The Mary Roxburghe Trust announce the West Horsley Place Attic Sale to take place at Gorringe’s auction house on 8th January 2018.
The auction will be comprised of some 250+ lots from the house, attics, sculleries and outhouses of West Horsley Place.
MRT trustee, Bamber Gascoigne explains:
“It came as a great surprise in 2014 to discover that I had inherited West Horsley Place from my 99-year-old great-aunt, Mary, the Duchess of Roxburghe. On closer scrutiny I found that this beautiful Grade 1 listed house was in a perilous state of decay.”
“Christina and I are determined that this key part of our heritage should be saved, and that as many people as possible should derive pleasure and interest from West Horsley Place. To achieve this, we have established The Mary Roxburghe Trust and are now holding this Attic Sale to help raise the vital funds required to realise our vision.”
All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the Mary Roxburghe Trust’s campaign to restore the Grade I listed house and establish a vibrant centre for the performing and visual arts and the teaching of crafts. The Auction will take place at 10am on Monday 8th January 2018 and will be available to view at Gorringe’s galleries in Lewes on Friday 5th January (9am to 5pm), Saturday 6th January (9am to 1pm) & Sunday 7th January (10am to 1pm).
Lots will be a mixture of furniture, ceramics, silver and pictures.
The full online catalogue can be viewed here: