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TOP SELLING LOTS

Bonhams, London, February 23

A pair of large Regency style mahogany library bergère (enclosed upholstered French armchairs) after Charles Heathcote Tatham and Thomas Hope, 3ft 11in (119cm) high.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £10,000

Catherine Southon, Chislehurst, Kent, February 24

A Russian Revolutionary porcelain propaganda plate after a design by Mikhail M Adamovich, diameter 9¾in (25cm).

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £7500

Philip Serrell, Malvern, Worcestershire, February 18

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak gentleman’s stainless steel bracelet quartz watch, with date, case back No 962, with case, outer box and some paperwork.

Estimate: £400-500

Hammer: £6000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Roseberys, London, February 23

Lucie Rie’s Window with Night Sky by Christine L McArthur (b.1953), mixed media on board, signed, 2ft 2in x 3ft 2in (66 x 96cm).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £2400

East Bristol Auctions, February 19

Seventeenth century bezoar stone from a goat, housed in a lacquered medical apothecary box with paper label.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1600

Hawleys, North Cave, East Yorkshire, February 20

Signed personal letter from Yorkshire artist Joe Scarborough with sketch drawings, c.1972.

Estimate: £10-20

Hammer: £320

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 18-24, 2021. ‘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 on thesaleroom.com

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