DIGSWELL HOUSE, WELWYN, HERTS
In conjunction with
Messrs. Jackson & Son
Is favoured with instructions from
Felix Pryor, Esq., (whose lease expires at Michaelmas next,) to sell
by auction, on the premises, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,
October the 5th, 6th, and 7th, 1870, at 11 o'clock each day.
THE COSTLY CONTENTS OF THE MANSION,
comprising the FURNITURE (principally supplied by Messrs. Gillow,
Morant, and Holland), of 21 bed chambers and dressing rooms, in
Spanish mahogany, four-post, iron, and other bedsteads, with damask
and chintz hangings, down and goose feather beds, fine Witney
blankets, Marseilles quilts and counterpanes, Spanish mahogany winged
and other wardrobes, with plate glass doors, Spanish mahogany chests
of drawers, dressing tables and glasses, Brussels, Kidderminster, and
other carpets and rugs, fenders, and fireirons.
In the Drawing Room
Sets of chintz curtains, a suite of
white and gold in chairs, sofas and settees, covered in green silk and
chintz, loo, sofa, and occasional tables, in marqueterie,
tortoiseshell and buhl, velvet pile carpet and rug, chimney and
console glasses, in richly ornamented gilt frames, on statuary and
In the Dining Room
A noble 9ft. 6in. oak sideboard, a
set of 12 oak chairs, covered in morocco, mahogany dining tables,
wagonnette, easy chairs, in morocco, Turkey carpet and rug.
In the Library
An elegant satinwood library table,
with internal fittings, occasional and card tables, sets of easy and
other chairs, three couches, 12-st. billard table, balls and cue, and
a Turkey carpet.
1000 Vols. of Books
Hertfordshire, 2 vols.; Roberts's Sketches in the Holy Land, large
size, bound; Rees's Cyclopedia, 45 vols.; Froissart's Chronicles, 12
In the entrance hall, a bronzed
model, hat and umbrella stand, hall chairs, tables, &c.
A large quantity of china and cut
glass, kitchen and culinary articles, ice machine, two ice chests, the
housekeeper's and butler's apartments, servants' hall, and the
complete fittings of the laundry.
The out-door effects include a very
large quantity of harness, by Whippy, of London, in saddles, bridles,
and horse clothing, two covered pony sets, stable requisites, a Family
Break in excellent preservation, by Stamper, a Double-seated Brougham,
by Wyburn, A Double-bodied Phaeton, by Parker, and numerous items.
My be viewed the day previous to the
sale; Catalogues may be had on the premises; at the usual inns; of Mr.
George Jackson, auctioneer and appraiser, Hitchin and Baldock; and of
Messrs. Jackson and Son, land agents and auctioneers, Hertford, Ware
and Bishop Stortford.