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The first Charterhouse auction in the New Year includes the old and the new.

“Antiques are back in fashion and furnishings from a former rectory are going head to head with decorative arts to mid-century modern in this large two day January auction.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The auction has caused quite a stir at home with me extoling the virtues of the antiques whilst the next generation of Bromell’s are really keen on the mid-century modern look for their homes.”

The old rectory dates back to the 17th century and has been in the same family for over 40 years. Full of period features in the property, such as a wig closet, it has been furnished with traditional furniture, Persian carpets, ceramics and pictures dating from the 18th century onwards.

From post war properties Charterhouse have been instructed to auction the contents of is a great selection of mid-century furnishings. There are Ercol, G-Plan, Danish and other retro dining room suites, occasional tables and cocktail cabinets along with decorative ceramics and glass.

First up at Charterhouse, on Thursday 6th January, there is the auction dedicated to decorative arts to mid-century modern with hundreds of lots going under the auctioneer’s gavel. This is followed the next day including the contents of the old rectory with a great selection of traditional antiques and interiors on Friday 7th January.

This auction is now live and online only, due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. The catalogue, with live internet bidding will be available here.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for these auctions in January. They are also taking entries for their February specialist auctions of silver, jewellery and watches, followed by classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, both being held in the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum.

Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations or to arrange a free home visit at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277

Captions: Antiques and interiors from the 17th century rectory

Mid-century modern furnishings from post-war properties