April 8th Interiors Sale

Auction catalogue: April 8th Interiors Sale, 10am Lot: 94 ¬†Estimate: ¬£400 to ¬£600 An 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond line bracelet, set alternately with round cut rubies and round brilliant cut diamonds aeach set in an articulated link, hallmarked with a Sheffield import mark for 1997, length approx. 18.5cm, weight approx. 13.9g. Lot: 82…

A Glider in a Garden?

Here at Biddle & Webb, we often come across the most remarkable stories in the most unassuming places. However, Mr Bob Arnold’s MK 2 Goevier is an exceptional example. It is not every day that we are called to an original Schemp-Hirth WW2 glider in the back garden of a house in a cul-de-sac. Mr…

Biddle & Webb teams up with Winterbourne House & Garden

Edwardian Splendour in the heart of Birmingham. The tarmac driveway leading to Winterbourne may not be familiar to the family who lived here, but the wonky roof line (an intentional design feature) and the crunch of gravel underfoot in the walled garden would make them feel much more at home. Winterbourne was built in 1903…

Treasure Quest

Are there treasures in your living room? Antiquities in the attic? Gem stones, jewels or just your grans old tea set? So often we seem oblivious to the true value of our ‘clutter.’ To solve this everyday mystery, Biddle & Webb Auctioneers and Valuers are encouraging households across the country to rummage amongst the forgotten…

Biddle & Webb Property

In our ever-evolving digitised modern world it is easy to equate the traditional with the outmoded. But here at Biddle & Webb, we take a stand for traditional, public auctioneering. Our open market, data driven approach to selling combines the best of both worlds when selling property at auction. Biddle & Webb provide a coherent…

December Interiors Realised Prices

Here are some beautiful lots sold at our December 10th Interiors Sale. Come along to our next Interiors Sale on January 14th 2017! Lot: 13 A ruby and diamond line bracelet, featuring a line of approx. 56 graduated rectangular cut rubies, flanked to either side with a line of approx. 71 graduated round brilliant cut…

Acorns Charity Stall

Christmas Fundraising for Acorns Children’s Hospice In the spirit of the season, Biddle & Webb auctioneer’s are excited to be raising funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice on Saturday 10th December. Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and…

My New Role

I was fresh out of university and had graduated with a Marketing degree, stepping into the real world, like for real this time, not like when they said in high school; I wasn’t too sure what my next move was. But when a friend of mine from university asked me if I was interested in…

Picture Provenance or Just a pretty Story

Provenance is simply the history of a picture, the past owners, if it has been exhibited, perhaps an earlier sales invoice, all of which builds a history and reassures potential buyers that this is the picture to buy. The Sorolla picture that we are offering on Saturdayhas just such a provenance. It has been consigned…

Re-designing the status quo

Biddle and Webb’s 12th November Interiors auction will include the bespoke creations of Birmingham born inventor Peter Morrison. Peter Morrison – an accomplished designer and entrepreneur, created his first product in 1999: The Technical Development Ring for grass roots football development. In both 2003 and 2004 Peter consecutively won British inventor of the year Platinum…

A Rare Opportunity … Not to be Missed

In England, the terms country house, manor house and stately home are often used vaguely and interchangeably. Country houses and manor houses were designed intentionally not to be stately but to harmonise with the landscape, while the great houses – such as Ragley Hall and Compton Verney in Warwickshire – were built as power houses…