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Elsewhere it was furniture rather than furnishings which brought the higher prices.

A 20th century oak dresser of three central drawers, two small cupboards and four spice drawers between a plate rack and a pot shelf, 5ft 6in (1.68m) wide, attracted £1500; a Black Forest hall stand carved as a growling bear holding a tree topped by a bear cub took £1400; a William IV rosewood circular tilt-top dining table with a triform base and claw feet, 4ft 6in (1.37m) diameter, made £1350 and a George III mahogany night commode of typical composition, 2ft (61cm) wide, sold at £1300.

Around 40 lots of photographic equipment were highlighted by the performance of several Leica cameras.

An M2 fitted with an Elmar 50mm lens in a fitted case with accessories attracted £680, an M2 fitted with a Summicron 50mm lens took £480 and a Leica 1f black dial camera fitted with an Elmar 5cm lens in a fitted case with numerous accessories sold at £420.

Jacobs and Hunt, Petersfield, March 5
Buyer’s premium: 10 per cent