14 Jul 2020
August 20, 2018 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Mark

Singer Rod Stewart is selling items from his Essex House at auction next month. Amongst the 60 lots are several antiques, including a teak lounge armchair and a pair of gilt bronze-mounted tables.

A pair of late 19th-century pier mirrors are estimated to fetch £2,000 to £3,000. Four bronze wall lights will probably sell for between £800 to £1,200.

A more musical type item is a gold painted spelter figure of a top hat wearing black musician playing a banjo. It is expected to sell for between £700 and £900.

Rod Stewart is known to be a fan of leopard print and has performed in skin-tight leopard print pants. A teak lounger armchair in the sale with a cane back and faux leopard print cushion should go for between £250 and £350.

Items that were once owned by celebrities tend to fetch premium prices. A letter signed by all four Beatles sold for £130,000 in February 2018. Antiques in Rod Stewart’s sale could sell for more than their typically estimated value.

Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster, bought an 18th century Essex mansion in 2013 which probably houses more antique furniture.

Fine quality antiques, such as antique desks and antique sofas, can be purchased at Lancashire antique shops without the price premium of being once owned by someone famous. Buyers also do not have to pay the extra fees and commission that auction houses charge on top of the winning bid price.

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