TREASURES from a south Warwickshire mansion house are going under the hammer.
The 19th century property, in a location which cannot be revealed for security reasons, is being skillfully taken down to make-way for a cutting-edge eco-house.
And a pre-demolition auction of the furnishings and architectural salvage took place this week.
Going under the hammer were French-style furniture, Italian gilt frame mirrors, chandeliers, oak beams flooring and panelling. A fitted-kitchen featuring quartz-worktops and an electric powered Aga range cooker, were also among the treasures up for grabs.
Senior auctioneer and valuer at Saturday Auction, Trevor Williamson said: “We are delighted to have been instructed to undertake this important pre-demolition auction. Recycling is a very important issue to us here at Saturday Auction, and we recycle more than 94 per cent of non-saleable items.
“This project dovetails nicely with our ethos and therefore we jumped at the chance of creating a ‘win-win’ scenario out of the demolition process benefitting both the environment by reducing valuable building materials and resources going to landfill, and buyers by providing the opportunity to obtain architectural elements and fabulous furnishings at a discounted cost versus retail prices.”
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