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Furniture, porcelain, clocks and more are included in the show in the Suffolk showroom on November 16 and online.

Within the East Anglian theme, it explores the use of chiaroscuro, or contrasting light and shadow, in the objects on offer. These demonstrate how artists and artisans of previous centuries depicted dramatic highlights and shade in the days before widespread artificial lighting.

Dealer Steven Harmer lists John Crome (1768-1821) and John Constable (1776- 1837) as two of the top English artists using the dramatic lighting effect.

He says: “From Holland came the vogue for emotive moonlight paintings. East Anglia was the ideal location for the moon reflecting off the water when looking east.”