Eventually one bidder emerged victorious at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton, with a decisive call of £2,800.
However it had to share top spot with a small oak six plank coffer which enjoyed interest from the internet and two phone bidders.
This attractive piece with carved decoration to the front saw a mighty battle with one of the phone bidders eventually bettering a strong commission bidder.
Interest in all things Oriental continues apace and this month it was a pair of Chinese porcelain plaques that proved the top draw. Again the internet battled it out for possession. The pair sold for £1,400.
An 18th Century walnut knee hole desk was bought for £1,525.
A late Victorian diamond crescent brooch circa 1890 was among the star performers in the jewellery section. A phone bidder paid £1,050 for the pretty piece.
An opal and diamond line brooch also performed well and sold to a phone bidder for £680. Other notable prices in the jewellery section included £925 for a charm bracelet and £444 for a distinctive gold mesh weave flexible ring by Hermes of Paris.
A Belleek vase entranced an internet buyer and it will be going to a new home in the USA. It sold for £760.
An unsigned Continental School memento mori portrait of a lady, oil on canvas, dating from the 19th Century sold for £890 to an internet buyer.
The auctioneers are already accepting entries for the next monthly sale, which will take place on Thursday, July 5. This will feature a significant section of 20th century design items. For more information please call the saleroom on 01823 332525.