Michael Hogben.  He will be known to millions of Television viewers from his many appearances on antiques programs shown daily on ITV Dickinson Real Deal & BBC 1 Bargain Hunt  & Auction Man and Channel 4s Name your price Author of 3 best selling books on antiques and collectibles , 

Michael Has a vast Knowledge of Fine  art ,antiques & collectables  stretching back over 300 years


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                                01303 813545 or 0777 999 5117

Entries wanted for our next  auctions 

Antiques, Art Collectables, Vintage Wine Port Whisky & Brandy, 

Fine Jewellery, Gold, Silver Clocks Watches,Gold Coins,
Chinese silver painting or pottery Stamps coins Maps    

March 24 th & April 28 th   2019


Free valuations weekdays 

9.30 till 3 pm  

Currently taking in lots 


Updates are made omn on line platforms only 





24th at 11 am 

Viewing times 

Friday Saturday 10 ‘till 5 pm

Sunday 9 ‘till 11 am 

Live internet bidding on the sale day 

A complete contents auction, to be held in the grounds and house of a large Kentish Country Manor.

Entries include: Five, Convertible, Vintage, Armstrong Siddeley Cars 1932-1957. A Golden Age, Steinway large, walnut, Grand Piano. Paintings, prints and watercolours by or after, John Piper, Henry Ryland, John Constable, Casper Netscher, Charles Perron, Jack Vettriano, Peter Blake and Terrance Cuneo. Musical Instruments.

Call for address  01303 813545  or 0777 999 5117

1 Stunning break front, walnut bookcase, 95" high 77" wide 20" deep comprising of a triple glazed bookcase top, above a section of 3 cupboards and a single blind drawer to the centre, est 800-1,200

2 Mahogany Art Nouveau, period music cabinet 3' tall 12" deep. A single door to the front, opening to reveal shelving. In need of restoration est 30-70

3 1950's desk 48" wide 24" deep 28.5" high. A single pedestal containing a flight of 6 drawers, est 40-60

4 Pitch pine aesthetic, period side table, with a single long drawer to the front below a stretcher base, 33" high 41" wide 18" deep, est 50-100

5 19c mahogany, Canterbury 31" high 19" wide with swivel action.

6 Marble topped 19c wash stand, 29" high 42" wide 20" deep, est 30-60

7 19c Berger suite, comprising 2 open armchairs and a 2 seater settee, with original upholstery on ball and claw feet, est 100-150

8 Vintage Wilson children's pram, grey body with 4 spoke wheels in original condition, est 60-100

9 2 x piano stools both Victorian period, with wind up seats. 

10 2 seater sofa with drop ends in need of re-upholstery c1890's. 

11 Pair of pink velour, upholstered open armchairs, on later castors, 3 seater chesterfield with one drop end.

12 Late 19c mahogany chiffonier, with galleried back and shelves above 2 short drawers and 2 cupboards below.

13 Victorian period 3 seater sofa and armchair, in need of restoration with original upholstery.

14 Walnut music cabinet, with a single door to the front, shelving enclosed c1890's, 3'6 tall 

15 Walnut Steinway Grand Piano, model D concert quality on turned mahogany supports 8 11 inches long, marked Steinway's & Son New York, Steinway Foundry Composite Metal Casting, in very good condition, serial number 34268  

16 Air Organ by W W Putnam & Co, 6'6 tall x 4' wide, appears to be working, marked Muirhead & Turnball London and Glasgow. 

17 Superb bespoke velvet lined Violin case with crocodile skin/snake skin exterior. 

18 Superb figurine walnut Violin case, brass carrying handle, fitted rosewood interior, double lever lock, Braman lock, with former owners label MB Leather.

19 4 x un-signed vintage Violin or Cello Bows. 

20 Late 19c oak carved side table, with parcel shelf below the top, 2' high x 2' deep

21 Bow fronted mahogany late 19c aesthetic period Chiffonier, bow fronted centre section flanked by 2 drawers above and mirrored section containing a galleried top with mirrors and cupboards 67" wide, 7' tall 18" deep. 

22 Mahogany bow backed serpentine fronted piano stool and a similar period piano stool with lift up lid, both in need of restoration.

23 Early 20th century Rocking Horse, in need of restoration. 

24 Regency period, bow fronted chest with inlaid decoration, mahogany, comprising of 4 graduated long drawers on bun supports.

