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This oak Bressamer beam corbel features in The Pedestal’s sale of furniture and objects at Manor Park in Hertfordshire on November 21.

It was carved c.1520 by the circle of the so-called Master of Elsloo, a Netherlandish sculptor who worked in and around Roermond in the early 16th century.

The 9in (23cm) high sculpture is carved as an elderly bearded man, clutching a belt or ribbon between his out-stretched hands.

Estimate £2500-3500.

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An Andy Warhol (1928-87) drawing of his famous Campbell’s Soup Can image is going under the hammer at Special Auction Services’ sale in Newbury, Berkshire on November 23.

The sketch appears on the inside cover of a hardback first edition of Warhol’s 1975 book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

The artist signed it for Ben Sederowsky (1946-2012), a Swedish artist who lived and worked in New York in the 1970s-’80s. It has been consigned by his nephew, estimated at £2000-3000.

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More than 500 objects from Europe and Asia feature in Matthew Barton’s sale on November 22 at 25 Blythe Road in West Kensington, London.

Among them is this set of four French ivory figures, attributed to the Dieppe workshop of Jean-Antoine Belleteste (1731-1811).

The c.1800 group is based on the four seasons that were part of Louis XIV’s Grande Commande for the park at Versailles. Each figure represents a season: Saturn as winter, Flora for spring, Ceres for summer and Bacchus for autumn. Following Charles Le Brun’s (1619-90) preliminary designs, the statues were executed in marble by four different sculptors.

Estimate £2500-3500.

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Sworders’ Winter Country House sale in Essex on December 5 incorporates boxing memorabilia relating to the career of Hugh ‘Pat’ Floyd.

Floyd, a four-time ABA Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain, was once described in New York’s Daily News as ‘The greatest amateur heavy that England has ever produced’. The extensive archive documents his 19-year career; from his first fight, aged 16 in 1927, to his final fight in 1946.

Consigned by Floyd’s daughter, the collection features trophies, boxing gloves, photographs and an autograph book signed by boxing greats such as Muhammad Ali. The lot also features a 1935 International Golden Gloves United States vs Great Britain Heavyweight Championship belt, the gilt and enamelled buckle set with a 0.35ct diamond.

Estimate £3000-5000.

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