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Antiques Road Trip expert screams when attempt to auction 'rare' item backfires

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BBC One show (June 9) the antique expert was in Worcester and spotted two Victorian candlesticks with a whimsical design straight out of a children's storybook.The candlesticks were designed to look like the branches of a tree and had little figurines of children clinging onto the branches, apparently playing.He explained: "We have two candlesticks here, they look like they are a pair but they are not."He points out that while they are both have "blushed ivory" figurines, the colouring is different on one of the candlesticks."It would date to about mid-1880 something like that, it's called a Kate Greenway figure because it's in the style of Kate Greenway," he added.The popular children's book illustrator rose to popularity in the Victorian.

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