25 Eight legged, pie crust topped, Victorian period centre table with parcel shelf below. 

26 Walnut inlaid centre table on tripod supports, 2'6 high. 

27 Stunning, large late 19c, profusely carved Dutch inspired Chiffonier dresser, the galleried back containing Lion mask heads. Inset is a bevelled edged mirror, with parcel shelves, all above a dresser base containing 3 drawers and a platform base 7'6 long 30" deep 6'3 tall 

28 Superb Cobra Snake design, hardwood standard lamp 6' tall with a decorative base, in need of some attention to the base.

29 Victorian period, figured walnut compactum, 6'6 tall 5' wide x 20" deep, 2 doors to the front, opening to reveal shelving and drawers, with hanging space.

30 Early 19th century Clerks Desk, 6'6 long x 20" deep, a full front writing area, above cashier drawers.

31 Interesting pair of swivel action 1950's open armchairs, both in need of upholstery. 

32 Art Deco period Star Burst, oak show cabinet with glass shelves enclosed 5' tall x 3' wide.

33 Stunning over-mantle mirror, in classical 18th century style, the top section containing carvings of figures and animal heads, the figures modelled as musicians playing wind instruments, approx 5'6 tall x 5'6 wide

34 Pitch pine Library bookcase with twin glazed doors to the front above 2 cupboards below, 16.5" deep 5’ wide 8' tall, Arts & Crafts period. 

35 19c gilt overmantle mirror, 5'6 tall x 4' wide, with original mirror to centre.

36 Oak trestle table 2'6 wide x 5' long. 

37 Profusely illustrated Artist Portfolio, a study of works and art, inclduing architecture, human anatomy, old masters, watercolours with hand written highlights contains many illustrations, some overprinted and some original and some prints, est 100-200.

38 The History of Dover Castle by Reverend W Darell, profusely illustrated with 10 views and a plan of the Castle. Printed for Hooper Wigstead, published 1797, hard backed copy some foxing est 100-200

39 The History of the Town and Port of Dover and Dover Castle, volume 1 and volume 2, dated 1813 and 1814, profusely illustrated slight foxing, numerous illustrations and maps, by The Reverend John Lyon, printed for the author by Ledger & Shaw, est 100-200

40 Fine quality watercolour by Henry Ryland signed and dated 1902, in a good quality gilt frame, image size 14" x 20.5" signed bottom right Henry Ryland, and dated 1902, Classical Maiden on a Terrace seated on the seaside in Classical marble and shoreside setting est 4000-5000

41 John Piper, Capriccio of Rome, painting, the design for the Brandenburg Concertos, signed bottom right, John Piper, framed and glazed, image size 14" x 27.5" watercolour, body colour and collage, exhibited at the Chris Beetles Summer Show 1999, exhibit No:68 est 10,000 -£12,000

42 Jack Vettiriano, oil painting on board, 24" x 20" on Fredrix board, in white frame, entitled Lady X with certificate of authenticity and documentation, est 8,000-10,000

43 Follower of Caspar Netscher, 1639-1689, an interesting portrait on canvas in swept gilt frame, a seated young Lady, previous auction numbers on reverse, est 3,000-4,000

44 Charles Clement Perron, a framed oil painting on canvas, 10" x 13.3/4" entitled Nus exhibited at the E. Stacy Marks Limited Gallery, c1961 a reverse Female nude study est 1,000-1,200

45 Studio of John Constable?  landscape with Windmill and a Storm Brewing on panel, 5.1/4" x 8.1/4" on reverse of picture is some history and details from previous auction and gallery sales, reputedly authenticated by Canal Shields and Graham Reynolds, an interesting speculative oil painting, est 3,000-4,000

46 Peter Blake, series of 8 signed limited edition prints, Alice Through The Looking Glass, each print signed and numbered 52 of 100 in original perspex show frames, with Kasmin Limited 118 New Bond Street London labels to reverse, est 7,000-9,000

47 2 x 19c oil paintings on board, 8" x 12" by John Williamson, Cliffs of Dover and Cliffs of Folkestone both signed bottom left, painting in a naive manner,  est 80-100

48 Terrance Cueno, a superb oil painting on canvas depicting Armstrong Siddeley car, figures and buildings 24" x 28" in original gilt frame, 

49 Oak framed woolwork image of a parrot with flowers, 24" x 36" 

50 Oil painting on canvas signed Harry Virlesso?, depicting a Dutch river scene 8" x 16" 

51 Gilt frame with enclosed 3 x watercolours, castle and landscape, by A Cook. 

52 South prospect of Dover in the County of Kent, framed and glazed black and white engraving.

53 Pair of ebony framed Edwardian prints of landscape scenes.

54 A framed & glazed watercolour off the Kentish Coast with boats and figures 12" x 16" signed bottom left, J Harris? 

55 Framed & glazed oval watercolour and gouache depicting butterfly and bunch of flowers, lable on reverse states painted by Duncan Branford, Australian artist dated 1871.

