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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.

Watch video of walk around of this Country House Auction here

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 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 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