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The discovery of this 3ft 4in (1.02m) diameter example, right, brings that number to four. Its micromosaic top is signed Cav Barberi, 148 via rasella and it dates to c.1845.

Originally purchased on the Grand Tour by Robert Frederick Brownlow Rushbrooke for his Suffolk home, Rushbrooke Hall, it appears in a family photograph taken in 1903.

After Rushbrooke Hall burnt down, c.1920, the table was removed by the family who have now decided to
consign it to Newbury-based Dreweatt Neate. It is to be offered in their 150-lot Antique Furniture and Garden Statuary sale on January 21 with an estimate of £50,000-70,000.