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Sofa table sold for £4200 at Moore Allen & Innocent on May 31.

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Measuring 2ft 8in (82cm) wide closed and 4ft 6in (1.36m) extended, the table was appealing both for its proportions, quality of cabinetmaking and the use of burr yew veneers in particular

It was was not in great condition but promised to restore well. Nevertheless, against what appeared a bullish £500-800 estimate, the table sold at £4200 at the May 31 sale.