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Pick of the bunch was an 18th century oak cupboard. At 3ft 3in (1.01m) high the cupboard was in two sections with the upper flanked by fluted pilasters with carved corinthian capitals and the lower section, which may have been associated, with a pair of panelled doors.

Keen interest from the trade saw the £400-600 estimate shattered when after a lengthy battle a bidder in the room yielded the winning bid of £4200.

Scattered throughout the outbuildings and rooms of the cottage was a part suite of adjustable library bookcases.
Clinching the bookcases' success was their impressive provenance. Attributed to the Froxfield workshops made famous by the Arts and Crafts Revivalists the Barnsleys during the 1920s/30s, the part-suite realised £1350.

Best of the works of art was a Regency rosewood circular occasional table. Set on a turned column and with a tripod base, the 15in (38.5cm) high table was in excellent condition and sold accordingly at an above estimate £600.

Moorcroft found favour in the ceramics when a Macintyre double gourd-shaped vase in the Poppies pattern exceeded all pre-sale hopes.
Signed to the underside in green and with brown printed marks, the 41/2in (11.5cm) high vase dated from before 1910 when William Moorcroft was still at the Macintyre factory. This early piece appealed to collectors and it was taken at £750.

Jacobs & Hunt, Petersfield, June 15
Buyer's premium: 15 per cent