Hidden Value: best of week five

Ben Cooper
Written by: Ben Cooper
Posted on: 21 April 2016

According to Drew Pritchard most homes have the odd treasure squirrelled away, and sometimes homeowners aren’t even aware that the bit of crockery they inherited is actually worth a few hundred quid.

This week he gets to grips with an unusual sculpture, an antique clock, and a couple of bits that aren’t quite what they seem.

Grandfather clock

Grandfather clock

Grandfather clock

Long-cased grandfather clocks like this one were made by the million, and there were hundreds of different makers. This clock was made by Robert Chasty, whose workshop was based in Hatherleigh, a market town in Devon. I would date this around the 1860s. It's very important that it's working and to leave it in as original a condition as possible. Its value is in the region of £1,200 to £1,800.

French song plate

French song plate

French song plate

This type of plate was popular in the 1820s to 1830s. However these look like imitations. If they were original they would be worth about £350 for the set, but as copies about a quarter of that value.

Pair of vintage chairs

pair of vintage chairs

pair of vintage chairs

These seats have been made up later, and are of low quality. They date from the 1980s, and I would estimate these to be around the £40 for the pair if sold.

Cyclists sculpture

Cyclists sculpture

Cyclists sculpture

I really like this! It's a quirky item and if it were to come up for sale at an auction, it could realistically realise around £300 to £500.

If you want Drew to cast his expert eye over something you’ve got hidden away at home then visit Drew Pritchard’s Hidden Value.

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