Sunday, November 15, 2015

Around the Web: Hooton Pagnell Hall - 300 Years of Collecting

Mark and Lucianne Warde-Norbury found a mass of family treasures and possessions that had been accumulated over 300 years by their ancestors after they inherited Hooton Pagnell Hall.

The above painting of Windsor Castle from the Thames with figures in the foreground by Paul Sandby, signed and dated 'P Sandby 1802', is being sold off by the Warde-Norburys and is thought to be worth £60,000

The sale includes this cased pair of 22-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols by H.W. Mortimer & Co., London, that date back to 1800 and are thought to be worth £8,000

The Warde-Norbury's treasure trove includes a first edition of The Nuremberg Chronicle, which is the most extensively-illustrated book published in the 15th century. It's said to be worth a staggering £30,000

This English doll is worth around £15,000

A painting by Richard Gibson of Sir Patience Warde is also up for sale

This room at Hooton Pagnell Hall was full of an incredible collection of items including old drums, stuffed animals and even a dinosaur head.

Bonhams is to sell selected contents of Hooton Pagnell Hall near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The sale, Hooton Pagnell Hall - 300 Years of Collecting, will take place in London on 1 December.
Hooton Pagnell Hall, parts of which date from the 13th century, has been home to the Warde family for over 300 years. Successive generations have added to the contents and the house is a fascinating reflection of changing taste and fashion over the centuries. The current owner, Mark Warde-Norbury, is selling a selection of objects in order to create space for all the things he and his family love to have in their country residence, while setting up the Hall for the next generation.
Hooton Pagnell Hall - 300 Years of Collecting includes Old Master and 19th century paintings, fine English furniture, ceramics, Chinese works of art, silver, jewelry, books and important manuscripts and those unique items only to be found in an English country house.
Copy and photos can be found at The Daily Mail. Additional copy from Bohams which will be handling the sale.

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