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The Aesthetic style has its detractors but a c.1890 Victorian Aesthetic walnut buffet with open shelves and mirror inserts found lots of interest at Burton and made £1325.

The good patina of a Victorian burr walnut pier cabinet with gilt metal mounts also appealed to the trade who took it at £1100.

Continental and American buyers helped push up the prices in the toy section which included boxed and unboxed Dinky, Corgi, Hornby and Tri-ang toys.

Sellers included a parcel of Hornby
0-gauge items including Power Ethyl and Fyffes Banana wagons which brought £380, and a boxed mint Dinky Supertoys car carrier no.984 and trailer 985 which saw £200.

In the ceramics, a c.1880 majolica stick stand with moulded parrot design sold to an American buyer at £360 and a Shelley ‘Late Foley’ intarsio teapot in the form of Lord Kitchener also made £360 despite having restoration to the spout.

Richard Winterton, Burton, August 7
Buyer’s premium: 10 per cent