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.