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Historical treasures unearthed at Droitwich country estate

Droitwich Editorial 1st Mar, 2024   0

A wealth of historical treasures has been unearthed at High Park, a late 18th-century country estate nestled just outside Droitwich.

After the late owner of the house passed, auctioneers were given the task of sorting through the items left behind.

They found a treasure trove of antiques, artworks, and silverware that had remained hidden for decades and now makes up much of their upcoming Country House auction which is set for Tuesday, March 5.

The Fellows team were greeted by rooms with exquisite antiques, fine art, sculptures, furniture, and jewellery.

The late owner who was an avid collector had amassed a remarkable array of treasures, ranging from intricately crafted carriage clocks to evocative 19th-century portraits.

Philip Gresley was the first person to live in the country house as well as being the first person to associate the title Lord of the Manor with the estate.

Once owned by Katherine of Aragon, the estate exchanged hands through the centuries, bearing witness to the comings and goings of illustrious families.

From the Talbots to the Gresleys, and later the Hingleys and Dyson Perrins, each custodian left their mark on the estate’s storied legacy.

Alison Snowdon, General Valuer at Fellows, expressed her delight in curating the estate’s contents for the upcoming Country House auction.

“We are delighted to include the majority of the contents of High Park, Droitwich in our upcoming Country House auction, held on Tuesday 5th March.

“It has been a pleasure to catalogue the vast collection of paintings, furniture, ceramics, glass, and collectables, uncovering some pieces that haven’t been seen for decades.”

With estimates starting at £30, the auction promises something for every connoisseur and collector.

From seasoned enthusiasts to newcomers eager to delve into history, the treasures of High Park offer a glimpse into the grandeur of bygone eras and timeless craftsmanship.


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