Country House Sales

Country House Sales

Sales on the premises in a marquee on the lawn were once a common feature of the English season. The advent of live online bidding has, as a result, made many sellers reconsider. Mellors & Kirk has successfully translated the theme of a Country House auction to the Saleroom. The Sale may have a single owner catalogue and the key is high quality professional photography of the house and rooms showing the contents still in situ.

There are, however, still circumstances when an on-site ‘House’ Sale will be the best option and we are always pleased to discuss the pros and cons with a prospective client. Please contact Nigel Kirk nkirk@mellorsandkirk.com 0115 979 0000 or 07702 159256.

Made in Derbyshire

The town and country of Derby has been responsible for some of the most extraordinary works of art created in the neo-classical period.  From north of the county was mined the beautiful Blue John crafted by Matthew Bolton and others into vases, sometimes mounted in ormolu that captivated visitors then and now. There are the sublime landscapes and portraiture of Joseph Wright (always known as Wright of Derby, 1734-1797). Another genius, John Whitehurst, FRS (1713-1788), Scientist and Clockmaker and the natural philosopher and abolitionist Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), are just some of the remarkable figures claimed by the County.

Works by all of these have been handled by Mellors & Kirk as has that of a later era, for example pictures by the Derbyshire landscape painter George Turner and the Gresley family.

This early 19th century Blue John vase was sold for £17,000 by Mellors & Kirk.

Country House Sales

Sales on the premises in a marquee on the lawn were once a common feature of the English season. The advent of live online bidding has, as a result, made many sellers reconsider. Mellors & Kirk has successfully translated the theme of a Country House auction to the Saleroom. The Sale may have a single owner catalogue and the key is high quality professional photography of the house and rooms showing the contents still in situ.

There are, however, still circumstances when an on-site ‘House’ Sale will be the best option and we are always pleased to discuss the pros and cons with a prospective client. Please contact Nigel Kirk nkirk@mellorsandkirk.com 0115 979 0000 or 07702 159256.

Made in Derbyshire

The town and country of Derby has been responsible for some of the most extraordinary works of art created in the neo-classical period.  From north of the county was mined the beautiful Blue John crafted by Matthew Bolton and others into vases, sometimes mounted in ormolu that captivated visitors then and now. There are the sublime landscapes and portraiture of Joseph Wright (always known as Wright of Derby, 1734-1797). Another genius, John Whitehurst, FRS (1713-1788), Scientist and Clockmaker and the natural philosopher and abolitionist Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), are just some of the remarkable figures claimed by the County.

Works by all of these have been handled by Mellors & Kirk as has that of a later era, for example pictures by the Derbyshire landscape painter George Turner and the Gresley family.

This early 19th century Blue John vase was sold for £17,000 by Mellors & Kirk.