Thomas Coulborn and Son sold this George IV rosewood table, c.1820, offered for £75,000 at Masterpiece.

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Once part of the Spetchley Park collection, the specimen top is believed to have been acquired by Robert Berkeley (1764-1845) on his Grand Tour.

The base is thought to have been commissioned on his return home and is attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, which is known to have worked for the family.

It was offered by Thomas Coulborn and Son at the virtual event which ran from June 22-28 including two preview days. The 138 exhibitors offered a range of art and antiques, supported by a programme of online talks and tours. Dealers including Coulborn reported lively international interest.

Other sales included a Tuscan neo-classical commode with its original portoro marble top, c.1790, which James Graham-Stewart sold for £38,000 to a private US buyer.


Tuscan neo-classical commode, probably Sienese, c.1790, sold by James Graham-Stewart at Masterpiece with an asking price of £38,000.

Porcelain specialist Adrian Sassoon reported selling both antique and contemporary pieces ranging in price from four to six figures.

Meanwhile, Piano Nobile had several major sales including an oil by Walter Sickert which was offered for a six-figure sum. The gallery’s Matthew Travers said: “We’ve shown at Masterpiece since it began 11 years ago, and these online sales compare well with the more favourable conditions of the live fair.”