Back to list  Next lot Previous lot

Lot 837 (MH212 Two Day Fine Art Sale, 5th September 2018)

Lot details
A Victorian cabinet of taxidermy, by J. Gardner, Bird Preserver to Her Majesty The Queen of England and The Royal Family, 428 Oxford Street, London, containing over fifty ducks and wild fowl in a naturalistic setting, with painted back, label to bottom left-hand corner, in a glazed front mahogany case on carved oak plinth, 183 x 71 x 169cms (72 x 28 x 66 1/2in.) high. NB: Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria) Velvet Scoter (Melanitta Fusca) Steller's Eider (Polysticta Stelleri) Bufflehead (Bucephala Albeola) Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus) Common Pochard (Aythya Ferina) Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina) Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope) Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus Serrator) Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser) American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa) Smew (Mergellus Albellus) Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea) Common Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna) Surf Scoter (Melanitta Perspicillata) Northern Pintail (Anas Laysanensis) Brown Teal (Anas Chlorotis) Common Eider (Somateria Mollissima) Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus Histrionicus) Eurasian Teal (Anas Crecca) Garganey (Anas Querquedula) See illustration


IN PERSON: If you want to experience the atmosphere of the Auction Room the best way to do this is always to turn up in person. You simply register your personal details at Reception (so leave at least 10 minutes for this before your lot in case there is a queue) and you are issued with a paddle number which you hold up to the auctioneer when you wish to bid. If you haven't done so already you can view your lot(s) this way on the same day. There is time before each auction starts to do this however if you ask the staff on duty they can bring lots to you for inspection if the auction has began.

COMMISSION/ABSENTEE BID: If you are unable to attend the sale in person or would like the Auctioneer to bid on your behalf you can leave a bid on our website when registed (up to 30 minuets before the auction begins) and you'll receive and e-mail confirming them. Alternatively send them to or telephone our team on 0191 430 3000 and we'll be happy to add them for you. We will try to secure the item for you as reasonably as is allowed by other bids and the reserve price, if any. Commissions placed by telephone, fax or e-mail are made only at the buyer's own risk.

INTERNET BIDDING: You an also bid live via our website. When choosing to bid live via you will need to register, using a bank card, to verify your address details. We would ask for you to register before the sale to make sure that you are verified for when you come to bid in the auction. To bid live on the sale day you will access the sale by going to and clicking on the sale this will have a grey banner across the sale photograph which says 'bid live'. Please click on this and it will take you to the sale. Please note the bid live banner only appears once the sale commences on the sale day and is not there beforehand. Bid live through incurs an additional charge of 2% (plus VAT).

You can also bid live on however this is hosting site charges an additional 6% (plus VAT).

TELEPHONE: Telephone bids are only available for lots estimated at over £250. Lots which are bought for less than £250 via telephone bidding will incur a £10 (plus VAT) per lot charge. We only accept telephone bidding registrations up to the day prior to the lot in question going under the hammer. At the point of registration all new bidders will be required to submit proof of identification and address. This can be either a current driver's licence or ID card showing the registered address, or a passport together with a recent utility bill bearing the registered address which can be emailed to Only when this identification is received can the registration process be completed and your telephone line will then be secured for you. As the number of telephone lines are limited, early booking is recommended. (We also recommend that you leave an “emergency cover bid" in case we are unable to reach you by telephone). Please note - there are inherent dangers with telephone bidding; despite our best efforts, Anderson & Garland Ltd. may be unable to contact the intending bidder at the appropriate time. All such arrangements are therefore made entirely at the intending bidder’s risk.

Auction: MH212 Two Day Fine Art Sale, 5th September 2018

Click the 'View' button on the right to view highlights from this sale, or view the full results list here.


Thur 30/08/18,10:00am-4:30pm
Fri 31/08/18,10:00am-4:30pm
Sat 1/09/18,9:30am-12:30pm
Mon 3/09/18,10:00am-2:00pm

View all lots in this sale

Have you got something like this that you'd like to Auction? Just let us know and we'll be pleased to give you some advise. 


Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.