A DFS sofa has been sold at Sotheby's to an unknown buyer for a record £30m.
The sofa, discovered in a neglected state in the front garden of a house in Barnsley, is believed to have been bought by a wealthy Japanese collector of fine furniture.
A Sotheby's spokeswoman said: 'The sofa had been in the garden for some time and was thought to be just a Chippendale until a council refuse collector recognized the distinctive DFS signature. It's s real find.'
A rusty clapped-out fridge discovered in the same garden and to be auctioned next week, is expected to set a new world record for a Zanussi.