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Top selling entry was a Victorian mahogany D-end dining table measuring 10ft (3.05m) with its three extra leaves which sold above its modest £1000-1500 estimate to a local private buyer. He had been looking for a table such as this for more than two years and was therefore ready to go to £5600 to secure this one.

Pictured on the front of the catalogue was a 19th century Dutch marquetry and walnut bureau cabinet which arrived at the saleroom in need of restoration to the veneers.

This is often the case with these pieces and certainly did not seem to deter several trade buyers who competed the piece to £5100 against a £3000-5000 estimate.

Another European piece to do well was a 19th century German walnut writing desk with an attractive inlaid rosewood interior. This sold to the trade at £3000.

Several sets of chairs sold well,
highlighting the continuing demand
for dining furniture.

A set of eight Victorian Chippendale-style mahogany chairs were bid to £2200 against a £1300-£1700 estimate, while a set of six Edwardian mahogany chairs in the Sheraton style with attractive strung and inlaid decoration realised a top estimate at £1450.

Other four-figure furniture included a Victorian mahogany wind-out dining table with two extra leaves and D-ends which brought a top-estimate £1900 from the trade and a George III mahogany bow fronted sideboard with later stringing which went on mid-estimate at £1800.