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The tables, which passed through the Dean family to an unmarried daughter and then on to the present private vendors, were unusually delicate and small with fine detail and high-quality workmanship.

Conservatively estimated at £1500-2500 because of damage to the tops, the pair created a lot of interest with very keen bidding from several dealers resulting in a winning bid of £16,000.