Pair of mahogany waterfall-style bookcases - £4800 at W&H Peacock.

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A popular form, with adjustable pine shelves, turned feet and brass castors, they also gained much from being a pair and an accessible size at 3ft (89cm) wide.

Despite their outwardly tired condition (one leg is missing as are some mouldings) they promised to restore well.

The hammer price was £4800.