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So far, says the gallery’s Andrew Singleton, carved standing angels have proved particularly appealing for buyers, while, in typical fashion, furniture sales have taken a little longer.

As one of his favourite pieces, Singleton names a Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase with a provenance going back to the 1920s.

“The owner of Groombridge Place in Kent acquired the piece in 1926 for around £370 – about £23,000 in today’s money,” Singleton says. “He bought it from Frank Partridge and it still has that label in a drawer.” It is offered for around £8500.

More stock will be added online regularly until the show opens.