This sale of Athelhampton House and its contents will be recorded as a significant event in the house’s history, which stretches back to 1485. It was a great privilege for the Dorset Law Society to have hosted such a special evening, where it was possible to inspect the house and contents so closely, with Dukes providing expert advice on the pieces.
We thank all those that were able to attend and Dukes for a great evening.
Dukes will be offering the contents of Athelhampton House by Auction on the premises on Wednesday 9th October at 10:30am.
Dukes Autumn Fine Art auction on 17th October will also include items from Athelhampton, selected contents from Uploders Place and property from other private collections. This auction will be on view at Dukes’ Brewery Square Salerooms in Dorchester concurrently with Athelhampton, from Saturday 5th October.
Catalogues and further information about it can be obtained via www.dukesauctions.com or by calling 01305 265080.
Thank you for your work in making it a success.
Attendees had this to say:
“We very much enjoyed our evening with Dorset Law Society and guests, and I hope your guests enjoyed it too…..The auction went well, with sale total reaching almost £1.5 million including buyers’ premium. The Charles II oak stool that Lee spoke about sold for a hammer price of £32,500 including buyers’ premium and was a star of the early part of the sale.” Lynn Strover – Dukes Auctions
“I thoroughly enjoyed the evening thank you. I am not surprised things went for the price they did it was a unique experience which I talked about with family and friends for days afterwards.” Matthew Isaacs – Ward Goodman
“It was a lovely evening and my wife and I enjoyed it very much so thank you. We met some old friends and current business partners that meant the time flew! The refreshments were perfect and we enjoyed listening to the experts. Very interesting to hear about the oak stool reaching that amazing value – well sold!…but then what else would you expect from Dukes!” Ian Rodd – Ward Goodman