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Auction of country estate furniture gets underway

A pair of ceramic bowls sold for £36,000. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Furniture from the Luton Hoo country estate in Bedfordshire is on sale at auction today.

The most popular lots so far have been two large, ceramic, blue and white bowls which sold for £36,000.

The sale is ongoing and will continue this afternoon.

Bidders at the Luton Hoo furniture auction. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Hoo estate has been the backdrop for a number of films and dramas over the years including Richard Curtis' Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Auctioneers Cheffins have described the sale as "the end of an era".