Oval-topped mahogany Regency table – £460 at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.

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At Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh sale on May 2, where an outstanding example made £7500, this small, oval-topped mahogany Regency table was considerably more affordable.

With a brown leather inset to the 2ft 7in (79cm) wide top and four frieze drawers, it went a shade below estimate at £460.