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The top of the 2ft 7in x 6ft 2in (79cm x 1.88m) piece is made from a single walnut plank, with three drawers carved with geometric motifs and wrought iron foils to the legs.

It is currently available at £10,000 from London dealer Kate Thurlow at Gallery Forty One.


A collection of market-fresh Cotswold furniture has been consigned to Bellmans’ February 14 sale in Winchester.

Most of the 15-lot group were made in 1922-36 by Peter Waals (1870-1937) in the tradition of Ernest Gimson, at his workshop in Chalford in Gloucestershire.

Waals trained as a cabinetmaker in his native Netherlands before joining the English furniture designers Gimson and Ernest Barnsley in 1901, staying there until Gimson’s death in 1919.

The furniture at Bellmans was made for the Leicester home of the Goddard family, who patented Goddard’s silver polish in the 19th century.

Highlights include the chequer-inlaid oak chest of drawers shown here, which is estimated at £5000-7000, an oak and macassar ebony side table at £4000-6000 and an Australian walnut tallboy estimated at £3000-5000.


This live-steam 0-4-2 model 1 inch gauge locomotive was built c.1851 by Thomas James of Hartlepool for the locomotive builders R&W Hawthorn of Newcastle.

Based on the Stephenson patent of 1833-46, the model measures 3ft 4in (1m) long and has been in the long-term ownership of renowned model railway engineer and model maker Henry Greenly.

It is estimated at £20,000-30,000 in Andrew Smith & Son’s February 7-8 sale in Itchen Stoke near Winchester.

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