Sale attracts buyers from near and far

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Richard Barnwell, of Clifford Cross Auctions Ltd, conducted an Antique and Collectors’ Sale at the Wisbech Auction Halls over two days which drew buyers from countrywide and abroad.

A total of over 870 lots were offered for sale and bidding was competitive. Some of the chief prices realised were: “The History and Imbanking and Draining of Rivers, Fens and Marshes” by William Dugdale, The Second Edition Revised and Corrected by Charles Nelson Cole, London 1772 £520; rosewood desk believed to have been purchased from Harrods in the 1960s, £500; Edwardian wardrobe £480; antique style pine plank top kitchen refectory table £360; mid 19th century rosewood side table £310; wool carpet £310; 19th century oak Welsh dresser £290; mule chest with drawers £280; unusual early 19th century bench converted from a chest £260; a fine 1960s sideboard believed to have been purchased from Harrods £240; Georgian gold metal guinea marked “1798” converted to pendant £240; oil painting by Mace £220; circular dining table £220; set of 9 dessert knives and forks with silver bands marked J.B. Sheffield 1910 £220; 19th century Anglo-Indian style jardinière stand £210; mahogany side table £200; A sundry lot of oriental tea bowls and saucers also Nankin teapot £200; set of 3 “Master Humphrey’s Clock” by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Cattermole and Hablot Browne, printed London 1841 £200; Middle Eastern Carpet made in Mashad £190; white painted cupboard £180; A 9ct gold chain, with pendant £180; Cairn International carpet £180; 19th century mahogany bookcase £170; 9ct gold chain £170; and a chaise longue £160.