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This early 18th century wool and silk petit point panel, 17in (43cm) square, of a huntsman, animals and a house, was estimated at £200-300 – some thought the border was stitched later – but against three telephone bidders it sold on the book to the London trade at £3400.

While bidding was selective for mediocre furniture, a George III Sheraton style mahogany sideboard consigned from a local house was the top entry at £3200.

The silver section included a small German parcel gilt beaker, c.1620, at £1200 and a set of four George III oval salt cellars with reeded bands and engraved crests, Dublin 1803, 10oz, which went to the Irish trade at a double-estimate £1050.

A piece of Victorian shellwork an octagonal example with heart shaped motif and forget-me-not decoration – retrieved from beneath a pile of plaster and debris of a demolished house was hardly in good condition but went to a collector against keen trade opposition at £1500.

Clarke Gammon, Guildford, Surrey, September 11
Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent