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None more so than an inlaid yew wood marquetry foldover games table. Estimated at £3000-4000, it was of sufficiently high quality to entice the Irish trade, with the successful bidder a Killarney dealer who had travelled to Chichester specially for the table – he won it at £3500.

Another piece of in-demand furniture among the 940-lot sale was a Georgian mahogany serpentine side table. Its legs had been foreshortened but its rich dark brown patina helped it bring £2200 from an English dealer.

Stride & Son, Chichester,
February 23
Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent