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£3100 for mirror with nautical air

05 April 1999Written by ATG Reporter

UK: THIS Victorian gilt overmantel mirror, right, was the unexpected highlight of Plymouth Auction Rooms (buyer’s premium 10 per cent) February 24.

Carved in a distinctly nautical style with ropetwists, knots and a pair of dolphins to either side, the mirror had been consigned in original, though hardly perfect condition, with expectations of £300-500.

A contest ensued between the Exeter trade and John Prestige, with the Brixham dealer winning out at £3100. Mr Prestige went on to secure the other major lot in the sale – an Edwardian mahogany triple door bookcase at £2900.

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