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One was the 2ft 4in (72cm) tall Liberty Arts & Crafts mirror, pictured, with a copper backplate in copper planished frame embellished with enamel roundels. Estimated at up to £800 it had that vital decorative appeal and sold at £1300.

More of a surprise was the reaction to an early 20th century, possibly Russian, purple heart box inlaid in green and rose metal feathers and the head of a woman wearing a
diadem. The box with a sprung lid released by a cabuchon sapphire carried expectations of £100-200 but sold at £1500.

The top seller was a 5ft 11in (1.80m) wide Victorian Gothic Revival oak bookcase with architectural glazed doors above a frieze drawer and double moulded panel doors, flanked by single lancet arched panel doors. Against a £400-600 estimate it sold at by £2200.