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Why this £45 Ikea table could be worth thousands in the future 

Lövbacken table, £45, Ikea (ikea.com)  
Lövbacken table, £45, Ikea (ikea.com)  

As bank-holiday activities go, a trip to Ikea is right up there with repainting the spare room and staining the garden fence. Hordes of us will walk through its doors this weekend (and, no doubt, walk out again, several hours later, having spent a small fortune on plates, candles and picture frames that we didn’t know we needed until we got lost somewhere between Lighting and Small Storage). But how many are aware that, amid the Billy bookshelves, tableware and sheepskin rugs, there may be a valuable future antique?

According to experts at the art and antiques search site Barnebys, the humble Lövbacken side table, recently reintroduced and currently available for £45, could be worth as much as...

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