Rod Stewart to hold auction after clear-out at Essex mansion

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Rod Stewart. Auctioneers described the 60 lots being sold as ‘very rock’n’roll’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Fans of Rod Stewart and his flamboyant style will have the opportunity to bid at an auction of suitably glitzy items belonging to the singer.

Items being auctioned include a pair of gilt bronze-mounted side tables, expected to fetch up to £3,000, and a teak lounge armchair with cane back and a faux leopard print cushion, with a guide price of £250-£350.

The collection of more than 60 lots also includes a figurine of a minstrel playing a banjo, which is expected to fetch £350.

Stewart, 73, reportedly put Wood House, which sits on 24.8 acres just outside Epping in Essex, on the market last year for £7.5m, having moved down to the nearby grade II-listed Durrington House, which he bought in 2013 but spent years renovating.

The sale, which will take place on 11 September, is said to be the result of a clear-out at Wood House, although the auction particulars do not state which of his mansions the items have come from.

John Black, the director of Sworders auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet, said: “We all have a good sort-out once in a while and that is the case with Sir Rod Stewart in this instance. He has accumulated many things over his lifetime and has decided now is the time to have a bit of a clear-out.

“He lives locally to us and we are selling items of his including settees, lighting and furniture. The items are all very glitzy and glamorous and there is lots of gold – all very rock’n’roll.”

Stewart has sold more than 100m albums in a career spanning almost 45 years. He is releasing 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, on the 28 September.

The lots are available to view at Sworders from 7 September.