ROYAL AUCTION

On July 7 and 8, Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, is auctioning off heirlooms from Althorp, the ancestral family estate. The 761 lots, plus several Old Master paintings in a separate sale, are expected to fetch well over $20 million, meant to relieve the family’s cost of upkeep on Althorp.

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Works From the Spencer Collections

THE ALTHORP ATTIC SALE
and THE SPENCER CARRIAGES Christie’s South Kensington

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GEORGE IV BLACK-JAPANNED AND LIVERY-PAINTED C-SPRING PARK BAROUCHE

BY BARKER AND CO., LONDON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 British pounds
Sold for 51,650 GBP

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GEORGE IV BLACK-JAPANNED AND LIVERY-PAINTED STATE CHARIOT

BY BARKER AND CO., LONDON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Estimate 50,000 - 80,000 British pounds
Sold for 133,250 GBP

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VICTORIAN GILT-METAL KEY

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Estimate 200 - 300 British pounds
Sold for 1,625 GBP

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PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN BOOKCASES

CIRCA 1840, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND
Each with foliate carved gesso frieze and angled uprights flanking an adjustable shelf, on plinth base, traces of earlier decoration, possibly previously with marble tops
Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000
Sold for 9,375 GBP

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PAIR OF LATE GEORGE III GILTWOOD, GILT-COMPOSITION AND POLYCHROME PAINTED PELMETS

FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND
Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000
Sold for 5,000 GBP

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SEVRES PORCELAIN DESSERT-SERVICE

1784-86, INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS GG, HH & II, VARIOUS PAINTER'S, GILDER'S AND INCISED MARKS
Estimate £50,000 - 80,000

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PAIR OF GEORGE II ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

ALMOST CERTAINLY DESIGNED BY JAMES 'ATHENIAN' STUART AND PROBABLY SUPPLIED BY DIEDERICH NICOLAUS ANDERSON, CIRCA 1758-65
Estimate £150,000 - 250,000

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PAIR OF GEORGE II GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS

ALMOST CERTAINLY DESIGNED BY JAMES 'ATHENIAN' STUART AND PROBABLY SUPPLIED BY JOHN GORDON, CIRCA 1758-65
Estimate £150,000 - 250,000
Sold for 145,250 GBP

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FLORENTINE GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME MIRROR

17TH CENTURY
With a later plate, re-gilt
24 in. (61.5 cm.) high; 18 in. (47 cm.) wide
Estimate: £1,500 - 2,500
Sold for 9,375 GBP

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PAIR OF VENETIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE MIRRORS

CIRCA 1830
The plates are etched with figures of Proserpina and Pluto
31 in. (80 cm.) high; 18 in. (47.5 cm.) wide (2)
Estimate: £2,000 - 4,000
Sold for 1,125 GBP