I attended a local auction of 20th century design at Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury. I was surprised to see this original Shaker Mount Lebanon No7 chair for sale and was even more surprised to see the bidding stop at £320, well short of the £400 reserve. I nearly bid but I have a lovely chair made by Brian Boggs which is similar and not to my wife's taste.
The wood was thin and extremely delicate and it was in very good condition.
Here is the makers stamp on one of the rear rails.
This is a Robert Mouseman oak stool which was in good condition. The estimate was £200 -£300 and it went for £320, these are very collectable.
Here's a close up of his trademark carved mouse on the front edge of the seat.
This office chair by Charles and Ray Eames was very comfortable and it good working order, its build quality was so much better than anything you can but today. With an estimate of £80 - £120 this was definitely tempting, although I didn't get a look in with bidding finishing at £300!
This was a very fine refectory table by Ernest Gimson. It was on the small side at just over 6' and was beautifully proportioned, I wasn't the only one to think so and it went for £7,000, way above the £2-3,000 estimate.
Here is another very fine table this time by Gordon Russell, it had the same reserve as the Gimson one above but only went for £2,000.
This was a modern Carl Hansen Wishbone chair designed by Hans Wegner. A great looking and very comfortable chair although I didn't like the plastic feeling black lacquer and it only went for £220. If you want one of these much better to go for one from the 1970's they feel and look much nicer.
And pictured below is my prize, the only reason I attended the auction. A large 12" wide bowl in Mahogany (not Rosewood as per the catalogue) made by the late great Alan Peters. It had an estimate of £80 - £120 which I thought was very reasonable; so did others and I had to part with £220 + commission to get it.
I gave it a good clean with orange oil and '0000' wire wool and then two thin coats of Osmo satin matt to bring it back to former glory. I am happy.