A rare item of furniture from a Perthshire estate exceeded all expectations when it sold for £22,000 at auction.
The Scottish William IV oak and ebony inlaid table dating to around 1830 had a pre-sale estimate of £3,000 to £5,000 but a battle between collectors saw the bidding soar.
It eventually went to a private London buyer when it came under the hammer at auctioneers Lindsay Burns and Company in Perth.
An exceptionally large table which could comfortably seat ten people, auctioneer Nick Burns described it prior to the sale as being in the “upper league of tables”.
The item came from Drumfork House, Bridge of Cally, which hit the headlines a couple of years ago when JLS star Jonathan JB Gill considered buying the estate and made several low key visits to the house. It was eventually sold to a Scottish buyer.
Mr Burns said the vendor was delighted by the figure achieved for the table which required some renovation.
“It was in good country house condition but having been well used for the last century was in need of a little TLC to bring it back to a perfect piece,” he said.
“To achieve a £22,000 hammer price was an excellent result.”
Another notable price achieved at the two-day sale at the King Street auction house was the £1,250 paid by an international collector for a rare piece of Perth-made Monart Ware vase, double the pre-sale estimate.
“It was a very early piece and of museum quality,” said Mr Burns of the blue and green vase.