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It dated from the same era of the Louis Vuitton clothes trunk but is a scarcely seen form. In addition to stamped brass hinges and locks was the gilt-tooled serial number 744908.

There was also plenty of competition for an unusual 18th century two-division square tea caddy set with a series of mother-of-pearl ovals listing the virtues. It had a token £200-300 estimate but took £3600.