lot 89: "an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers. " lols
at any auction , before the sale, you can email and ask them for some pictures and a condition report.
Or call them, if you're lucky , one of the assistants will answer your questions as s/he examines the lots in the room.
how d'y a think *I* ended up with 11 nice saxophones ?? ;-P
clue: it sure wasn't by buying on eBay...
She shoots, SHE SCORES!! the boy-scout "Sax-Spotters" badge goes to sax-girl!
an ALL original Buescher straight Alto in Eb , minty silver & gold, original pads, neck & case , etc....
it sold for nearly £5,000 in the end,
by which time i was sitting glumly on my bidding paddle ;-)
Bonhams are pretty knowledgeable on old master art and fine antique violins, but maybe a bit sniffy about 'common' saxophones.
I contacted them quite recently, I had just found an old painting and an old violin in the loft, a Van-Gogh and a Stradivarius.
Unfortunately , Stradivarius was a hopeless painter, and Van Gogh knew nothing about violin making :-(