Antiques challenge. The teams visit an antiques emporium in Marylebone, where experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson are on hand to offer their expertise. With Tim Wonnacott.
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Ooh, it's grand to be in the capital city. And... Oh look!
Alfie's Antiques Market. This is the place.
Let's go Bargain Hunting. Yeah!
Cor! Look at this.
Absolutely bursting at the seams.
This should be a piece of cake for our teams you know. Or will it?
Coming up, the Blues think they're on to a winner when they find a dealer with a sweet tooth.
How about 65 and a chocolate bar as well? You have to go for it.
But the Reds also offer a little bit extra.
What about 150 and a dog?
I don't blame him. Let's go and meet them.
-On today's Red team are good friends Alex and Martin. Hello.
So what's this, Alex, about you two meeting in a dungeon?
Yes, we did meet in a dungeon, the London Dungeon, when we were working together as actors scaring punters.
-Is that what you do for a living?
-That's what we were doing then, absolutely.
The tourists pay to come in to get seriously frightened.
-Are they going to get frightened today on Bargain Hunt?
That's our tactic.
I can see there's three of you on today's team.
Who's this little feller?
This is Suki,
she's my little Chihuahua and our assistant for this afternoon.
She's in an appropriate coloured vest, I'm pleased to see. Are you going to take her
shopping with you today?
-If you're allowed to.
-If I'm allowed to, yes.
She's got a taste for the finer things in life.
What's her favourite period?
I think she's a very deco dog so we'll be looking for some deco, won't we?
What role does she play in your performances professionally?
She's my sidekick now.
I host a cabaret show every Saturday at the Cafe De Paris with Suki and Martin performs for me.
What role does he normally perform?
-He's normally a leggy blonde...
-Yes, it's true.
-..imagine if you will, called Bunny Galore.
Why Bunny Galore, Martin?
A lot of people ask me that and I ask myself regularly every week when I dress like that.
She comes from a party at drama school about 16 years ago and she's not left me since.
She's the bane of my life and an anchor around my neck but everyone loves her.
-So you started it off as a bit of a laugh 16 years ago and now it's your professional gambit.
Good. So how are the two of you - I'm sorry, three of you - going to perform today on Bargain Hunt?
We'll probably just go for the shiniest prettiest things.
Straight for shiny, pretty, expensive things.
You're going to be spoiled for choice, I fancy.
Anyway, very good luck to the three of you.
Now the Blues, a brother and sister combo from heaven. How lovely.
Sarah, you're described as the big sis.
I am, although most people think I'm the youngest, but I'm in fact the oldest.
-And you've got a lot in common, have you?
-Yes, we're both in performing arts.
I'm an actress and Chris is a dancer, and we both lived together in London.
-And get on famously.
-We try to.
You have to if you live together.
-There's not many arguments, no.
-So have you been performing for long?
-Yes, since I was little.
Our auntie had a ballet school we went to when we were young
and my mum was a ballerina so we've grown up in the performing arts.
I took the acting route later on whereas Chris stuck to the dancing.
I went to drama school and graduated last summer.
Well done. Has your acting taken you overseas at all?
Yes, last summer I was in Poland doing a horror film.
-A proper teen horror.
-More dungeon work!
Yeah! It was a slasher so there was a lot of blood involved.
Chris, you're a bit of a mover.
I am. I stuck with the dancing, as Sarah said. I started aged two,
and at 14 I decided to leave home and go to a dance college.
Then I graduated in 2009 and I've been dancing ever since really.
How do you think you two are going to perform today on Bargain Hunt?
Even though you've got no pooch to help you?
-It won't slow us down so hopefully...
That's the tactic.
It won't turn on you and bite you either, will it?
Now the money - here is your £300 apiece.
Look at that thick wodge of tenners. You know the rules, your experts await and off you go.
Very good luck. Wow, two teams of performers, eh?
Is this show going to be big enough?
Let's hope our experts measure up.
