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Alderley House Auction Puts 500 Lots of Georgian and Victorian Furnishings On Sale

Auctioneers Sworders will recreate the feel of a Georgian country house when the principal contents of Alderley House in Gloucestershire come up for sale on July 23rd 2019. The stand-alone auction in the auctioneer’s award-winning Stansted Mountfitchet headquarters will feature more than 500 lots. The present-day Alderley House is a mid-19th century Grade II listed country house designed by the English architect Lewis Vulliamy and built for Robert Blagden Hale in the small village of...

Are Victorian Antiques Seeing a Resurgence?

Unlike many alternative assets including fine wine and art, antique sales—in particular, Victorian antiques—have a precarious history at auction. The Victorian age, which constitutes the period in which Queen Victoria reigned England from 1837-1901, was a particularly special time in Britain’s rich history. Much of the social, political and economic policies that exist today can be attributed to the Victorians, who implemented major reforms to better improve education, industry, countrywide infrastructure and technology under the...

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