Bidders will spy out John Le Carré items

Furniture and personal effects that belonged to renowned writer of espionage novels, John Le Carré, look set to tempt buyers in an upcoming sale at Roseberys London.

An antique Provincial Louis XV fruitwood serpentine commode that once belonged to the writer John le Carré

Various desks, tables, chairs and other personal effects, totalling some 90 lots, from the Cornish estate of the late David Cornwell, better know by his nom de plume, John Le Carré, will be part of the auction house’s Fine & Decorative sale on March 20.

A pair of Archibald lounge chairs that belonged to the writer John le Carré

One of the great novelists of the post-war era, Le Carré defined the very best of spy fiction, with titles such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Smiley’s People all cementing his position as a world-class writer.

The face of a George II green japanned longcase clock that belonged to the writer John le Carré

The sale includes a selection of furniture, garden statuary, works of art and even Le Carré’s juke box. The highly personal collection offers buyers a unique opportunity to purchase items from the esteemed writer.