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Welshpool businessman's four poster bed fetches 8,000

The four poster bed
The four poster bed sold for 7,800

A four poster bed which was made for a wealthy businessman during the Victorian era has fetched nearly £8,000 at auction.

The 19th Century mahogany Gothic revival bed was made for wealthy businessman David Pugh in about 1835.

It bore the crest of the Pugh family of Llanerchydol Hall, Welshpool and went under the hammer in Shropshire.

Mr Pugh made his fortune selling tea in London and had a country estate and mansion near the Powys town.

The Pughs lived at Llanerchydol Hall from 1776 until 1912 when the estate was split up and sold.

The hall is a Grade II listed building and is currently on the market for more than £2.4m.

The bed, which once adorned this country mansion, attracted keen interest and was sold for £7,800 to a bidder from the south west of England.

A mahogany telescopic dining table and an early 19th Century mahogany bookcase from another Welsh border country house also sold at the auction for £5,800 and £4,400 respectively.

The sale by Halls took place in Shrewsbury.



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