Rod Stewart furniture clear out

Rod Stewart Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Rod Stewart Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Sir Rod Stewart sold his unwanted furniture and ornaments in Essex yesterday evening for just under £90,000.

A gold-painted spelter figure of a musician. Picture: Sworders

A gold-painted spelter figure of a musician. Picture: Sworders - Credit: Archant

Sir Rod, 73, who was knighted in 2016, is famous for such hits as Maggie May, Sailing and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?

The singer, who has a house in Sheering, near Harlow, auctioned off 38 items at Sworders’ Fine Art in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.

A pair of Victorian leather armchairs were the most popular items, with the hammer coming down at £7,600.

The auction had originally been expected to raise up to £40,000.

A teal lounge armchair from Rod Stewart's collection

A teal lounge armchair from Rod Stewart's collection - Credit: Archant

Estimates for the items ranging from £60 to £3,000. All of the items listed were sold.

Among the items were a pair of gilt bronze-mounted side tables, which went under the hammer for £6,200, a pair of late 19th Century pier mirrors, which sold for almost double the guide price at £5,000, and a set of four gilt bronze two-branch wall lights, which were snapped up at £2,800.

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Sworders also had a limited number of signed auction catalogues, the proceeds of which went to a children’s charity.