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Private House with Antique 17th Century Furniture Discovered in UK

Jan 4, 2013 13:34 IST

The Charles Hanson auctioneers in UK during their routine inspection discovered a private house with precious antique items from 17th century. The private house in UK was filled with the antique furniture from 17th century and the auctioneers felt being in that century.

The private house, black and white timbered home near Lichfield, Staffordshire was filled with the furnishings which included tapestries, longcase clocks, poster beds as well as Bible boxes. The Charles Hanson auctioneers explained that the remarkable collection was collected over a period of time by a couple who were the owners of the home and are now deceased. This was said to be the finest collection of 17th century oak furniture as well as furnishings.
 
The auctioneers believed that the quality as well as quantity of the antique yet fresh furniture like this will be of international interest for the collectors who love to acquire the historical pieces.

Around 180 lots would be auctioned on 12 January 2013. The walnut-four poster bed dating back to circa 1620 is believed to sell for 1000-1500 pounds. The oak blanket chest which dates back to around 1580 might fetch somewhere around 300-500 pounds. Also, the fruitwood and fine oak dining table from 1630-era is expected to bring in 1000 pounds.
 
Apart from this, the 1670- era painting which depicted two gentlemen (sons of the Earl of Sussex) could fetch 5000 pounds.
The junior valuer of Charles Hanson auctioneers, Elizabeth Bailey explained that the beautifully-crafted antique pieces have a touch of patination coinciding with 400 year history. Such a kind of furniture was also lost in 1666 during the Great Fire of London.

The auction would take place at Heage Lane, Etwall in Derbyshire, the auction centre of Hansons.

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