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TOP SELLING LOTS

Piano Auctions, London, December 12

Pleyel the Orpheus and Bacchus Duo-Clave double keyboard concert piano in an ebonised case, c.1939.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £42,000

Bonhams, London, December 17

Pair of Freddie Mercury’s red and gold striped white trousers, as worn for the 1986 tour.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £16,000

JS Fine Art, Banbury, December 14

David Hockney Swimming Pool rug, Vorwerk-Arterior Collection c.1988, 9ft 10in (3.01m) wide.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £10,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Adam Partridge, Cheshire, December 12

Late Qing silk needlework panel, 16in (40cm), featuring four ivory-faced figures in a scholar’s garden, two seal marks, in associated wooden frame.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £5000

Adam Partridge, Cheshire, December 12

Dublin Cavalry Parade 1841, a watercolour signed with the monogram for Edward Hayes (1797-1864), 15in x 2ft 5in (36 x 72cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales onthesaleroom.comfor December 12-18, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders onthesaleroom.com

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders onthesaleroom.com