Kilsby Grange was untouched for 50 years

Kilsby Grange

Kilsby Grange

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The contents of Kilsby Grange have remained virtually untouched for 50 years...until now.

Time has stood still at the property, a large late Georgian ‘hunting box’, which is now on the market.

J P Humbert Auctioneers Ltd were instructed to clear the contents and a sale took place at the weekend.

The house - purchased by the Harrision family (of Howkins & Harrison) in 1921, has remained in the family for three generations and according to the auctioneer, is in ‘time warp’ condition.

Jonathan Humbert met one of the executors there recently.

He said: “I was amazed how time had stood still within the walls of this house.

“It was just like walking into a house in 1960s. The furniture and contents were all in position, gathering dust and clearly, the items were still in great condition although a little unloved perhaps.”

Along with a large quantity of quality antique furniture, the auctioneers discovered a large quantity of vintage hunting ephemera, a rare ‘whip rack,’ an antique tribal neck-rest, an Edwardian childs pram, military items including a beautiful ‘trench art’ shell case, vintage toys including a 1920’s child’s aeroplane, together with ceramics, glassware, prints, rugs and what amounted to three lorry loads of unreserved items.

Jonathan Humbert said: “These large, untouched clearances are becoming increasingly rare and the scale of this one is unusually large- to find a house so untouched but yet so full of quality vintage and antique items is a dream for any auctioneer.’

Kilsby Grange has recently gone on the market with Howkins & Harrison and King West guided at £550,000.