Elderly man's Chinese art valued at £300: what did it fetch?

Sarah Coles
the highly-prized Chinese panels that sold at auction for £516,600
the highly-prized Chinese panels that sold at auction for £516,600

A widower put four Chinese panels up for sale when he moved into a care home. They had been in his bungalow since his father passed away, and while two were hung in his bedroom, the other two had been languishing under the bed.

The auctioneer called around a few experts, and received very little interest, so valued them at £300. However, they were in for a surprise.

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