Category: Home & Decor

'Home & Decor' August Results

Want to know which item climbed to $15,000 in Sunday's sale? What was the most coveted item? Which item attracted the most bids? Read on:

TOP SELLING LOT (ALSO OUR MOST BID-ON LOT)

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A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER

The cover with elephant finial above mask decoration, twin dragon head drop ring handles and on tripod supports, on carved hardwood stand 10cm high x 14cm wide without stand; 14cm high with stand

Estimate: $500-$1,000

Number of bids: 47

Hammer Price: $15,000

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MOST COVETED LOT

AN EAMES/HERMAN MILLER 'HANG IT ALL' COAT RACK

Wooden balls and welded steel wire frame With cer...

Elevate Your Dining Experience

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We're delighted to hear that eating out will soon be possible again! What restaurant did you miss the most?

Eating - where ever you do it - is essentially about 3 things: the food, the company and the atmosphere. Whilst we can't help with the first 2 things on the list (unless you ask us to dinner and invite us to cook for you!) we CAN help with the third.

And in a world where lockdown, sometimes, seems to prevail, there IS indeed something vaguely pleasing (regardless of what 'phase' we are in or whatever is going on out there in the world) in getting the simple things right; getting back t...

Home & Decor (July) ~ Top 5

Last Sunday's sale was an interesting one to watch and several lots had a flurry of bids. Here's the scoop on the stats:

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TOP HAMMER PRICE

A CEYLONESE SATINWOOD AND EBONY CABINET - In two sections with a carved and pierced apron, on bracket feet, with ebony mouldings and decoration, with keys

Estimate: $3,000

Hammer price: $5,500

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HIGHEST OVER TOP ESTIMATE

A MAORI NEPHRITE JADE CLUB - Of typical form with leather cord. 27cm long

Estimate: $150

Hammer Price: $850

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MOST BID-ON ITEM

A SET OF EIGHT CHINESE FAUX BAMBOO DINING CHAIRS -Compromising two carvers and six dining chairs, with white uphols...

Hotlotz Items - Reimagined

Sometimes it can be hard to visualise where a piece that you buy at auction will fit in your home. Not for Mel and his wife Harriet, who live in a stunning townhouse amidst a delicious jumble of antiques juxtaposed with modern pieces and...pieces bought at auction right here in Singapore, from yours truly no less.

Follow us on a whistle-stop tour, to see how artistic and talented Mel spots pieces at auction, what's his knack, what pieces catch his eye. See them re-imagined inside the 'living gallery' they call home, working hard and living their best (second) life possible.

"Why does a table ...

Kick Start your Gallery Wall

A gallery wall (or salon wall) is loosely defined as a collection of artwork, usually framed, and hung in a grouping. We're big fans and have embraced the 'more is more' aesthetic with gusto. Whilst personal treasures or photographs work too of course, nothing holds the gaze more than a delicious jumble of oils, frames, styles and colours. The tricky part is finding the right pieces.

Well, the good news is that we've done the hard work for you, and have a veritable rogue's gallery already assembled for anyone who wants to kick start their very own a gallery wall - without the sourcing nightma...

What Have You Renovated and Restored Recently?

We love hearing back from happy customers! In our record-breaking last Home & Decor auction earlier this month, (read about it here) we sold, among other things, the contents of a Peranakan shophouse, untouched since the 1920s.

These Chinese cleavers came out of it and were snapped up for a very reasonable sum in their rather charming, rusty state:

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Two weeks later, they have been transformed:

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What have YOU recently restored or renovated? We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at hello@hotlotz.com and star in one of our weekly blog posts.

#reuse #restore #recycle

Peranakan Heritage Items Fetch Record Values

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Usually gracing the halls of a museum rather than the saleroom of an auction house: a good portion of yesterday’s sale (91% sold) included the untouched contents of a Peranakan shophouse at 20 Blair Road. Lot 37 – a group of Peranakan beaded shoes along with a box of precious embroidery that included a ceremonial handkerchief used for weddings – climbed to nail-biting $20,000 SGD on the night of the sale.

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Lot 2 was also of note – selling for $24,000 SGD and attracting fierce bidding – a very good example of a Peranakan carved and parcel gilt side cabinet, which also came out of the Blair Ro...