Brightling Park table sells for £216,000 at auction

The George II side table sold for £216,000 at Bonhams
Image caption The table was commissioned for Brightling Park

A historic carved table which was in a country house in East Sussex for more than 250 years has been sold for £216,000 at auction.

The carved, marble-topped George II side table was commissioned in about 1747 for the drawing room at Brightling Park, near Robertsbridge.

It is believed to have been designed by cabinet-maker William Hallett.

It was sold at Bonhams auctioneers in London, where it had attracted a pre-sale estimate of £40,000-£60,000.

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