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Leading the way, a small 19th century mahogany table on turned supports and carved cabriole legs which the auctioneers believed was possibly made by Gillow, attracted £1600 from the trade.

Thereafter two pieces of walnut – a George III crossbanded bureau with a standard fitted interior with a well and a Victorian sewing table with a writing surface, drawer and sewing box on turned cabriole legs – brought respective prices of £1420 and £950, while a rudimentary late Georgian bow fronted chest of two short and three long drawers on splay feet, made £640.

Horological highlights included two 18th century provincial longcase clocks.

The first in oak and unsigned with an eight-day movement and a brass face took £1300. The second in pine by Nichols of Oundle with a 30-hour movement and a brass face, sold at £1160.

Best of the small clocks was a 19th century French calendar clock with a Brocart anchor escapement, housed under a glass dome, which took £1120.

Raymond P. Inman, Brighton, December 18
Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent (inc.VAT)