Little old Charlie Hanson is with the Red team
and Anita Manning is joining the Blues.
Beautiful isn't it?
Wow, guys. Wow, guys, this is something else.
-What's the plan?
-Look for anything that's shiny and pretty.
I'm thinking I'd like something with a frog on.
I've got a pet frog so I'm thinking maybe for a good luck charm or something.
-So we've got a theme.
-Come on, Suki, find us a bargain.
-Oh, hang on.
I want, look! Leopard-print stools.
-There's two of them.
Shall I hold
Suki for you? Hello, Suki. What does Suki say about them?
-She's not sure.
-She quite likes them actually.
-Have a look at them.
I think they're 495.
They aren't Chihuahua, are they?!
-because you like what you see, you see.
I like the purply thing.
-Excuse me, can I have a look at the lamp?
-Of course you can.
It's 145, a bit pricey.
145. It's very stylish, it looks great, it looks in good condition, but it's a wee bit pricey.
What's the best you can do?
The best I can do one that one, I can do 85 for you.
-What do you think?
Come on, Chris. Don't be shy.
I think it's a very nice lamp, it's stylish.
-People will like it.
-I like it.
-I'm willing to go for it, Chris. What do you think?
-I like it, too.
I think we should go for it.
Get one in the bag quick.
-Get one in the bag?
-I think it's a deal.
I think we have a fait accompli.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-Well done, well done.
-That's one in the bag!
You'll need a big bag, love.
Two items you can afford, perhaps.
-Look at this.
They say it's pink to make a Chelsea market wink, and it might sell well at auction.
What's it worth?
-And the best price?
The best price is 240 for you.
What about 150 and a dog? House trained.
Not today I think!
She's so sweet. No?
-Let's move on.
Poor Suki. Don't give up on your lucky charm just yet.
-I like this. If you're at home, at
home quite literally in your
Chelsea apartment, it says here "at home", doesn't it?
-It's quite sweet.
What you've got here, Martin, is a little diary or notebook which is hallmarked for 1901.
We're going back to the Edwardian age.
What's so nice is that the pages have never been used.
Actually the pages might be completely new looking at their style, but to me,
it's priced at £79. It's not a lot of money in my opinion.
You've convinced me, Charles.
-On the stage, you know, that's a lovely little shimmering...
-That effect and the lining here.
Could we find a price on that one?
-A touch cheaper.
-Is it yours?
-The best price for that, sadly it's not, I'd have
-to ask the lady but I'm sure we could do something.
I'd happily pay for that...
-So there we go.
-I'd say around 50.
I'd guide it between 60 and 90,
and that in my own saleroom, so down here it might fetch
£100 quite easily.
-Now, you said you'd be happy with...?
-60, I think.
-We'll do it
-I wish I'd said 50 now!
-I said 50.
I always do this! I think it's lovely.
-I like it.
-I think it's really cute.
-I can picture a Chelsea lady buying it.
-There's a slight tear there I've just seen, which concerns me a bit.
Maybe I could say 55.
Could you? That would be lovely.
-I'll tell her we found a little tear.
-You're a good lady.
I think we should go for that one.
-Look at me and tell me that.
Carlos's power of persuasion got there in the end. Item one for £55. Phew.
Let's try around here.
Hello! Fancy meeting like this.
-How's your shopping going, all right?
-We've got one item.
-One in the bag.
They both loved it, they're very stylish Londoners and they've
bought a very stylish item, which I think will suit the London market.
I hope it will, I think it will.
You're excited about that so two more to go and how much time have you got?
-About 50 minutes.
-You'd better be quick!
-We've found a frog.
-We've found a frog.
I'm not quite sure about the frog though.
You could always try kissing it.
-Here comes trouble.
How are you doing, Charlie?
How are you getting on?
-Have you got all your items?
-No, we've just got one.
You've only got one? And you've got three people on your team.
-So far so good, OK?
-So far so good?
Have you made a good buy? Do you want to tell us what it is?
