George I giltwood side table, £24,000 at Lots Road Auctions.

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A famous table with similar strapwork top in the royal collection bears the crowned cypher of George I and the incised maker’s name Moore. These tables appear occasionally for sale in various degrees of originality and auction prices cover a wide range from under £10,000 to over £50,000.

This one, despite the losses that would require a full regilding, was in relatively good condition.

A long queue would have formed to buy it anywhere close to the £1200-1800 estimate, but it brought £24,000 in Chelsea on September 10.