Couple's wedding gift they kept in loft for 30 years sells for £172k!

Published Monday, Dec 22 2014, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Is this the best wedding gift ever? A couple who received six Chinese porcelain panels when they got hitched have now sold them on for a whopping £172,760!

After exchanging vows in Hong Kong 30 years ago, the pair were given the antiques by the bride's father.

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The 2ft high enamel-painted mountain and river scenes, which are less than 100 years old, sat in the attic until the unnamed husband and wife decided to sell them when they moved.

Richard Bromell from Charterhouse Auctioneers in Dorset was quoted in the Daily Mirror explaining: "When they brought them back to Britain they didn't have any space for them."

Although experts believed the pieces would sell for £40,000, a bidding war between two rival buyers meant the panels' price increased dramatically.

The retired couple, who live in Egam, Surrey, are said to be delighted with the result.

We would be, too!

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