From a Sutton Coldfield estate a George III country oak corner-standing cupboard with dentil cornice and two tiers found favour at £1100. Among the ceramics in this Oak and Country themed event, a mid 19th century transfer-printed friendly society jug sold for £300.
Howzat? Oak cricket table knocks £950
Originality and patina are key factors in the price of oak furniture. Accordingly, it was no surprise to see the trade chase this austere George III elm cricket table at Richard Winterton (12.5% buyer’s premium) of Burton-on-Trent on July 28. Entered by a Birmingham client, the table, with its galleried undertier was in fine original condition with no later adaptations and the timber had acquired a good rich patina. It doubled the pre-sale estimate to bring £950.