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Lyon & Turnbull’s Contemporary & Post-War art sale on March 15 in Edinburgh features artwork by both Scottish and international artists, with estimates ranging from £100-30,000.

Towards the modest end at £2500-3500 is this 17 x 13in (42.5 x 33cm) gouache and graphite on amate paper by Guatemalan artist Carlos Mérida (1895-1984). El Signo – Yellow Figures on a Brown Ground dates to 1965 and forms part of Mérida’s geometric period, the last phase of his career.

His later works fused elements from the Mayan world with geometric abstraction and integrated into many of his smallerscale paintings the indigenous Mexican papel amate or bark-wood paper.

Coastal landscapes, marine subjects and seascapes painted in the 19th and 20th centuries dominate The Spring Art Sale at David Duggleby in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on March 17.

Leading the group are two companion oils painted in 1892 by Frank Wasley (1854-1930).

Waiting for the Tide (pictured) and Returning of the Boats are both signed and dated, and each measure 16 x 2ft (40cm x 60cm).

A great admirer of JMW Turner, the self-taught English artist specialised in marine subjects, exhibiting at the Royal Academy and in provincial galleries between 1880 and 1914.

Estimate £3000-4000.

Antique furniture specialist The Pedestal includes this 18th century north Italian commode in its next sale on March 14 at Moor Park Mansion in Hertfordshire.

The 3ft 1in (94cm) high piece originates from the Veneto region and is veneered in the unusual carrubo or carob wood. It has descended through the family of Sir Roger Fray Ormrod, a British lord chief justice of appeal and a significant figure in the development of no-fault divorce in the English courts.

Estimate £3000-4000.

A desk formerly from Croxteth Hall near Liverpool, the former ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton, will be offered at Sworders’ Spring Country House sale in Essex on March 14.

Attributed to fine furniture makers Holland & Sons, it is believed to have been used as the personal desk of Hugh Molyneux, the 7th and final Earl of Sefton. The 3ft 7in x 2ft 6in (1.09m x 76cm) desk is a 19th century copy of Marie Antoinette’s mahogany and ormolu-mounted bureau plat made by the French royal ébéniste Jean-Henri Riesener.

On the earl’s death in 1972, it formed part of the house contents sale offered by Christie’s on behalf of Liverpool City Council, and sold for £1365.

The buyer was a member of the Molyneux family, and their descendants have now consigned it to Sworders. A photo of the 7th Earl accompanies the lot, as does the original Christie’s catalogue and receipt.

Estimate £2000-3000.