Hammer comes down on star’s clear out
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