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In price terms, the highlight of the sale was another unexpected discovery – a pair of early silver-plated candlesticks consigned as part of a job lot of silver plate which saw several competitors jostling for ownership.

Bidders were primarily interested in the sticks and the lot sold at £1280 – the day’s top entry.

In the furniture section, a Regency rosewood chiffonier with mirror, 18in (45cm) wide, in need of some restoration, sold at £1020 and a three-piece bergère suite took £1050.

Fraser Glennie & Partners, Cirencester, December 1
Buyer’s premium: 11.75 per cent