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Furniture and clocks flourish

Specialists who relaunched North Yorkshire auction house generate old-school optimism

“The clock and furniture sections were our best sections by far,” is not the sort of post-sale quote from an auctioneer one hears much these days, particularly as the clocks referred to by Michael Scott were largely longcases.

Before resurrecting the Yorkshire auction house of Hutchinson Scott (20% buyer’s premium) with clocks expert Paul Hodson (see Around the Auction Houses, ATG last week, No 2329), Scott was a furniture dealer and knows the fate of other predictions about a revival of the market as a whole.

But there were some good results for quality furniture across the country in February (see facing page) as well as at Hutchinson Scott’s new base at Embsay near Skipton on January 25-27.

Over the three days 81% of the 965 lots sold, totalling £567,000, with a good mix of trade, private and overseas buying.

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