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Best of these was a 19th century oak side cabinet, 4ft 63/4in (1.39m) wide constructed around a 17/18th century coffer and carved in the medieval style with later polychrome painted panels of pre-Raphaelite figures.
There was overseas trade interest but the hybrid went to a local private buyer at £4800.

From a local deceased estate came two pieces of a Dutch figured walnut and floral marquetry furniture – a late 18th century lowboy and an early 19th century side table.

The 2ft 41/2in (75cm) lowboy made £4300 despite loss to the marquetry. The side table with herringbone inlay took £3000. From the same estate came a 19th/20th century Italian white marble 3ft 21/2in (98cm) figure of Venus, indistinctly signed P Guiolotti, which sold at £4100.

Back among the furniture, an unusual offering was a pair of George III mahogany and boxwood-strung cutlery urns. Despite some body splits, they sold to the trade at £4200.

Mirrors have been pretty consistent sellers during the tougher times and a couple went over hopes. An unusual late 19th/early 20th century French carved wood and gilt cheval mirror, 6ft 5in by 2ft 1in (1.96m x 64cm), went privately at £1650 and a 19th century giltwood tall mirror in the 18th century rococo style, brought £1950.