Buy J.R.R. Tolkien's Fireplace... only $250,000!
The fireplace was removed from his master bedroom from his former home in Headington, Oxford, UK, where he lived from 1953 to 1968. Here are the details:
This tiled fireplace surround is as it was removed from the property. I can see a small chip on a tile to the front left measuring about 3/8 inch (10mm), emulsion/paint on the edges of the surround where the wall was previously painted up to it, sticky tape residue on the top shelf, and where at sometime the fireplace aperture was covered (probably to stop the draught), the marks where the 7 inch tall skirting boards fitted up to either side of the surround. In other words no attempt has been made to clean it. However, I am satisfied that soapy water will remove it. One of the fixing brackets on the back is missing, but I think that can be easily rectified. It is 100% genuine and really did come from the Master Bedroom of J.R.R.Tolkiens former home. The fireplace surround is bought as seen, and the buyer will receive written confirmation of its authenticity.
If you're still interested, you can get all the information on the fireplace by clicking here.... of course, if you're still interested, I'd like to suggest that you spend your money on more worthwhile items...