Antiques Roadshow guest refuses to sell Russian chair after learning huge value



“In fact, it is a well-known Russian adage, which is along those lines but slightly generalised, and that is that you will get further if you do things in a quiet way.

“If you were to put a chair like this into auction now, it will probably fetch around £4,000 or £5,000.”

The guest quickly quipped: “It’s not for sale. I am going to give it to my daughter in my will,” with the daughter smiling: “I’m thrilled.

“I just remember this. I used to sit on it as a little girl and I can see my feet, because I was too short to fit the floor, dangling, so yes I love this chair.”

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