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This wardrobe on stand by the Arts & Crafts Dutch cabinet maker Peter Waals (1870-1937) forms part of Mallams’ auction on May 25-26 in Oxford.

The 6ft 8in x 3ft 7in (2.04 x 1.1m) walnut, ebony and holly stringing piece features decorated handles that were probably made by Waals’ apprentice, Norman Bucknell (1911-2006). It has passed by descent from collector Arthur Mitchell and is offered with a £5000-8000 guide.

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Among the highlights of John Nicholson’s May 31 sale in Surrey is a still-life by English painter Frederick Gore (1913-2009).

The Blue Coffee Pot, a signed 2ft 1in x 2ft 5in (63 x 74cm) oil on canvas, was acquired from a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work at the Richmond Hill Gallery in London. It is estimated at £7000-10,000.

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Unseen on the market for years, this small Venice scene by Federico del Campo (1837-1927) is included in Catherine Southon’s sale in Selsdon on June 7.

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, a signed 4 x 7in (11 x 19cm) oil on canvas, dates from 1885 and is possibly a sketch for a larger painting. With an Arthur Tooth & Son’s Haymarket label to the verso, it has been consigned from a vendor whose grandmother’s father was the original owner.

Estimate £4000-6000.

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