-Do you want to tell us how much you paid for it?
-I've found the one antique here.
In all the style and exuberance I need my team here
-to guide me. Come on, guys.
-Good luck. See you.
-Have you bought much yet? You've one item?
-Happy with it?
It isn't marked.
-Look at all that, eh?
-It's this coffee pot.
Look, this is all so kitsch, isn't it?
That's stunning, I love it.
-Look at the fingernails.
-For a lady in Chelsea looking for a bit of jewellery...
The one important question though, darling, is how much would it be?
What would you pay for it?
What would I pay for it? Honestly?
It's priced at 160.
I'd say the value... There's nothing intrinsic about it.
The value is in its style.
It captures the eye.
Again, in essence it probably is 1950s, 60s, I think.
Obviously it's paste glass, it's
not silver, but we must remember value goes far beyond intrinsic worth, Martin, doesn't it?
Exactly. It's a beautiful design, absolutely stunning. I want it myself.
He's getting excited.
I think we should see how much it is.
I think if we could get a little deal... OK.
What's your best price on this small item?
-I'm afraid the best would be 140 on that.
It might flop,
it might fly.
-Life is too short.
-I'm in love.
If you're in love, hopefully many like-minded ladies would be, too.
-That's a deal, we'll take it. Yes?
-£140, we'll gamble.
Thanks ever so much.
Alex has gone with her heart.
Item two, a tasty trinket...
Or a tacky one? Hmm.
-What do you think?
-I like them. They're fun, they're vibrant.
-How much are they?
We'd have to have a really good price on them to make a profit.
Do you think they'd make anything?
Yes, I think again if you buy them in a set. You don't want to buy one.
-If you buy them in a set, they will appeal to the private buyer.
They're colourful, they're functional, they're Swedish, so they are good Scandinavian
20th-century design and that's the type of thing which is hot just now.
Do you like them, Chris?
I do really like them. But I'm just thinking...
Tell me why you like them.
I think they'll be fun for parties and stuff.
They're bright on display.
They stand out straight away, as we saw.
I don't suppose you can do 50 for the set?
50 is a little bit of
-They aren't all the same size, are they?
They are slightly different.
50 is a little bit of a stretch.
What's the best you
Let's say 80 for the four of them.
How about 65?
£70. I meet you halfway.
How about 65 and a chocolate bar as well?
You bribe me?
-Everyone loves chocolate.
-Look at the size of the chocolate.
I'm sure we can find you another one from somewhere.
Please, we don't have much money.
Thank you very much.
Well done, Chris. Well done.
So the Blues pull out all the stops.
£65 and some chocolate.
Mind you, the Reds have got a dog.
-Now, we have £105 left.
-There's about 10 minutes and I don't like losing.
-I hate losing.
-So it's eyes down for that last item.
-What about there?
-I do quite like that.
I quite like the vases.
Right. They're nice. What sort of price?
-35 the pair.
-For the pair.
-That's not too bad.
Is there anything else?
I love the Moorcroft.
-Can I see that pin dish there?
That's very nice.
-I like the colours.
-The thing about Moorcroft is they have always made quality items.
They always had the best of designers.
There's a little crack.
-Right. That's in the glaze.
At 75 it's not too dear.
Well, you could always offer them
a sandwich, bit of cake, packet of crisps.
It's not something I myself would go for, but if it's going to make a profit, I'm happy.
At 75, it's touch and go. You like both of these things.
-We don't have much time.
-I don't think we've got time to go elsewhere.
-I think I prefer actually this than the two vases.
But this is putting me off slightly.
Let me have a look at that a second.
Let me see. Um...
-I'm happy for 45 on the dish.
-How do you feel, Chris? Which do you prefer?
I definitely prefer the dish than the glasses.
We'll go for the dish, then.
OK. Thank you very much. DEALER: No problem, Anita.
I think they wanted that. £45.
This sibling duo are done.
-Look at this. What is this?
