Ham­mer comes down on star’s clear out

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Gold chan­de­liers, leop­ard print arm­chairs and 19th cen­tury mir­rors were some of the items snapped up at auc­tion af­ter Sir Rod Ste­wart had a clear out.

Nearly 40 items of un­wanted fur­ni­ture and or­na­ments were sold for just un­der £90,000 at Sworders Fine Art Auc­tion­eers in Es­sex by the mu­sic leg­end.

The most pop­u­lar item – in keep­ing with the star’s flam­boy­ant style – was a teak arm­chair with leop­ard print cush­ion, which re­ceived the high­est num­ber of pre-auc­tion bids. It was sold for £4,670.

Other lots in the auc­tion in­cluded a pair of Vic­to­rian leather arm­chairs, which sold for £7,600, a pair gilt sideta­bles which were sold for £6,200, and a pair of late 19th cen­tury mir­rors, which went for al­most dou­ble the guide price at £5,000. A spokes­woman for Sworders de­scribed it as a “good old-fash­ioned clear out” by the singer, who has a man­sion in Sheer­ing, near Har­low.

She added the auc­tion had at­tracted in­ter­est from the US, In­dia, Greece, Sin­ga­pore and Malaysia as well as the UK.

One of Rod’s stat­ues that went up for sale Sir Rod af­ter get­ting his knight­hood at Buck­ing­ham Palace in 2016 ac­com­pa­nied by wife Penny Lan­caster and sons Alis­tair and Ai­den

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