ANTIQUES IN CYPRUS
CHRISTMAS AUCTION OF GIFTS & ANTIQUES IN CYPRUS
DOZENS OF LOTS WITH A STARTING PRICE OF JUST 1 EURO!
Antiques in Cyprus are traditionally very hard to find. Still, the online auction at Castle Auctions on Saturday 12th December at 10 am, presents a unique opportunity to buy some beautiful antiques, as Christmas gifts for our loved ones. There are auctions, and then there are great antique auctions! Sign Up for Free at Castle-Auctions.com and bid on Rolex watches, rare antique furniture, porcelain, perfume bottles, a large selection of aeroplane memorabilia from a private collection, antiques in Cyprus and so much more.
Once the auction has taken place, you can view the remaining unsold items at the Castle Auctions website. If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact the auction house for more information.
Castle Auctions has been instructed to sell the contents of one of Cyprus’ finest antique shops. Due to retirement, this shop has now closed, but a beautiful collection of outstanding antique furniture will be sold at the next online auction. Trevor Jones, director of Castle Auctions, told us, “Our last online auction of 2020 is indeed exceptional. We are delighted to offer several superb antique furnishings from a recently closed antique shop in Limassol. We are also pleased to offer for sale, an extensive collection of aeroplane and airline merchandise. This is a collection that has been collected over many years and contains outstanding examples from aviation history”.
We were lucky enough to be granted early access to Castle Auctions Christmas Sale, to have a good look at what is coming up in Saturday’s auction. There are dozens of lots, with a starting price of just 1 euro, so it is always worthwhile to click into the online auction and possibly pick up an absolute bargain. Every item has a Lot Number and Guide Price. In this article, we select 11 Lots, which caught our eye in the saleroom, and we think they would make the perfect present, just in time for Christmas.
TOP 11 LOTS TO WATCH THIS SATURDAY!
LOT 80 – SILVER WINE GOBLETS (Set of 8)
This is a set of solid silver wine goblets and would make the perfect gift for any connoisseur this Christmas. They are in very good condition! For a unique Christmas table, combined with crystal glasses, these would create the perfect, festive look. Estimate: 200 – 400 eur.
LOT 196 – GENUINE ROLEX EXPLORER WATCH
A Rolex Explorer Gents Wristwatch, with a black face in a stainless-steel case. While it is described as a gent’s watch, it is also very fashionable now for women to wear these oversized watches, with a wrist strap adjustment. The watch has been recently serviced by an authorised Rolex dealer, and comes with a 2-year guarantee from September 2020. It also comes complete with the original box and retail tags. Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 eur.
LOT 403 – INTRICATELY-CRAFTED CHINOISERIE DESK
A very stylish and intricately-crafted kidney-shaped desk. The perfect addition to any modern interior, to add that ‘interior designer look’, and enhance your workspace at home. Chinoiserie was a very popular style from the 18th-century, which used Chinese designs and motifs. The desk is lacquered in black and is from the Victorian era (circa 1870). Estimate: 750 – 1,000 eur.
LOT 404 – A PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY TORCHÈRES
These giltwood and composite torchères (plantstands) are based on the neoclassical designs of Robert Adam, who was one of Scotland’s leading architects and furniture designers. They have a fluted top on tripartite supports. These have ram’s heads at the top with cloven hoof supports at the bottom. As with many of these antique pieces in the sale, these are quality and outstandingly stylish items, which were bought initially to add to a traditional home, or mix with a modern/antique decor. Estimate: 1,000 – 1,500 eur.
LOT 407 – A LARGE WALNUT AND ORMOLU EMPIRE DISPLAY CABINET
This beautiful piece of antique furniture is very typical of the neoclassical style and has a sphynx supporting each corner. As it is highly decorated, it would would add tremendous character to any room. Whilst this piece looks impressive, it is also practical, as it is designed to display many items and protect them from the Cyprus dust. Estimate: 1,000 – 1,200 eur.
LOT 425 – FRENCH COMMODE WITH MARBLE TOP
This French commode has a dark green marble top and is from the early 20th century. It is a beautiful example of the period, with a base of ormolu and marquetry, and has two drawers. Whilst it would certainly look at home in a château in France, it would look equally impressive in a minimalist, white and stylish interior in Cyprus. Please note that Lot no 426 is very similar, but not identical, and if bought together, would create an impressive pair. Estimate: 900 – 1,200 eur.
