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Hungerford antiques sales day totals over £22,000

PUBLISHED: 09:41 22 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:41 22 December 2014

James Podger of Great Grooms and Nigel Perrin, Chairman of the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce

James Podger of Great Grooms and Nigel Perrin, Chairman of the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce

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A sales day at antiques centre Great Grooms in Hungerford totalled over £22,000 as clients bid for lots while enjoying wine and mince pies.

Normally Great Grooms does not open during the town’s Victorian Extravaganza, a carnival and festival in the streets but this year, encouraged by organisers The Hungerford Chamber of Commerce, they did so.

On Extravaganza Day sales items included an early 19th century leather and gilt tooled table-top collectors cabinet, sold for £1,850. Cabinets of this type were very popular for keeping valuable and novelty items collected at the time from visits around Europe on the ‘Grand Tour’

Also sold was an impressive Victorian extending dining table by Samuel Hawkins of Bishopsgate, London, a high quality cabinet maker with a Royal Warrant to HRH Queen Victoria, specialising in unique and innovative table mechanisms. This went with 14 chairs for £12,000.

The least expensive item sold was an oriental lacquer box which sold for £8. Other sales included a pair of Sheffield plated wine coolers making £1,150, and a Persian carpet which sold for £4,000 – there were 24 individual items sold.

Keep an eye on www.greatgrooms.co.uk under ‘news’ for more dates/events.

Great Grooms have been running a prestigious Antique Centre in Hungerford, for more than a decade, with over 60 dealer exhibitors specialising in a wide variety of fields. All stock is vetted to maintain high standards and to ensure customers can purchase with confidence.

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