56 Framed & glazed naive watercolour, 2 x figures outside a church in a graveyard setting 12" x 16" 

57 Late 19c early 20th century Oriental black and gilt watercolour, signed with red seal, and black signature, birds, houses, landscape and trees 10" x 12" 

58 Antique framed and glazed Map of Scotland marked Di Scozia 24" x 18" hand coloured. 

59 Pair of gilt framed oil paintings on board by D Watts, each one depicting a coastal scene with figures and boats, each picture 12" x 14" 

60 Framed & glazed watercolour of a Venetian scene, 12" x 16" signed bottom right.

61 Coloured print of an Orchestral Scene, 20" x 24"

62 Pair of Worcester style twin vases with painted gilt decoration. 

63 19c Satsuma vase, warrior and landscape decoration, 12" tall, has been drilled for standard lamp.

64 Clarice Cliff My Garden and Delica, from the Bizarre range, stylized jug 10" tall with floral decoration to the handle, has had repair to rim.

65 Royal Dux, 3 item late 19th century Classical figurines shell decorative garniture set, comprising 2 x garnitures with young ladies and shell, 8" tall both with pink raised Royal Dux mark, both have signs of minor damage and one centre piece 14" tall Classical Lady, also some signs of damage model No:1091

66 Royal Worcester inspired, a deep blue hand painted gilt bound centre piece 8" tall 

67 Tortoise shell and silver highlighted miniature case, model as a Violin case, 5" long 1.5" wide with a fitted interior.

68 A pair of blue and white hexagonal shaped classical vases makers Cauldon, Fenton pot void of lid.

69 19c centre group in the style of Dresden 3 x young children playing.

70 Armstrong Siddeley Car 1932, on a Tickford Body, in original condition, 4 seater convertible (slight problem with one cylinder in the engine, please see auctioneer for full details) V5 document available.

71 Black Armstrong Siddeley Town and Country Car, with sliding sunroof, original road condition, and privacy screen to interior, with brown leather interior V5 document available.

72 Armstrong Siddeley 40hp Vintage Car with sliding roof, blue and black with brown leather interior, original condition, V5 document available

73 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire in need of total restoration, has been stored outside model 234-236

74 Armstrong Siddeley Car with a Maltby Body, in need of restoration appears to be complete.

75 Armstrong Siddeley Car, Burgundy, 234 full convertible, Baby Sapphire in pristine condition and running order with original V5.

76 19c brass Corinthian column standard lamp with metamorphic action, on animal claw supports. 

77 Lectern 2' tall 

78 19c Longcase clock from Battle by Robert Apps, 30 hour movement striking on a bell in oak case, (please be aware this clock has been screwed to the wall ). 

79 Edwardian period architectural clock, with inlaid decoration, 8 day French movement striking on a bell. 

80 Marble clock with an 8 day movement, probably French. 

81 Art Deco 8 day clock striking and a Westminster Napoleon Hat clock.

82 00-gauge tin plate train and tender model Royal Ascot, needs minor attention almost complete.

83 Selection of gravy boats and serving items, 6 x items various makers and designs. 

84 3 x 19c figurines, Shakespeare x 2 and 1 x Milton, 12" tall on plinths.

85 Collection of 5 glass decanters some with stoppers including on tri-foil design and 2 x smaller matching decanters with etched decoration.

86 Collection of glass ware including vases and drinking glasses.

87 Leather bound stationery holder, modelled as a book on a stand.

88 1950's sideboard, 2 cupboards to the centre with shelving enclosed and 2 small doors to the side, revealing storage areas for cocktail cabinet use.

89 Brass metamorphic standard lamp with shade.

90 Contents of lot 32, to include part tea sets, china, bric a brac and various antique fair items. 

91 Pine open bookcase 5' tall. 

92 Oak arched topped bookcase 4' tall.

93 Plaster figurine of a cloaked lady with light attachment to her arm, slightly af, with an accompanying corinthian column design stand, Lady is 3'6 tall the column is also 3'6 tall 

94 Oval mirror 3' tall.

95 Pie crust top Art Deco table on ball and claw feet.

96 1920's small baggage table.

