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Ever-popular entries such as seating furniture and oak dresser bases were also in the money. A hide-upholstered carver, catalogued as 18th century style, with plain back, slightly splayed arms and splayed feet took £1900, and two period 18th century oak bases offered a 5ft 5in (1.65m) wide example contested to £1650, and one just half an inch wider which brought £1500.

The musical high note of the collectors’ sale was a C. Wheatstone & Co, 48-key treble concertina in a wooden case, 61/4 in (15.9cm) which went over estimate at £520, while an Allwin De Luce oak cased wall-mounted penny-arcade amusement machine 20in (50.8cm), fetched £360.

Most entries, however, were pitched below £100, including a group of 10 powder flasks that all found buyers at £22 to £45, and a group of Thirties car chrome mascots on marble stands, including a kneeling winged angel at £90 and a Speed Nymph, pictured, at £80.

Keys, Aylsham,
June 14, 26, 27
Buyer’s premium: 11.75 per cent (incl VAT)