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Most of the 460 eclectic pieces sold in three figures – a pair of elecroplated copper Edwardian Adam-style candlesticks at £240; a 19th century bronze of two wrestlers at £260; a Royal Crown Derby dressing table set at £800 and so on. But there were also some pricier collectables including a 19th century Italian micromosaic and ormolu jewel case.

The 5in (13cm) box with a scene of St Peter’s to the lid and six more panelled views of Rome to the sides led the day at £3600.

Among the glass, a 19th century 81/2in (21.5cm) Bohemian centrepiece of a clear glass bowl with all-over gilt scroll and reserved oval panels of flowers raised on a similar stand and a separate base sold at £1250.

Most of the four-figure bidding came among the furniture, led by the £2200 which secured a late 19th century French tambour-top bureau de dame in mahogany with brass stringing and edge banding.

A pair of 19th century mahogany side tables made £1600 while among the most decorative pieces was a Victorian black lacquered papier-mâché teapoy.

The 21in (53cm) wide piece was decorated to the lid, lobed sides, four caddies and plinth with mother-of-pearl and gilt, green and grey paintings of various castles in landscapes and floral sprays. Complete with two glass mixing bowls, the teapoy made £1200.

Thomson Roddick & Medcalf
Carlisle, July 9
Buyer’s premium: 15% inc. vat