-It's a tiny, tiny handbag.
-It's a Suki handbag. A handbag for our little dog isn't it?
It's a sovereign holder. So your 20 carat gold sovereigns would go
in there, your half sovereigns in here.
You would have it perhaps on the end of a chatelaine fob chain, on a watch chain.
It's hallmarked for Birmingham. I think it's about 1935, isn't it?
I like this a lot. What's your best price on this, please?
-I'll take 40.
Now I like it more.
Solid silver, George V.
I'm telling you now,
hands-on Hanson is very hands-on now.
This will make money, Suki.
Not a handbag. It's a sovereign case.
We have 120 seconds to go. What's it going to be?
£40, Birmingham, we love Crossroads.
We do. I think that's a sale.
-Thanks ever so much.
-Thank you very much.
So the Reds have done it.
Did Suki sniff out some bargains?
Charles got things going finding this notebook for 55.
Then Alex was blinded by the bling.
£140 paid. Will the bidders see Red or go dead?
And all tails were wagging
when Charles spotted this sovereign case for £40.
Hey, you lot, you must be relieved to be finished.
Quite a little process.
Tell me, Martin, which is your favourite piece?
I think probably going with the same as Alex, which is the red-stoned bracelet.
It's just so beautiful and the design is lovely.
Are you going to double your money on it?
I would love to think someone's going to give it a nice home and maybe pay a tenner more for it.
-That would be nice.
-What do you think, Charles?
Tim, you never know in life.
Life is a journey. You never know.
Never give a straight answer, Charles, if you can possibly get around the edges. Very sensible.
-Who's got the leftover lolly?
-How much is that?
-£65. OK, that goes straight to you, Charles Hanson.
You're going to have a challenge in this emporium finding something for £65.
I think I am, but with my team, there's so much theatre amongst
us, so much drama and excitement, something to really give us style and to ooze class.
-Something for the dog.
-And the dog.
We've all chosen our respective items.
The poor old dog Suki hasn't yet.
A dog bowl.
That's it. A nice collar.
A bag of chews, something like that.
Anyway, very, very good luck.
Meanwhile, why don't we find out what the Blues have bought, eh?
Sarah took centre stage
and found item number one, the retro lamp for £80.
Chris did a sweet deal, getting these colourful glasses for 65.
And finally, they were positively underwhelmed
by this Moorcroft pin tray for £45.
Quite nice, actually.
Well, I must say you're looking very pleased with yourselves.
-Is this a portent for things to come?
-You reckon you'll win?
Which is your favourite piece?
I think the glass cups.
They're your favourite? Are they going to bring the biggest profit?
-What's going to bring the biggest profit?
I think the small dish will probably make the most profit but the lamp's my favourite. We'll see.
We're in a split decision here.
-How much did you spend overall?
£110 of leftover lolly, please.
Lovely. That goes straight to Anita Manning, a very safe pair of hands if you don't mind my saying so.
Are you going to blow the lot, Anita?
I'm not too sure. There are a few things I've seen that I have liked.
These guys are young, stylish, artistic, so I'm looking for
something with a wee bit of edge to it.
Something related to dancing, perhaps.
Something that's got some shoes on it, anyway, to run out of the auction room.
Very good luck with that. Meanwhile, we're heading off to Bucks.
This is West Wycombe Park, stylish outside and in.
Pretty special house, this, isn't it?
It's been the home to a string of Dashwood baronets for over 300 years.
But two of them have to be credited with the way it looks today - the second baronet who created it
and the 11th baronet who basically, after decades of neglect,
pieced it all back together again.
The second baronet was full of ideas,
inspired by buildings he'd visited on his extensive travels.
Roman temples and Italian villas combine to form this unique home, now beautifully restored.
But there's one room that was in need of particular restoration
and that's this, the Palmyra room, or dining room.
At the time that the 11th baronet got his hands on it, it had been
subdivided with partitions into at least three smaller rooms.
What he did was to remove all the partitioning and set about the restoration.
In particular, this is evident in the magnificent painted ceiling.
The title of the room, the Palmyra room, derives from this design, which was found in Palmyra.
The character that was responsible for the original decoration was the second baronet,
Sir Francis Dashwood, who you see in this portrait.
Now, he was an immensely clubbable man.
It was said that if it was possible to dream up
a reason for having a club, then Sir Francis would be in the forefront.
And if you notice, he's wearing Turkish or oriental dress.
That's because one of his clubs was the Divan Club.
To be a member of the club, you had to have visited Turkey
and be interested in Ottoman culture, but also be capable and happy to
take on immense amounts of alcohol and be interested in all sorts of naughtiness.
Sir Francis is therefore surrounded by various girlfriends.
On his right, we've got a portrait of Lady Mary Wortley,
and on the other side, we've got a rather handsome-looking woman called Lady Mary Walcott.
If you look at the title on the top of the painting, it seems to say Sultana Walcotina.
Not so far off Wonnacott, Walcotina.
In fact, do you see a little family resemblance here?
She definitely looks a bit bloke-ish, and of course is wearing Turkish dress.
Next door to her, the girl who was described at the time
as the toast of the harem, Miss Fanny Murray.
And she's sporting an indication of her true profession,
which is a bare bosom.
Because in the 18th century, an indication of a courtesan was the bearing of one or two breasts.
She was not only a favourite of Sir Francis, but she was also
a favourite of his best friend, the Earl of Sandwich.
Sandwich was a co-member of Sir Francis's other club,
the Hellfire Club, and in this portrait
we see a picture of Sir Francis himself, where he is lampooning,
as a part of his Hellfire Club revelry, the Catholic Church.
This mock religious order held elaborate ceremonies, where drinking and free love played their part.
Let's hope there will be something to party about over at the auction.
Well, it's lovely to be at Lots Road Auctions in deepest Chelsea with our auctioneer Nick Carter.
-Nice to see you, Tim.
Very good to be here.
First up for our teams, Charles Hanson found this silver Victorian notebook.
-How do you rate that?
-I think it's a pretty thing.
I think it's an ideal gift for somebody, especially a Valentine's Day, birthday.
Yes. And it's decorative and it could be used as an autograph book or anything like that.
Perfect. What do you think it's worth, Nick?
I think we'll get something in the region of £40-£70 for it.
£55 they paid. That's pretty well in the frame.
Next is this stylish piece of costume jewellery.
What do you think about that, Nick?
Initially when I first saw it, I thought fantastic, ideal.
We sell costume jewellery very well here.
Closer look to it though, it does have a stone missing, which I do think hits it, rather.
I think it will sell but it's not going to make a lot.
When you say not a lot, how much is that?
-Tell me. How much did they pay?
That's quite strong, isn't it?
Quite strong? They're going to lose £100, potentially.
Unless we get a payback out of the sovereign case.
I quite like the silver sovereign case. I quite like it.
It's unusual in that it's dated 1935.
By 1935 we'd dropped the gold standard, sovereigns were out of circulation.
Doesn't really affect the value, that rarity, but it's still a nice thing.
We sell silver very well here. We have regular silver sales.
What's your estimate?
-They paid £40 for it?
They did, so they might make a £50 payback profit on that.
Things may not be too bad for this lot, at the end of the day.
Just in case, let's have a look at their bonus buy.
Now, Alex and Martin, how exciting, left over lolly.
You spent, you children, £235, you and Suki,
and you left £65 for Charles Hanson to go off and do his worst.
So, Charles, what did you do?
Tim, I went avant-garde and I bought this.
-It was the entirety.
Now, you may have heard of a dumb waiter, a Georgian one, a Victorian one, in mahogany or walnut.
This is a bit different. Because...
She reminds me of you, Alex.
That's why I bought her.
She's a French maid and obviously a serving stand.
She's a good-looking lady in her suspenders.
