Having earned deceiving looks, this red-brick U.K.-based house has made a success story recently. To its non-awareness, this Oxford home was ballooned with gamut of art pieces valued at 4 million pounds! It was news for the proud owner of this villa, Preston, a 77-year-old lady that she is a millionaire. Lately, an auction of all her pricey valuables fetched 4 million pounds, which is almost 20 times of the price value of the her house. A librarian by profession throughout her life, Preston inherited all these possessions from her father who was an enthusiastic collector. Take a peep into her world that was flooded with variety of masterpieces.
Amongst the lot, there were two paintings by Fra Angelico, a 15th century Italian Renaissance master, that generated a sales value of $3.4 million (1.37 million pounds) and are anticipated to be placed back in Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Other highlighting artwork include a hanging watercolor creation by pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and an electric fire by Sir Edward Burne-Jones both calculating to be $2 million. Both would be exhibited at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. One must-know treasure discovered here was exclusive creation of Chaucer that was “too small” to be placed in a bookshelf and thus was buried in a wardrobe. It got sold for $150,000.