The contents of Hillcrest, Church Lane, Charlton Marshall, Blandford DT11 9NX are going under the Charterhouse auction gavel on Wednesday 27th July.
“We have been instructed to auction about 98 % of the contents at Hillcrest, a three storey country house, all being sold entirely without reserve.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although the house is not a Palladian property the contents are certainly that of a country house from with 18th century walnut furniture and garden statuary through to a library of 1,000’s of books.”
The family, who has been in and around Blandford for centuries, moved into Hillcrest in 1976. With much inherited over the decades it is a treasure trove of antiques through to modern garden statuary.
In the house, which is accessed via an unmade track and located at the top of a hill, is a vast array of furniture, ceramics, glass, pictures, silver, jewellery and books. Outside the house there is the contents of a well-equipped workshop with tools, chainsaws to a wood turning lathe and in the garden there are staddle stones, benches, garden statuary and even the contents of a large log store.
Viewing is at the house on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th July 9.30am-4.30pm with the auction taking place at their Sherborne Salerooms and online on Wednesday 17th at 9.30am. All the lots can be seen on www.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.
Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 firstname.lastname@example.org where they are now taking entries for their August specialist auctions of silver, jewellery, watches along with wine, port and whisky.
Collection of vintage flies £300-500
Hutchins History of Dorset £400-600
Italian marble bust £400-600
Lifesize garden dogs
Oliver Strong bronze heron £500-1,000
Persian silk rug £200-400
View of the house