Country House Contents online at Charterhouse

***Edit – this auction is now currently postponed until the restrictions to do with Covid-19 are lifted****The Charterhouse two day April auction, ending at 1pm on April 3rd,  is now online only. “We decided the responsible thing to do was to go exclusively online – before the pandemic 80% of our sales were online, so this will not be a huge change, although we will all miss the bacon rolls in the saleroom” said Abigail Bromell.

The sale includes the contents of an old Somerset Rectory.  “It is a classic country house contents with furniture from across the centuries to pictures and lead garden planters and dogs.” Commented Richard Bromell. “This two day auction, which everyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone can follow, watch and bid live on line at during the sale, has pretty much something for everyone from Georgian furniture, his and hers Rolex wristwatches and a Chanel caviar leather grand tote shopping bag.”

In the auction there are classic country house furniture which still remains popular today along with other antiques and interiors. There are a large pair of Italian carved giltwood mirrors, at 8ft high £4,500-5,500, a Gainsborough mahogany library armchair £800-1,200, leather upholstered furnishings including a rocking chair carved a bird and grotesque animals £400-600, a 17th century John Speed coloured map of Worcester £100-200, a Laurence Stephen Lowry “The Beach” coloured print £800-1,200, an 18th century watercolour of Greenwich £100-200, a 1653 Holy Bible £150-250, a pair of lead garden figures of dogs £200-300 and even a John Deere ride on lawnmower £400-600!

With the outbreak of Covid-19 Charterhouse have extended their viewing times for this auction. Rather than just having the traditional two days of viewing they are inviting people to phone them 01935 812277 any time before the auction and book a private viewing which will enable buyers to socially distance themselves.

For those not wishing to attend the sale, telephone lines can be booked and commission bids left with the auctioneers.

Alternatively, you can view the auction on where you can request extra images and condition reports on all the lots and bid live on during the auctions. For the successful bidders, Charterhouse also an in-house post and packing service so lots can easily be after the sale.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their April 8th classic & vintage car auction followed by their May 6th classic motorcycle auction and their auction of

For further information regarding these auctions, contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or email


David Sims and the large Italian carved wood mirrors £4,500-5,500

Gainsborough mahogany library armchair £800-1,200

Leather upholstered rocking armchair £400-600

17th century John Speed map of Worcester £100-200

Laurence Stephen Lowry signed print “The Beach” £800-1,200