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A lot which escaped the camera possessed an equal quantity of naive charm: a late 18th century needlework sampler worked by one Maria Cooper, 1790 with stylised figures, flowers, trees and a house around the legend Have Faith in God. Samplers are on something of a roll at the moment and this example realised a substantial £2500.

Choice furniture entry to this catalogue was a rather more urbane production: an inlaid and crossbanded satinwood fold-over card table, 3ft (91cm) wide, made in the Edwardian period to the classic Sheraton design.

A mediocre example from the late 18th century would not make as much as this piece which was knocked down for £4000.