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The highlight at Leeds was a George III mahogany bowfronted and boxwood strung sideboard. Measuring 5ft 8in by 2ft 2in by 3ft 1in (1.73m x 66cm x 94cm) it had a plain top above a central drawer and tambour slides flanked by oval inlaid doors on square section tapering legs. It made a multiple-estimate at £9600.

Other well-received entries included the cover lot: a well-worked mid-Victorian rosewood and boxwood inlaid centre table. The circular veneered top was adorned with a foliate scroll border with cartouches enclosing urns radiating to the centre within a further foliate band. Despite reveneering to the centre of the top, it sold at £4600.

Chairs also had a good run at Leeds with eight George IV rosewood and brass inlaid dining chairs, stamped W.Outram, Sheffield and C.S selling at £4400. William Outram was based at Sheffield 1814-1834.

There were few four-figure entries at Phillips’, Sevenoaks, but the star turn was a 19th century sideboard in George II style with an ebony strung and cross banded top that realised £2050.

Phillips, Leeds / Phillips, Sevenoaks, July 3
Buyer’s premium: 15/10 per cent