The entire contents of an incredible country home which has links to the Doomsday Book are now for sale – with all items starting from £5.
Treasures inside The Old Hall, in Burnaston, Derbyshire, are to be sold under the hammer tomorrow, January 6, Birmingham Live reports.
The auction has been described as an “old-fashioned, everything-must-go sale with no reserves.”
Items include sought-after antiques such as an George III elm dresser, circa 1780, and a George III late 18th century oak and mahogany longcase clock by Wainwright of Nottingham.
Everything is for sale – including the home’s kitchen table, a ride-on lawnmower and multiple paintings.
There is no guide item for prices so pieces worth thousands could go for much less.
Bidding is already underway for the hundreds of heirlooms in the Derbyshire country house.
Charles Hanson, the owner of Hansons Auctioneers, said: “This is a good, old-fashioned country house sale with no reserve prices set.
“It offers an opportunity to buy a piece of old England, something the Americans and Canadians in particular love to do.
“It’s unusual because bidding starts at £5 on every item, and there are some good antiques to be had. It’s all got to go.”
Others items available include a Chinese elm shoe shiner’s stool with a money slot and a Victorian mahogany library bookcase.
There are also a number of ceramics on sale including wares from Oriental, Royal Crown Derby, Denby and Churchill.
The sprawling property has a rich and interesting history and is located in the village of Burnaston, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
Originally a half-timbered 17th-century Manor House, the Old Hall was rebuilt in the Victorian era.
Mr Hanson said that he hoped the sale might provide a “welcome diversion” for people bored at home.
“This period home has provided a perfect setting for antiques, paintings and ceramics,” he said.
“Elegant decorative touches and artwork have been carefully amassed and cared for.
“We were not expecting the timing of this online-only sale to coincide with the start of another lockdown.
“I hope it will offer a welcome diversion. In a bid to do something positive, many people have improved their homes and gardens in recent months.
“This sale offers plenty of décor inspiration.”