A COLLECTION of “exquisite” 18th-century porcelain will be included in an auction in Chard next week.

The Chard Auctions collection will also include “a very interesting settee” believed to have been made in the 19th century.

A spokesperson said: “The next auction on Thursday, April 27 at 10.30am will include some exquisite 18th-century Sevres Porcelain, a stunning oriental 4-meter-long silk hanging, coins, jewellery, a collection of Steiff Teddy Bears, and more.

“We'd like to highlight a very interesting settee.

“A very interesting antique settee with scroll arms, brass inlays, and carved claw feet, supported on brass casters, in need of re-upholstering, although the frame and structure are fine.

“No sign of worm damage. Believed to have been made as a one-off piece in the 19th century for a ducal commission.

“You can also see replacement photos for the porcelain, this is 18th-century Sevres porcelain, patronised by the French royal family, from approx. the 1750s to 1780s.”

Anyone interested can go to www.chardauctions.co.uk to view the catalogue, register, and bid, or they can go to the auction room at 10 Fore St. Chard and bid live.