Lot No: 9295

A large lidded storage box containing six Cowdray Park linen damask banqueting cloths in a stylized chequered pattern, circa 1910. Each measuring 24' 4'' or 7.36m long x 5' 8'' m or 1.73m wide approx with an embroidered ''C'' in blue surmounted by a coronet PROVENANCE: The linen formed part of the Household Linen at Cowdray Park, Sussex and Dunecht House, Aberdeenshire. The first Viscount Cowdray, Weetman Dickinson Pearson, bought the Cowdray Estate in 1908 for ?340,000.The following year he purchased Dunecht House to give them a house ''North of the border''.Lord Cowdray gave Dunecht House, with its 9,000 acres, to his wife Annie (nee Cass) and from 1919 this became their principal seat. The restoration of the estate, together with works of art to fill them was matched by an eagerness to make them comfortable, employing the best firms to fit them with modern conveniences and lavish furnishings. This is reflected in the quantity and quality of the household linen. Nearly every item of linen is embroidered with ''C'' in red, blue or gold surmounted by a Viscount's coronet. The numbers below theses indicate the total number in the household. (i.e. 144 means there were once 12 dozen)

Sale Price: £160.00

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Catalogue information

This lot was listed in the Vintage Fashion & Furnishings catalogue.

Location: The Waveney Room
Date: 14th October 2021
Started: 2:00 pm
Lots in auction: 174

Online deadline: 14th October 2021, 1:30 pm
Contact: Debra Brown
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