A 285-year-old dried lemon, found in the bottom drawer of a 19th century chest during a house clearance, surprisingly sold for £1,400 at auction. The item, part of an uncle's possessions, was brought to Brettells Auctioneers in Newport, Shropshire, where it ignited an unexpected bidding war. The chest, initially thought to be valuable, revealed the ancient citrus fruit, leading to its remarkable sale.

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