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Unusually well-proportioned – “it doesn’t look quite as daft as some” said Mr Rogers Jones – the dresser incorporates a white dial clock by Robert Jones of Ruthin, a scalloped and pierced cornice and a secret drawer concealed within the bank of spice drawers. It is on the market for the first time in at least four generations.

At a Rogers Jones June 24 sale in Colwyn Bay, that also includes a late 18th century dresser from the Conway Valley, it carries an estimate of £7000-10,000.