Items from Harewood family collection on sale

Important paintings and antiques from the private family collection at Harewood House will go to auction later this month.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 10:19 am
The Dowager Countess of Harewood who died in 2018.

Following the death of the Dowager Countess of Harewood in 2018, Duggleby Stephenson of York have been instructed to sell items from her private apartments at auction.

“This comprises over £20,000 worth of paintings from the 18th-20th century, as well as some important architectural pieces and ceramics,” said Dominic Cox of the auction house.

“These items will be sold in our Antiques, Fine Art, Interiors & Collectors sale on Friday June 19.”

“Also included are some pieces that have been stored at the House and are now being sold by Lord and Lady Harewood’s Charitable Settlement.

“These comprise some early Victorian architectural brackets and wall pendants which were supplied under the direction of the architect Sir Charles Barry for the Gallery at the house circa 1845.

“When the Gallery was restored to its original 18th century design in 1989 they were placed in storage.

“These five lots are estimated at £500-£800 and the proceeds will support conservation work by Harewood House Trust, an educational charity established in 1986.”

Also in the auction are a group of 13 lots consigned by a Lady of Title, including a pair of rare 18th century Naples figures by Filippo Tagliolini.