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Christie's to auction items from Great Comp house

By This is Kent  |  Posted: September 03, 2010

<P>BEAUTIFUL: This George III sycamore and marquetry tea caddy could fetch up to &#163;800 </P>

BEAUTIFUL: This George III sycamore and marquetry tea caddy could fetch up to £800

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FURNITURE from Great Comp, home of the late Eric Cameron, is to be auctioned by Christie's in London on Tuesday.

The civil engineer, horticulturist and music enthusiast, who created the gardens at Great Comp on the outskirts of Platt with his late wife Joy, died last year.

Next week's interiors sale includes pieces from the 17th century manor house he called home for more than 50 years.

His passion for gardening and enthusiasm for all things floral is reflected in what Christie's describes as a "charming selection".

Included in the sale are a late 17th century Anglo-Dutch portrait, an ivory and horn-veneered miniature chess table, a George IV yew wood and elm Windsor armchair and a George III mahogany tripod table.

Great Comp, now run by a charitable trust, is open to the public every day from 11am to 5pm until October 31.

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