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AUCTION SALHS. SALE AT PENGWlERN HAiLL. On Wedne&day, at Pengtwern Ha,U. Messrs Dem, and Sons commenced an importanrt. sale, .which was attended by dealers from all parts of the country and members of the leading families of lNorth Wales. Mr Dew, in open- ing the sale, said that he was offering t,liat, day some very old-fashioned furnit,ulre nearly t(lie wfhole of which had a history. Pengwera Hall was built in 1663, and many of the pieces of furniture had 'been used1 iby Dr Johnson. j' Excellent prices were realised. For a, hand- some Flflench bow-front commode Mr Waring, Liverpool, paid J3265, and for an old English serpentine-shaped commode Mr Owen J. Wil- liamB, of Oefn, gave £210. A rare old Shera- ton cabinet n-ealised1 JB255, the buyer being Mr Charles, London. Another Sheraton collieo- tor's cabinet realised J3125, thie buyer being Mr Lewis, of Brighton. An old French writing table realised' JBISO. the buyer 'being Mr Sher- ratt. of Chester. A grand old Chippendale up- j right pier mirror sold for JB85 to Mr T. G. Litohfield. London. An antique marqueterie centre taible was secured by Mr David, of Lon- don, for £ 51. and an old" French marqueterie inlaid commode fetched £ 55, the buyer being Mir Philpott, London. A water-colour draiw^- ing by Robson reached ;$50. Mrs Jones, of Llanerch Hall, beino; the buyer. For an Ama- tus violin (1678), formerly belongina: to Stir John Williams, in 1800. the sum of £44 was realised, Mr Davies, of Chester, being the buyer. Mr Charles gave £ 160 for a mahogany Chippenda^o kneehole desk, while Mr Da*vid. Ivondon, gave P,69 for an ETizabetlian barotnial diniina: table, 12f.t. by 3ft. Mr Sheratt secured at £ 95 two Chippendale hall tables. The sale realised for tbe first day £ 2581.

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