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Leading the field was a Regency rosewood sofa table with boxwood and ebony stringing, 2ft 4in (71cm) wide, which attracted little trade interest on account of a split top and went below-estimate at £1950.

An Edwardian cast iron fountain with three circular tiers on a reeded column supported by models of three swans on a plinth base, 8ft 2in (2.49m) high, attracted a double-estimate £1050, a George III mahogany commode which had been split to the sides and top took £900 and a Victorian set of six rosewood balloon back dining chairs, one of which had been restored, sold at £720.

On the first day a late 19th century walnut-cased sewing machine stamped Has Raymond attracted £240, a late 19th century Märklin manufactured horse racing game in its original box brought the same amount of money, a 2ft 8in (81cm) wide picnic basket made of wicker with metal carrying handles took £210 and a Cirrus Minor II mahogany propellor missing its copper covers sold at £190.

Ambrose Auction Rooms, Loughton, February 25-26
Buyer's premium: 10 per cent