A collection from a titled Gloucestershire family which includes several lots of 18th Century Chinese export porcelain including an extensive Qianlong (1735-1796) dinner service decorated with carnations and peonies emanating from blue rocks will be part of the sale. Due to its rarity and the fact the service has some 100 pieces it is estimated at £8 000-12 000.

From the same collection is part of another famille rose service decorated with deer among bamboo and estimated at £2 000-3 000.

The Oriental section also includes a gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin dating to the late Ming dynasty which holds an estimate of £2 000-3 000. A fascinating boxed two volume collection of six maps and thirty watercolours depicting Chinese rural life which were bound and boxed in Japan and bought in Nagasaki in 1880 are estimated to fetch in the sale room £3 000-5 000.

The sale will also feature Anglo-Indian pieces including a pair of carved hardwood card tables profusely decorated with scrollwork and set on bold cabriole legs with lion paw feet, estimated at £8 000-12 000. A service album of photographs believed to have been compiled by an NCO of the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade, circa 1900 offers a window into the colonial era as it includes images of State Elephants. The 'Kashmir Giant', the North West frontier and NCO's of the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade are photographed standing in the snow in Northern China in 1903.

Chorley's Oriental Art & Works of Art sale will take place on 24th and 25th November.