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    Oak furniture from the sale at Bonhams in Chester. (Click on image to enlarge).

    Outstanding antique oak furniture will come under the hammer at Bonhams in Chester on May 24.  The Beedham collection is from a family whose name has been a byword for excellence in antique oak furniture for over four decades.

    Oak furniture from the sale in an original setting. (Click on image to enlarge).

    Herbert and Norma Beedham, whose business is based at Hungerford, Berkshire, are retiring. Beedham Antiques will continue under the direction of their son, Paul who will take the business into the 21st century where it will be more website based with a strong presence at antique fairs. They have exhibited regularly at Olympia Fine Art and Antiques fairs.

    Bonhams say that the sale represents a chance to own a piece of furniture made during the reign of Henry VIII.  Prices range from £100 to £30,000.

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