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A c.1900 padoukwood throne chair topped the September 6 sale at Hartleys (18% buyer’s premium) of Ilkley, while a pair of ceramic garden seats was a star attraction at George Kidner (19% buyer’s premium) at Lymington on September 7.

The 3ft 2in (98cm) wide throne chair above, pierced and carved with prunus blossom and with a roundel with kylin to the back, came from a local house clearance and was pitched at £400-600.

It sold to an online bidder from Singapore at £9500.

The ceramic, famille rose garden seats also pictured were undated in Kidner’s catalogue, but against an estimate of £200-400 they sold to a UK bidder at £2400.