Dumfries House A Chippendale Commission Christie's London July 12-13 2007 Vols I & II

Scarce & Highly Sought-After 2 volume English Country House Estate Sale

Session One: Lots 1-146 / 368 pp

Session Two: Lots 150-634 / 346 pp

Country House designed by the Adam Brothers, Furnished by Thomas Chippendale & Owned by the Earls of Bute

The scarce auction catalogue for the sale that never happened, with the slipcase. Dumfries House in Scotland was due to be sold and it's contents auctioned in 2007, but the whole was "Saved for the Nation" after the intervention of the Prince of Wales at the last-minute. The house was built by Robert and John Adam in the 1750s and contains one of the most important collections of 18th-century furniture in-situ, including many pieces by the great Edinburgh furniture-makers of the day, Francis Brodie, Alexander Peter, and a celebrated amount of original Chippendale furniture created specifically for its Dumfries House setting. The catalogue includes a history of the house and is extensively researched and illustrated.

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