The Erotic: Passion & Desire sale in London on 16 February features representations of love and sex from antiquity to the present day. The varied works range from 19th century furniture to fine art, photography to contemporary sculpture. To accompany the auction, we have invited Rowan Pelling, who edited the monthly literary erotic magazine, the Erotic Review, to be the guest editor. There will be a pre-sale exhibition at Sotheby’s New Bond Street from Saturday 11 until Wednesday 15 February. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale. WARNING Please be advised that this sale includes images of nudity and images of a sexual nature which some viewers may consider indecent.