Legrand Oil Painting Sells for £17,500 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries!


An oil painting of a seated Moroccan woman by Edouard Leon Louis Legrand has sold for £17,500 this summer at The Canterbury Auction Galleries! 

The painting by the French artist was consigned at one of our weekly Friday valuation mornings, and sold against an estimate of £2000-3000 to a telephone bidder from Germany. 


SOLD FOR £17,500

On a more melodramatic, yet equally fascinating note, a superb late 18th Century gentleman's gilt brass cased "Memento Mori" pocket watch went up for auction this summer. The pocket watch (by George Flote of Islington and dated 1791) was rich in symbolic reminders of mortality and was most certainly a fine example of a memento mori piece. It sold for £9,800. 


SOLD FOR £9,800

Another item which stood out in our August 2016 auction was the Victorian lady's figured walnut kidney shaped kneehole desk. The desk generated a large number of enquiries during the build up to the sale, and numerous bids and several telephone bidders later the item sold to the last standing telephone bidder for £6,500. 


SOLD FOR £6,500

A strong rival for the attention of the desk was another oil painting. This time the painting was a 19th Century English school oil painting of "The Right Honorable Charles Lennox Dunboyne Butler". 

The Honorable Charles Lennox Dunboyne Butler (1813-1885) was Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire and Middlesex. He gained rank of Major in the service of the Westminster Militia. He held Office of Justice of Peace for Middlesex and was High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1862. He was the Great Grandfather of the vendor and the painting passed to them through family descent. 

The painting attracted a large amount of interest and sold for £3,300. 


SOLD FOR £3,300

Over the course of the year The Canterbury Auction Galleries has seen a rise in trend in Lowry prints, and as a result we have realised fantastic hammer price results this year, with four seperate Lowry prints making £3,200, £2,100, £1,450 and £3,300. 

This summer's auction however managed to even outshine the previous results, with a Lowry coloured lithograph "View of a Town" making a hammer price of £4,100. 


SOLD FOR £4,100


Other sale highlights this summer are as follows: 



An early 20th Century plated four piece table suite  SOLD FOR £4,700

 137 (1)

A modern Boucheron 18ct gold enamel and diamond set butterfly pattern pendant SOLD FOR £3,200

515 (1)

A good 18th Century Japanese Suji Kabuto Samurai helmet SOLD FOR £3,400

610 (1)

A mid 19th Century Nautilus shell engraved with the ships "The Great Britain" and "The Great Western" SOLD FOR £2,200

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