The entire contents of a country house are now on sale – including antiques and sought-after artwork – with all items starting at just £ 5, meaning you can grab a bargain
Image: Hansons / Birmingham Live)
The full content of an amazing country house that links to the Doomsday Book is now on sale – with all items starting at £ 5.
The treasures inside the Old Hall, in Burnaston, Derbyshire, are due to be sold under the hammer tomorrow, January 6 Birmingham live reports.
The auction has been described as an “old fashioned sale, everything must go without reservations”.
Items include sought-after antiques such as a George III elm chest of drawers, circa 1780, and a late 18th century George III oak and mahogany longcase clock from Wainwright of Nottingham.
Everything is for sale – including the kitchen table in the house, a lawn mower and several tables.
There is no guide article for pricing, so coins worth thousands could cost a lot less.
Auctions are already underway for the hundreds of heirlooms from the Derbyshire country house.
Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers, said: “This is a good old fashioned country house sale with no set reserve price.
“It offers the opportunity to buy a piece of old England, which Americans and Canadians in particular love to do.
“This is unusual, as auctions start at £ 5 on each item, and there are some good antiques to be had. Everything must go. “
Other items available include a Chinese elm shoe shine stool with a slot for money and a Victorian mahogany bookcase bookcase.
There are also a number of ceramics on sale, including items from the Oriental, Royal Crown Derby, Denby, and Churchill.
The sprawling property has a rich and interesting history and is located in the village of Burnaston, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
Originally a 17th-century half-timbered mansion, the Old Hall was rebuilt in the Victorian era.
Mr Hanson said he hoped the sale could provide “welcome entertainment” for those bored at home.
“This period house provided the perfect setting for antiques, paintings and ceramics,” he said.
“Elegant decorative touches and works of art have been carefully collected and cared for.
“We didn’t expect the timing of this online-only sale to coincide with the start of another foreclosure.
“I hope this provides a welcome diversion. In an effort to do something positive, many people have improved their homes and gardens in recent months.
“This sale offers a lot of decoration inspiration.”