97 Duet piano stool with drop in seat.

98 Oak small side table with barley twist legs.

99 Art Nouveau music cabinet 3' tall with glazed door below.

100 Collection of small coffee cans and saucers various makes and designs and other small items of china.

101 Oval 19c plaque of a classical cherub with violin.

102 Walnut bound needlework embroidery 8" dia approx.

103 Royal Doulton water jug, pattern Waterleaf, Reg No:D6343

104 Small Metamorphic drop leaf side table.

105 Chinese egg shell porcelain tea for one, comprising of tea pot, cream jug, sugar basin and lid, single cup and saucer on serving tray, each one decorated with Oriental landscape scenes and birds, makers mark to the base.

106 Quantity of pewter items including tea set on tray and odd water jugs.

107 19c gilt metal biscuit barrel and lid, with cut glass base andclassical decoration, the glass base has damage. 

108 Small oil painting on board, by Hugh Boycott Brown, panoramic landscape scene of Oast house and River, entitled The Maltings, c1982 8" x 10" eat 150-250

109 Classical 17th century print, naked Male and Female, Man with bird on his shoulder. 

110 x

111 Framed & glazed coloured print depicting a Sailor with a wooden leg and 2 children 4" x 6" in maple frame.

Westenhanger Auction Galleries

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Station House,

Stone Street, Westenhanger

Hythe, Kent  CT21 4HX

Phone: 01303 813545 or 0777-999-5117

Email   thehogbens@btinternet.com

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Items wanted for auction -  

Antiques, Art, Collectibles, Clocks, Watches, Bronzes, Modern prints, Vintage cars/motorbikes, Fishing rods and reels, Wines and Spirits

Entries welcome -  Live link to fully illustrated catalogue from 1 week prior to auction  

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  • We always have over 300 + fresh to the market Lots 
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The highlight of Westenhanger Auctioneers July 2015 sale was this stunning V12 2 + 2 series 3  E-Type Jaguar in Royal Blue. Having been owned by the client for the past 25 years and only covering under 50,000 miles from new this lot was sure to attract a huge amount of interest. 

After many viewings, and with interest from Holland, Australia, Belgium and all over the UK this classic beauty went under the hammer with Principal Auctioneer Michael Hogben conducting the sale. 

After a lengthy bidding frenzy between three phone bidders and bidding in the room the car sold to a collector for £37,000 plus 20% buyers premium. The owner was extremely pleased with the result, speaking after the sale he said "I'm so thrilled that the car has gone to someone who will get as much enjoyment from it as I have over the past two and a half decades. Michael and his team did such a great job at promoting the car, arranging viewings etc and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a rare or classic vehicle to sell"

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Michael Hogben, our Head Valuer and Auctioneer, is available to offer free valuations for sale by auction on weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm at our Head Office, oto receive Lots for our forthcoming sales. If you are unable to bring the items to us due to their size, or the volume of items, we are happy to arrange a FREE home appointment. Alternatively,  certain valuations can be undertaken using photographs sent by post or email.

If your item requires specialist knowledge or research we have a wide network of specialists we can consult, which ensures the item is given the best chance of reaching its optimum price. Please contact us today to arrange a house contents valuation.

Westenhanger Auctions and Michael Hogben offer a quick and thorough valuation service for the purpose of Probate and Inheritance Tax with a sensitive approach. Liaising directly with Executors, or Solicitors, we provide professional, comprehensive valuations to ameliorate the Probate process. The Company works with a number of local Solicitors and undertakes an increasing amount of work for private individuals who are Executors. This situation can frequently cause issues within a family, or other interested parties, and can so often be resolved by the advice of a professional Valuer. Whether is a complete house clearance, or merely to look at a couple of items such as jewellery or a painting, our visit is FREE.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment  0777 999 5117  or 01303 813545

We can also provide other valuations for situations such as Probate  Family Division or sales by Private Treaty, and Insurance Valuations

Pre sale cash advance on certain Lots 

It happens to us all at some stage - we don't quite budget our income as well as we should, and then find ourselves short of cash. There may still be payments due to come out of a bank account or a special occasion is around the corner. With a cash advance we can put all these worries to one side and make those necessary payments and special purchases. Advance payments can be made on gold, jewellery and silver, and up to 40% on other selected Lots. 

A pre-sale advance is a quick solution to a short term financial crisis.

House Clearance if urgent call 0777 999 5117  10.00am until 3.00pm on Monday to Saturday

Clearing a property can be an exhausting and stressful experience. We can provide valuations for auction followed by a full house clearance. It can be surprising what items are saleable, and, having a valuer visit the premises to list the items of value allows family members and interested parties to make decisions about what items to sell or keep. Once items have been consigned for auction we are able to offer a full clearance service leaving the property empty, swept and hoovered and ready for Estate Agents, or the next occupants.
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