The wonderful classic country house look

UNDER THE HAMMER: A pair of painted bedside chests at £300-£400
UNDER THE HAMMER: A pair of painted bedside chests at £300-£400

The Charterhouse two-day July 7 and 8 sale includes the residual contents of a Somerset country house.
“We are most happy sorting through country houses such as this which was built in the 1720s,” said John Snape of Charterhouse.
“We even found some 40-year-old Margaux in the cellar along with Coalbrookdale-style garden furniture in the outbuildings.”
The country house look remains hugely popular today, with interior designers and private clients furnishing their homes but mixing this up with a more modern look.
This is perfect timing as on July 7 there is a great selection of mid-century modern furnishings to mix in with the country house antiques.
From the country house there are lots of furniture, ceramics, metalwares, rugs and pictures.
One of the more unusual lots are two tables made from timber on estate when the trees blew down.
Each table has a four-plank top and the larger table measures an amazing 20 feet long.
Viewing for this two-day auction with mid-century modern furnishing and the residual contents of a Grade II* listed Somerset country house is on Monday to Thursday, July 4 to 7, at the Sherborne salerooms.
All the lots can be seen at where live internet bidding is also available.
The team can be contacted for valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 where they are now taking entries for their August specialist auctions of silver, jewellery, watches along with wine, port and whisky.

UNDER THE HAMMER: the 20ft country house table £200-£400
UNDER THE HAMMER: the 20ft country house table £200-£400

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