A c.1930 armchair ascribed to Ambrose Heal – £2300 at Rogers Jones.

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It was ascribed to the famous designer scion of the furniture manufacturing and retailing family when offered at Rogers Jones (15% buyer’s premium) on January 22.

With integral drop reading table, bookcase and adjustable flap and adjustable back, the 2ft 5in to 3ft 4in (74cm-1.02m) wide chair featured in the 1932 Heal’s catalogue.

This example offered at Cardiff had some small chips, a ring stain and general wear but was in good, solid condition with working mechanism.

Two private Welsh bidders saw off trade interest and, against a tempting £400-600 estimate, the chair went to a long-standing client at £2300.