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Ryedale Auctioneers, North Yorkshire, August 18

British naval officer's sword with curved broad single fullered blade and fouled anchor, lion head pommel and ribbed ivory grip.

Estimate: £450-550

Hammer: £3300

Duggleby Stephenson, York, August 16

Pictured is one from a set of 12 Chippendale design mahogany dining chairs, six late 18th century and six good late 19th century from the descendants of Henry Ernest Leetham, former chairman of Terry's chocolate factory with receipt from Mallett & Sons, Bath, 1914.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £4800

Toovey's, West Sussex, August 15

Guan-type grey crackle glazed lobed octagonal form bowl, later red enamel mark of Daoguang but probably earlier Qing dynasty, 7in (17.5cm) across.

Estimate: £500-800

Hammer: £4400


Mallams, Cheltenham, August 15

Pair of William Morris Peacock and Dragon design flat-weave curtains in red, blue and green colourway, each 8ft 3in x 5ft 10in (2.5 x 1.77m).

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £3400

Sheffield Auction Gallery, August 16

Late 19th century Ottoman Kütahya type ewer (sold in same lot as a 19th century cranberry glass jug not shown here).

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £950

Mander, Suffolk, August 17

Artist's palette, on a metal stand, inscribed Sir Cedric Morris, 13in (32cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £580

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 15-21, 2019. ‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com ‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com