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DFS sofa sells for record £30m

A DFS sofa has been sold at Sotheby’s to an unknown buyer for a record £30m.

A wealthy Japanese collector of fine furniture bought the sofa, discovered in a neglected state in the front garden of a council house in Barnsley.

A Sotheby’s spokeswoman said: ‘The sofa had been in the garden for some time and was thought to be just another old Chippendale until a council refuse collector recognized the distinctive DFS style. It’s a real find.’

A rusty clapped-out fridge discovered in the same garden and to be auctioned next week is expected to set a new world record for an early Zanussi.

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Posted: Jan 5th, 2011 by roybland

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