A Victorian gold fringe necklace/collar was the star performer at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s February antiques sale at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

The fine piece in a fitted red Morocco case by Drake & Lewis, 84 Hatton Gardens, London, attracted immense interest with phone and internet bids.

The highly decorative item had adorned the front of the sale catalogue and featured a fine beaded line suspending a row of beaded round panels with acanthus drops.

A London buyer bought the necklace, which was in good order considering its age, with a phone bid of £3,200.

Watches are always well received in the saleroom and this month was no exception with a good selection of timepieces by well-known makers.

Pick among them was a Universal, Geneve, Polerouter Deluxe gentleman’s 18ct gold bracelet watch. A commission bidder paid £2,350 for the wristwatch.

Not far behind was a nine carat gold Omega, Seamaster, gentleman’s watch circa 1968. A net bidder paid £1,420.

Numerous online bidders battled for ownership of a single 18th Century wine glass. The net went wild for the item, which sold for a vibrant £1,810.

Brown furniture often has an unfair reputation for being unfashionable and attracting poor prices, but the right offerings still command decent sums.

A room bidder was delighted to come away with a set of six hoop back Windsor chairs on crinoline stretcher bases, including two carvers, for £990.

A smart oak dresser base sold to an online bidder for £750, while a Regency mahogany sofa table made £700.

A Victorian tilt top table, the circular top with burr walnut within a foliate marquetry border went for £710 online, while a William IV figured mahogany card table sold for £490, again to online interest.

A rustic butcher’s table sold online for £455 was another notable price from a well-supported furniture section.

A mahogany cased eight-day longcase clock had enjoyed a good deal of pre-sale interest and it sold for £555.

Entries are being accepted for the next monthly sale, which takes place on Thursday, March 7, and the collectors’ sale on Friday, March 8. Items can also be consigned for the biannual sporting sale in April

For more information please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.