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Unusual American Chest Leads the Furniture Sale...

20th January 2020

The final day of Lawrences’ week of Winter auctions drew to a close with a selection of 350 lots of clocks, works of art, furniture and carpets.

A George III brass cased alarm timepiece by Matthew and Thomas Dutton took three times expectations at £3750 and a brass and iron lantern clock by John Hall of London was bought for £2370.

In the furniture section, a carved oak panel from the late 16th- or 17th Century showed lions, a monkey and deer and made £8120; and a Regency mahogany drum table was bid to £3000. A Feraghan carpet from West Iran, 5.9 x 4.5m, was bought for £6500 and a 16cm goblet carved from `Blue John`, the fluorite mineral found exclusively near Castleton in Derbyshire, made £1120.

The day’s top price was paid for a 75cm-wide Tlingit pine chest from the North West coast of America, found in the weekly saleroom and spotted by Neil Grenyer. It was withdrawn for further research and was bought by a bidder in Canada for a sale-topping £23,750.

The firm's week of auctions was a resounding success and totalled over £1.1m.

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