I love it. How much was she?
Well, she cost me £60. I think she's got clout today,
and she'll either make £120 or she'll make £20.
-Very impressed. I love it.
For all the wrong reasons, but I love it.
What are the wrong reasons, please?
-The kitsch value.
-The kitsch value and...
I just want to take her home, put a Martini there.
Well, it's your day, you see, and I can see her racing away,
but it's your day and that's why I've bought it for you.
Ultimately it's your choice, because after the sale of the first three items,
we'll give you a chance to decide whether you want to cope with Charles's bonus buy,
his bonny French maid or not.
But right now, for the viewers at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about the French maid.
Well, there you go, Nick.
A French maid, do you think?
I think she's most definitely French.
From a very early age I've had a thing for French maids.
It's...it's an interesting,
decorative item, that's about it.
It's not particularly well made.
It's quite crudely made, in fact, but I can see, we have clients here,
guys from the City, got a bit of a bonus in their pocket,
it's the sort of thing they might quite like to see in their hallway in their rooftop apartment.
So, originally, I suppose intended to go in a cafe to take the menu or the tips dish or whatever
it might be, so it'll have another life in a Chelsea pad, you reckon?
-I think so.
-So how much, then, is your City-slicker going to pay for this?
-I'm going out on a limb and saying £80 to £150.
-Are you really?
-I know it's high, but I think so.
-Well, Charles will be delighted because he only paid £60.
-Oh, well done, Charles.
-£60, top end for him.
So, on that basis, he stands a reasonable chance of making a profit on his bonus buy.
Which would be brilliant. Thank you.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Their first item is the chrome deco-style lamp. Do you like it?
I love it. It's very, very Chelsea.
The young buyers that we get here are looking for this
sort of thing, they're looking for cool, '70s look, so it's ideal.
-How much? £100-£200, Tim.
£80 paid, so that's pretty good. That would be a brilliant start.
What about these four varicoloured Kosta Boda glasses?
I'm not sure about these.
I don't think they're very old, they've even still got their labels on, they've never been used.
But they're interesting, they look very fun in all those different colours.
But they're not going to make a lot compared to the retail price.
-What's the estimate?
So that's going to drag them back a bit.
The Moorcroft tray.
It can be hard stuff to sell now, especially late items, and this is a late item.
Yes, late item means brand-new, practically.
It does, yes. I'd say this is from the mid '80s.
-The mid '80s, OK. How much?
-How much? £30-£50.
-Yes. So not so far.
-That's not so far.
-Their killer is going to be the Kosta Boda glasses, but depending on how that is
will determine whether they really need their bonus buy or not, so let's go and have a look at it.
-OK, kids, are you ready for the left-over lolly moment?
Well, you spent 190,
you gave Anita £110, a tidy sum.
She was let loose, what did you find, Anita?
Well, Chris and Sarah are an artistic pair,
and I thought they might like this.
Chris is a dancer,
so we're combining this piece of sculpture with dance.
It's a bronzed model,
it's not bronze but it does have a bronzed finish.
It's in the modernist style, do you like it?
How much did you pay for...
Is that the important question?
-And do you think we'll make much?
-That makes me like it more now.
Don't you like the style?
I do like it.
Do you like the line, is that a proper dance position?
-That's called arabesque.
-Can you do that?
-But you could do it?
-Yeah, I'll teach you backstage.
What about you, Sarah, do you like it?
I do like it, but it's quite new, it's quite modern.
-But it's £20.
-But it's £20.
I don't dislike it.
I think it's worth more than £20.
You don't think it could be solid bronze, do you, Anita?
I mean, it feels as if it might be,
-it's got a bit of patination on it.
And there's a little abrasion there and it's kind of yellowish metal.
Well that would make it even better.
Well, there you go. The market will decide.
For my money, it's bronze.
Have you asked her how much it's going to make?
I'd hope it would make a profit of £10-15,
but somebody might fancy it very strongly.
