Ticketed at £25,000 on the stand of Foster & Gane, the piece featured a breche violette marble top and was adorned with red scallops and crystals along with other shells. It went to a UK decorator.
The fair ran from January 24-29 at Battersea Evolution hosting around 120 exhibitors.
Among those standing was Gallery KIY which sold a pair of 1930s armchairs by the Finnish designer Märta Blomstedt offered for £20,000, and Timothy Langston who parted with a 20-piece group of 18th and 19th century faience and delft tobacco jars to a new buyer. The assortment was ticketed at £25,000.
Buyers were a mixture of trade and private customers with many travelling from overseas.
Some exhibitors experienced record-breaking opening days, such as Nick Jones.
He reported selling all his larger furniture pieces early on including a pair of Italian c.1770 canapés or sofas ticketed at £13,500 and a four-door oak bookcase offered for £8000.
Other highlights from the early hours included at 20th century copper and brass owl, pitched at £6800, which went to a private client from The Home Bothy.
Philip Thomas parted with a pair of modernist Italian armchairs in wrought iron, c.1950, which were offered at £2600.
Fellow exhibitor Christopher Butterworth from London’s Pimlico Road dubbed it: “Probably the best day I have had at a fair, ever.”