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Portrait of Francesco de'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany sold for £50,000 <br />
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The exceptional contents of a country home owned by the revered architect Sir William Whitfield have sold for £1.5m.<br />
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The everything-must-go sale was held by his civil partner who needs to downsize from grand St Helen Hall following Sir William's death last year aged 98.<br />
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Such was the sheer scale of the fine furnishings and decadent decor, the 570 lots had to be sold over two days.<br />
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Leading the auction was an incredibly rare 17th century tapestry depicting the Triumph of Mark Antony.