-It could take a wee flyer.
-Hopefully, fingers crossed.
-I think that's very canny of you, Anita.
-Thank you, Tim.
Anyway, you decide after the sale of your first three items,
but for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's dancer.
Well, Nick, she doesn't seem to have any stockings on, so over to you.
Some of my colleagues looked at this and liked it.
I have to say, I'm not convinced.
To me it seems a bit pedestrian
and a little bit uninteresting, really.
-I like the fact it's made of bronze, don't you?
-It is made of bronze.
-So it's not rubbish, from that point of view.
-It's not rubbish.
Still, to me it looks like something you could buy almost anywhere.
-Well, hopefully somebody will want to buy it here.
I thought a lot lower, but my colleagues pushed me on this one and we've put 40-70 on it.
Well, Anita will be delighted, because she only paid £20 for it.
And when you think about it, for the Blue team,
that's a really good Bonus Buy.
Let's hope your colleagues are right. Are you taking the sale today?
-I certainly am.
-We're in safe hands.
60's, yours, sir. 70's here.
80's bid, any advice on 80?
90's bid now. What about 100?
£100 is bid, front row.
At £100, at £100...
So, how are you feeling, guys?
-Excited, but worried.
-We don't know what's going to happen.
-You don't know what's going to happen?
Nobody has any idea, that's the whole point?
I mean, it's just an amazing cliff edge that you're hanging around.
We really are hanging.
From which you're going to plunge any second now.
Anyway, first up is your notepad, the Birmingham 1901 notepad.
Here it comes.
336, we've got that silver embossed notepad, rather nice piece this
-and I'm going to start the bidding off at £20.
20, anyone want to bid me 5?
25, it's yours, sir.
30 is here. Is it 5? 35.
40 is against you, sir. Is it 45? No...
Come on. Let's keep going.
..45, new bidder. 50's here.
50's here, what about now?
55 is bid, 60's here.
60's bid, anyone going to go 5?
-Otherwise at £60, are we all done at 60?
Any advance on 60?
It's a commission buyer at £60...
-Well done, plus £5.
Next up is the bracelet, and here it comes.
Now, moving to this angular bracelet.
I'm going to start the bidding off at £20 for this. Who'll bid me 20?
20's bid. Five's here, 30?
£30 bid. Anyone going five now?
Otherwise it's on my right at 30...
Oh, no. That could be a 110 loss.
..Are we all done at 30?
It's once 30, it's twice at 30,
it's three times at £30...
Right, Charles, minus £110.
The silver sovereign and half sovereign case.
Going to start the bidding off at £30.
Anyone going 30? £30, anywhere? 30.
What about 40 now?
-Otherwise it's at 30.
-Oh, come on!
A commission bid at 30, 35.
40 here. Any advance on 40?
Anyone want to go 5 now? Otherwise I'm selling it at 40.
Are we done? It's going at 40.
Buyer number 92 at 40 - gone.
That's a good buy for somebody.
It certainly is. Wiped its face.
So, overall you're minus £105.
Which is not so swift.
What are you going to do? Are you going to go with the dumb waiter?
-I think so.
-You'll go with the dumb waiter.
They're going with the Bonus Buy and here it comes.
Lot number 342,
the dumb waiter,
a French maid.
£60? Anyone going to go 70 now?
At 60, anyone going to go 70 now?
Otherwise I'm at 60. I'm going to drop down to 40?
-£40? Anyone want to bid me 40?
30, last offer, anyone going to go 30? Yes or no?
No bid on that at 30,
are we finished, anyone going for any more? No.
That lot, I'm afraid, is unsold.
The French maid hasn't sold!
The French maid hasn't sold.
That's incredible, isn't it?
-Nobody wants her.
-Absolutely nobody wants her. Well, that's incredible.
-Not even for a £5 note.
-They've got no taste in Chelsea.
I'm staggered, stunned...
We have to treat that, I'm afraid, as minus £60.
