The object in question was a Chinese wine ewer
that may have belonged to an emperor. It was expected to fetch between £20,000 and £40,000 but instead sold for more than the price of an average house!
The 8.5cm-high ewer was brought back from China by his Grandfather, who was stationed there during World War Two.
It spent many years in his Mother's display cabinet but eventually ended up in a box in a relative's garage in Church Gresley.
Full Story HERE
Now that got us thinking about items that have been kindly donated to Refurbs and the history these items may hold. Last week a lovely gentleman donated an old chair, he informed us the chair had been in his family for over sixty years and prior to that was sat in a furniture store in Malpas, Cheshire. Upon closer inspection, the chair dates back to the Edwardian period ca.1890 and has a beautifully carved back with two swept out arms.
To be able to know the history and the craftsmanship that has gone into this chair makes it an even more interesting find and we are very confident that it will go to a home where it will hopefully get another sixty years of use!
So... Next time you are up in your loft or clearing out your garage why not keep an eye out because you may just find the unexpected.