Hassop Hall Attic & Cellar Auction
Ellis, Willis & Beckett were asked to auction the contents of the attics & cellars of the historic and well-known Derbyshire country estate – Hassop Hall. The hall had been a hotel & function venue for over forty years and in 2019 was bought by the current owners who are returning it to a private residence.
The attics & cellars still contained many items from when it was a hotel including wardrobes, chairs, mirrors, paintings and even a petrified cat!
The auction attracted many new buyers including bidders from around the globe. The auction started with an '18th century' black lacquer japanned collector's cabinet on stand which attracted strong bidding with the winning bid of £1,300. The old Hassop Hall Hotel signs both went for over £300 each, a silk top hat reached £370, and a Lachenal & Co Concertina hit £410.
Over 95% of the lots were sold with some of the proceeds benefitting Sheffield’s world-famous Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
An '18th century' black lacquer japanned collector's cabinet on stand, the chinoiserie interior fitted with many small drawers enclosed by a pair of doors with raised pseudo-Oriental scenes, the relief scenes depict hunting, kite flying, temple scenes, emperors, offerings and nature which are picked out in gilt lacquer with decorative brass cabinet fittings throughout, on a stand with simple cross-grain moulding and square supports, 99cm wide x 120cm high x 49.5cm deepSold for: £1300
A Scott & Co. "hatters to H.R The King" 1 Old Bond St, Piccadilly, London silk top hatSold for: £370
A Lachenal & Co Concertina forty eight buttons and by-pass button, fret cut nickel ends, fitted mahogany caseSold for: £410