LOTS 423, 428, 441 – ANTIQUE PERFUME BOTTLES
These are the perfect Christmas gifts for the woman who has everything, and wants to accessorise her dressing table with pieces from the past. Included in this selection is a cut glass silver perfume bottle, an early 20th century Royal Brierley crystal atomiser perfume bottle, which has been engraved with flowers, and a very unusual Victorian silver double-ended vinaigrette perfume bottle, with a smelling salts compartment at one end. Estimates in Eur: Lot 423 (80 – 100), Lot 438 (25 – 50) and Lot 441 (120 – 160).
LOT 444 – GALLÉ VASE
Gallé glass has always been popular with antique collectors, and a rare opportunity exists with Lot 444. This is a small and delicate blue signed Gallé vase from circa 1900. A perfect gift for Christmas. Estimate: 170 – 200 eur.
LOTS 225 – 245 – AVIATION & AIRLINE MEMORABILIA
This extensive private collection of aviation and specific airline memorabilia includes everything associated with flying. If you have an aviation enthusiast in the family, you have hit the jackpot here for gift-giving this Christmas. With lots starting at just a 10 euro starting price, you will be spoilt for choice with this infrequent opportunity here in Cyprus. Airline memorabilia includes items pertaining to Concorde, American Airlines, British Airways, Britannia, Cyprus Airways, Air 2000 and Monarch. Estimate: From 10 euros
LOT 495 – NAVINZI SETTEES (x2) & FOOTSTOOL
As we are all destined to spend more time than usual at home over this Christmas period, the comfort of our interiors should be at the forefront of minds. This beautiful lounge set is available in a stylish taupe colourway and provides plenty of seating, for visiting family and friends. Estimate: 400 – 600 eur.
LOT 652 – BO CONCEPT EXTENDING DINING TABLE & CHAIRS (x6)
Another lot to help create your perfect home this Christmas is a stylish table which extends when needed and six chairs. Originally from Bo Concept who are renowned for their elegant stylish pieces. Estimate: 500 – 600 eur.
BID ONLINE FOR QUALITY FURNITURE & ANTIQUES IN CYPRUS
Enjoy the Auction from the Comfort of your Home & Bid Online for your Favourite Items.
Castle Auctions is the largest auction company in Cyprus, with its main saleroom, off the highway, just outside Limassol. Due to current social distancing regulations, all auctions now take place online. However, there is the opportunity to view the items which will become available at the forthcoming auction, two days before and on the morning of the sale. Every auction is a mixed sale which includes Collectables, Furniture, Jewellery, Clocks, Domestic and Commercial Machinery, Outdoor Furniture and Antiques in Cyprus.
View the Items before the Auction
To view all the lots, before the auction, the “real” viewing days are strictly at the following times at the shop premises, where all Covid-19 precautionary measures will be followed:
- Thursday 10th and Friday 11th December | 10 am to 5 pm
- On the day of the Auction – Saturday 12th December | 9 am to 10 am
How to Bid in the Upcoming Online Auction in Cyprus.
If you are looking to buy antiques in Cyprus, this is your chance to find everything you need in one place. If you are not sure how to bid at the online auction, please click here for details. Registration is FREE!
If you are interested in any of the items on sale, click here to see their latest catalogue and register FREE to bid online for a range antiques in Cyprus. There is a competitively-priced island wide delivery service offered by Castle Auctions, from the venue in Nicosia to any location within Cyprus. Quotes are available upon request.
Published by Cyprus in Style December 2020 | #InStyleBusinessNetwork
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Antiques in Cyprus – Castle Auctions is the largest auction house in Cyprus with salerooms in Limassol and Nicosia. Online auctions take place every two weeks with a global audience bidding on all types of items, including Antiques, Collectables, Furniture, Jewellery, Clocks, Interior Design Art and more. Castle Auctions has built a large customer base of active businesses and private clients in Cyprus, as well as international buyers, making the most of their ‘Live Bidding Webcast Service’.
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