A settee once here at Burrough Court, though to be where Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson were seated on the weekend they met has sold for £2,150 in Northamptonshire.
It is rumored that the pair spent all weekend chatting on a “luxurious” three-seater pink velvet settee.
Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said the sofa was once the property of Lady Thelma Furness, who first met the Prince of Wales in the 1920s. They went on safari together in East Africa in 1930 and developed a close relationship. But it was she who introduced the prince to her close friend Wallis Simpson, who beat her to his affections.
It was rumored Lady Thelma was so enraged she had the sofa reduced to two seats in revenge!
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