That means overall you're minus £165.
If I were you, I think I'd stick to the stage.
Do you know how the Reds got on?
-No idea? You don't want to know, I tell you.
Anyway, first lot up is your table lamp, Chris, and here it comes.
Lot number 358, the table lamp.
Very stylish piece indeed,
I'm going to start the bidding off on this lot at £20.
Who'll start me at 20? £20, who'll start at 20?
So much for the estimate.
25 bid. 30 here, 30 commissioned.
35. 40 here. £40? Any advance on 40?
Anyone want to go 50?
-Otherwise it's at £40. Anyone want to go 50 now?
-Come on, oh dear.
Otherwise I'm at 40 and I'm selling it at 40 unless I see more.
Going once, twice, three times at 40.
All his chat about smart Chelsea folk, 100-200.
-People just don't know style.
-Here we go, for the Kosta Boda.
-Where would you start me on those?
£10. Who'll start me at 10 for those four glasses. £10.
10's bid with you, sir. 15's here, sir. Is it 20?
20, 22 is against you. 25?
25 is bid. It's the gentleman's bid at 25.
It's 460 at 25.
Anyone want to go 30 now?
Otherwise it's 460 buying at £25.
£25 is minus £40.
That's your fault. That's her fault.
No, no, it's not her fault, is it?
Anyway, here comes the Moorcroft pen tray.
I can start the bidding off now at £10.
£10, who'll bid me 10 for the Moorcroft tray? £10?
10 is bid with you.
15 - the gentleman's bid. 20, sir?
20 is bid. 5, sir?
25. 30, sir? 30. 5, sir?
No, it's the gentleman's bid on my left at £30 then. Are we all done?
I'm selling at 30.
Minus £95. So, what are we going to do about the dancer, then?
-We'll go for it, definitely.
-I think you've got to!
We're going with the Bonus Buy, let's see what happens.
Rather nice, modernist bronze figure.
I'm going to start the bidding off at £10.
-Who's going to bid me £10 for the bronze? £10.
Who's going to bid me 10 for the bronze? 10's bid. 15 is bid.
20 bid. Any advance on 20? Anyone want to go 5 now?
22 is bid. And 5 now.
At 25, any advance on £25?
I'm selling at 25, any more for that?
I'm selling at 25, commission bid at 25...
-Well done, Anita.
We have made a profit today on one item.
Anyway, that's minus £90 and quite frankly, girls and boys,
this could be a winning score, so don't talk to the Reds, all right?
All right, then.
-Well, teams, have we had a great day?
We've had lots and lots of fun
and there's tremendous similarities between our two teams today.
-Both teams have made a substantial loss.
Both teams went with the Bonus Buy.
Both teams made a £5 profit, but only on one object.
That's where the similarities end.
A great chasm opens up on the scale of losses,
because the team with the runaway losses today,
and therefore the runners-up,
-are the Reds.
Oh, no. Sorry.
All three of them.
I guess, Alex, the worst moment in your life was the bracelet, yes?
-The bracelet moment is my fault.
-Minus £110 is a shocker, actually.
-I guess for you, Charles,
the big puzzle is how your French maid didn't do so well.
I can't believe it, she came, she delivered and didn't sell.
-Good, well, we cracked that.
I'm glad you had a wonderful time, anyway,
we've loved having you on the show.
Now we turn to the victors, who win by only managing to lose £90.
We're still winners.
Not so swift, actually.
But at least you managed a small profit.
Anita, well done, on your modernist bronze dancer.
Therefore, you are minus £90, and are the winners of today's show.
We have had a great programme.
Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting. Yes?
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Tim Wonnacott heads to the capital for this episode of Bargain Hunt, where experts Charles Hanson and Anita Manning lead the teams through a fine antiques emporium in Marylebone. The red team brings their dog along to help get their paws on the bargains, but will the blue team outperform them at the auction? Tim heads to the lavish home of the Dashwood family - West Wycombe Park.