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Routine furniture sold well enough with an early 19th century mahogany open bookshelf leading the way.

Featuring a marble top, grill sides and carved rose heads, the piece took £2000.

Among the various chairs on offer, anonymous tradition cost more than designer work – a set of nine Victorian mahogany balloon-back chairs going at £1220 and a set of six Sir Herman Miller armchairs on chrome legs making £565.