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A 17th century semi-circular oak pillar is priced at £115 from Celia Jennings of Kent.

Probably from a bedpost, the 12in (31cm) high fragment is carved with an eagle supporting a globe on one wing and foliage, or a fleur-de-lys, on the other.


A collection of early 20th century automobile magazines features in Halls’ book sale in Shropshire on July 26. The bound volumes include The Autocar (shown above) from 1907 and a 1923 volume of The Motor.

They will be sold individually, with estimates ranging from £50-300.


Special Auction Services’ sale in Newbury on August 1 includes a quill believed to have been used by William Morris (1834-96).

Formerly in the property of the late artist Judith Ackland, it comes with an attached note, dated to August 1918, which states the quill and a paintbrush were taken from Morris’ work table at Kelmscott Manor.

It is also offered with a print of Adam and Eve, after Morris and Edward Burne Jones (1822-98), and a clay pipe.

Estimate £100-200.

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Ten framed 14 x 18in (35 x 45cm) Cries of London prints feature in Chiswick Auctions’ July 26 sale in west London.

Estimated at £200-300, the group was commissioned by Colnaghi & Co after a series of popular designs by Francis Wheatley (1747-1801).

For over three centuries, the Cries of London was a recurring theme in English printmaking, inspiring many different artists.

Today they are a visual record of London’s ‘lower orders’ – the pedlars, street hawkers and grocers who made their living on the city streets, advertising their wares with a musical shout or a melodic rhyme.

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