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The highlight of the day was this pair of 4ft 1in (1.24m) and 4ft 2in (1.26m) high Continental carved pine models of medieval saints, each holding a shield, right. Raised on later plinths and sourced privately from a local vendor, the figures were in pretty good condition and attracted lots of interest from both trade and private buyers. Mrs Medcalf is fairly certain it was sheer rarity value which pushed the pair over the £2000-3000 estimate to bring £6200 from a local private buyer.

Other sale notables included a George III Scottish mahogany longcase clock by Lawrence Dalgliesh of Edinburgh. The case had a moulded arch and swan-neck pediment with brass finials and boxwood fret panels. The movement had a strike-silent dial, a subsidiary seconds dial and an unusual date mechanism. Lots of interest saw it get away at £4200.