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TOP SELLING LOTS

Dominic Winter, South Cerney, January 21

Really & Truly, a book of handwritten ‘literary confessions’ completed by a number of early 20th century English and Irish authors including Virginia Woolf, dated 1923-27.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £21,000

Bonhams, Oxford, January 21

James I joined oak tester bed, c.1610.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £13,000

Dreweatts, Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire, January 21

Louis Vuitton canvas and wooden band steamer trunk with label to the interior, 3ft 8in (1.10m) wide, fairly good condition.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £13,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Aldridges, Bath, January 26

Japanese Imari porcelain baluster vase and cover, 2ft (60cm) high, with black gilt lacquer decoration, possibly late 17th century, cover damaged.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £4500

Auction Antiques, Hele, Exeter, January 21

Arts & Crafts chestnut tall boy in the manner of Ambrose Heal, 5ft 6in (1.68m) high.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3400

Auction Antiques, Hele, Exeter, January 21

Jaques & Son satinwood and brass Congress Chess Timer, 11½in (29cm).

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 21-27, 2021. ‘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