Chatsworth. The Attic Sale. 5-7 October 2010

Chatsworth. The Attic Sale. 5-7 October 2010
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Introduction by James Miller.

London. Sotheby's 2010. Paperback. 511 pages. 1422 lots, the majority of which are illustrated in colour, plus text illustrations. 275 by 210mm (10 by 8 inches). 2kg. . English. Very good; a light crease to back cover.

An extensive and varied auction of rare and not-so-rare pieces from the attics and out-buildings from Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Derbyshire, England. The sale provided the public with an opportunity to own a piece of one of the UK's most important historic houses. Lots include a Boulle marquetry commode, a William Kent chimney piece, gilt-gesso plaster fragments from the ballroom, 'A large quantity of Late Victorian cast brass light switches circa 1895', a Louis XV meissen porcelain timepiece, a trictrac board disguised as a book, an assortment of shelves, a Venetian model of a gondola, a 'Cabinet of Curiosities', a Maori Nephrite pendant, 'Seven plated toast racks', 'A Russian wrought iron, wood and leather upholstery sleigh, 19th century', armorial banners, a stuffed arctic fox, dinner services, a Louis Vuitton trunk and a Triumph Stag.