Sotheby’s has put out an amazing seven-minute long video of the attic sale at Chatsworth House in the UK. There are more than 20,000 pieces up for offer during this three day event.
As the current and 12th Duke of Devonshire says, “What are we going to do, get a bigger house?”. Apparently, there was a house that the family owned in London until it was torn down in the 1920’s, and the then-owner had all of the wood-work and fireplaces removed and numbered and stored in the attics at Chatsworth. An early architectural salvage operation! There are several pieces that are discussed in some detail, including this incredible cabinet. It’s made from pieces of wood branches that have been sawn into sections. The inside even more fabulous! There are myriad door frames, from a room like this,fragments of sculpture, and 19,996 other pieces.
To view the video, please click here. All pictures are screen-grabs from the video.