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There was also healthy interest in collectables including a private collection of sewing, toilet and workboxes, which sold without reserves and furnished proceedings with several of the most expensive lots.

A stained wood workbox and contents, undated in the catalogue but presumably a quality entry with some age, made £820; a Victorian rosewood and shell-inlaid workbox, with contents including mother-of-pearl cotton-reel holders, fetched £650 and a George III mahogany and brass-bound box realised £200.