Skip to content

The Charterhouse two day 7th & 8th July includes the residual contents of a Somerset country house.

“We are most happy sorting through country houses such as this which was built in the 1720’s.” Commented John Snape. “We even found some 40 year old Margaux in the cellar along with Coalbrookdale style garden furniture in the outbuildings.”

The country house look remains hugely popular today with interior designers and private clients furnishing their homes but mixing this up with a more modern look. This is perfect timing as on the Charterhouse auction on 7th July there is a great selection of mid-century modern furnishings to mix in with the country house antiques.

From the country house there are lots of furniture, ceramics, metalwares, rugs and pictures.

One of the more unusual lots are two tables made from timber on estate when the trees blew down. Each table has a four plank top the larger table measures an amazing 20 feet long.

Viewing for this two day auction with mid-century modern furnishing and the residual contents of a Grade II* listed Somerset country house is on Monday 4th to Thursday 7th July at their Sherborne salerooms. All the lots can be seen on where live internet bidding is also available.

John Snape and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 where they are now taking entries for their August  specialist auctions of silver, jewellery, watches along with wine, port and whisky.

Country house furnishings:

A pair of painted bedside chests £300-400

Coalbrookdale style garden furniture £400-600

20 ft country house table £200-400