket clock, the cast and chased dial inscribed BARY A PARIS with white and blue enamel Roman numerals, beneath urns flanked by allegorical busts, the interior with strapwork and sloping trompe l'oeil floor, the arched leafy gadrooned case applied with caryatids and three full length figures of saints, on four 'Indian head' volute legs, the rear door opening to reveal a lady in a swing, the 19th century English chain fusee movement with bell and gong, 75 x 51 x 24 cm, lacking pendulum and key.
A G Plan Rexine wingback swivel and rocking armchair and stool, model 6250, 92 cm wide x 101 cm high.
Created in 1962 at the G Plan factory in High Wycombe, the 6250 chair is attributed to legendary designer Paul Conti. The February 1963 catalogue enthuses "uncompromising dimensions and comfort, amply merit its description as the world's most comfortable chair." It was produced into the 1970s in Rexine - also known as leathercloth (as in this example) and other fabrics.
Possibly one of the most famous pieces of furniture ever to be captured on celluloid, its iconic status was assured in 1967 appearing as supervillain Blofeld's chair in the Bond movie You Only Live Twice.
A Victorian rose gold and diamond navette cluster ring, claw set with old cut stones, total weight approximately 2.25 cts, size N 1/2, weight 4.5 gms.
1982 Moto Villa Everest 348, 310cc. Registration number GKR 491Y. Frame number FV 348 * 0602 * DGM 18470 0M. Engine number FV 348E 517.
Brothers Francesco and Walter Villa began building their own machines in the mid-1960s. Walter raced Villa bikes before his rise to stardom and three consecutive 250-class World Championships for Harley-Davidson between 1974 and '76, to which he added one in the 350 class. Manufactured up to 1988, the firm's lightweight roadsters used proprietary engines, while its successful moto-cross and enduro models used motors of Villa's own design.
The Everest 348 was introduced at the 1977 Milan Bike Show ad initially looked very similar to the all conquering Montessa Cota 348. Suspension came from the Spanish firm Betor, the same as the Bultaco Sherpa, the handlebar and rims were Akront and the brakes Grimeca, other parts came from Germany and it was shod with Dunlops. The engine used a 28mm Bing carburettor.
GKR, a 1982 example, was entered into the 1983 Scottish Six Day Trial as part of a two bike team, as number 106, ridden by Rob Smith, he received a Second Class award; the other machine, ridden by B. Giles, number 260, retired. They had been imported by Peter (Piero) de Pasquale from Ashford who had been to the factory and bought three off road bikes and then converted two of them for the Scottish by lightening them. He has been in contact with the cataloguer and still has many spares that may be available should the next custodian be interested in competing again. The intention was to set up a dealership with the factory but they went into administration shortly afterwards. Both machines had few competition entries post the SSDT, mainly local events.
Peter then sold it to Daniel Lewis, again in Kent in 2005, the following year it went to Alan Gould of Tredegar in Wales and out vendor bought it in 2007, storing it in his dry garage.
It was last taxed on the roads in 1983 and the current odometer reading is at 74 miles, one presumes that it was refreshed at this time and fundamentally unused since.
Recently recommissioned the next custodian would be advised to complete their own safety checks before entering this historic machine into future events.
Sold with the V5C and various paperwork.
A enamel B.R. N.E. 'P. Way Inspectors' door sign, 15 x 46 cm.
2000 Mini Cooper Sportspack, 1275cc. Registration number W188 PGA. Chassis number SAXXNNAZEYD181683. Engine number 12A2LK70393148
A 19th Century French alabaster and marble figural mantel clock, the white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, the unsigned movement striking on a bell, the case with a naked lady lady by a stream, the lower section with a gilt frieze with winged cherubs, height 46 cm, pendulum.