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Victoria's furniture goes on sale

Cabinets from Winsdsor Castle
The furniture from Windsor Castle belonged to Queen Victoria

Antique furniture used by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle is to be auctioned in Gloucestershire.

The main item at the Cirencester sale is a Victorian centre table stamped with a Queen's crown and the initials VR and the date 1866 on its underside.

A pair of Victorian giltwood chairs also carry the VR stamp and are from the State Dining Room.

Also on sale is a Victorian carved giltwood-framed screen with green silk floral spray-decorated panels.

Auctioneer Philip Allwood said: "We sell hundreds of lots of Victorian furniture every year, but this is the first time we can claim to be selling Victoria's furniture."

The table was expected to fetch £5,000 to £8,000 at Friday's sale while the chairs were valued at £300 to £500.

The giltwood frame should fetch £300 to £500 and two Victorian mahogany waterfall display cabinets carry an estimate of £2,000 to £3,000, Mr Allwood said.



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