Country House Auction at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse auction on Friday 17th February includes the residual contents removed from Chalmington Manor near Dorchester. “Chalmington Manor has been in the same family ownership for over 50 years. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is a substantial 12 bedroom Grade II listed manor house right in the middle of Hardy country. Needless to say, with such generous sized rooms most of the furniture is on a grand scale. “Lots removed from Chalmington Manor include a huge Regency style mahogany dining table. Measuring over 20 feet long it comes to auction with a set of 20 dining chairs with the suite is estimated at £1,500-3,000.From the first floor billiard room comes a large mahogany library bookcase. The upper section has two pairs of bar glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves for books whilst the lower section has two pairs of panel doors enclosing 24 drawers arranged in four banks and is estimated at £1,000-2,000.Also on the first floor, and in one of the principle bedrooms, is a late 19th century inlaid mahogany breakfront wardrobe. Fitted with plenty of hanging space and drawers, this is estimated at £500-1,000.The Chalmington Manor furniture combined with furniture, silver and jewellery with a selection of wine and port from other clients across the West Country at Charterhouse gives the salerooms very much a country house auction feel.Viewing for this auction is on Wednesday 15th 10am-6pm and Thursday 16th 9am-5pm. Alternatively, you can view the auction lots on line at www.charterhouse-auction.comCharterhouse is now accepting entries for their Spring programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps, clock and collectors’ items in March followed by pictures, print and books with a selection of hunting, shooting, fishing and other sporting items in April.For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com