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The battle over the Harrington Commode took about 15 minutes. Commenting on the sale, Henry House, Head of English Furniture at Sotheby's and the auctioneer for the sale, commented: "This remarkable commode which is outstandingly beautiful in both form and condition, was keenly contested by five bidders, the final price demonstrating true demand in the market for items of real quality, and one which I feel is justly deserved for an item that has been an honour to sell."
The Harrington Commode was previously at Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire and was sold by order of the Trustees of the 10th Earl of Harrington's Will Trust as part of the Important Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Silver & Vertu sale. The sale made a total of £6,216,750 against a pre-sale estimate of £2,874,000 - £4,403,000.