Explore the Aynhoe Park auction using Dreweatts 360 Virtual Auction Tour below, which allows you to walk through each room, browsing and interacting with the lots as you go. For additional instructions, click here.
An amazing opportunity has arisen to own a true piece of English history, as the contents of the 17th century Grade I Palladian country house, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, are to be offered by Dreweatts in a three-day auction titled Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of a Modern Grand Tour, from 20 - 22 January 2021. The celebrated family home of James and Sophie Perkins, which recently achieved the global accolade of ‘Best Venue’ and has played host to celebrities from the music, film and fashion worlds, is set to draw world-wide interest.
Walking around the house, you are transported around the world via artworks, books, sculpture, furniture, taxidermy, modern design and curiosities such as a triceratops skull and an Orient Express trunk! The interiors contain a mix of periods, styles and textures, which are simply breathtaking, as you step through what feels like a museum crossed with a fantasy world.
Talking about Aynhoe Park and the auction, James Perkins said: “Aynhoe Park is evocative of the modern Grand Tour, hence the auction title. It is furnished with a collection of iconic objects and curiosities from our travels across the globe. It has been my passion, as well as a family home. We have enjoyed carrying on the tradition of Aynhoe Park by sharing and hosting our home with the most respected people from the world of business, film, fashion, art and music. The sale represents a celebration and culmination of memories, before moving on to other projects, namely the restoration of Parnham Park in Dorset”.
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As you tour through the enfilade of rooms, you are also taken on a cultural safari reminiscent of the Grand Tours of the 18th and 19th centuries. Here in this historical wonderland, flying giraffes, cabinets of curiosity, flamingos, classical columns, circus lights, antiques and contemporary art harmoniously unite to create an enchanting environment which has left a lasting impression on visitors from the world over.
Browse or download the page turning catalogue below.
If you wish to purchase a catalogue, the cost including postage is:
USA / Africa / Asia: £50
To purchase a catalogue, please pay online here. Please put “AYNHOE PARK CATALOGUE” in the “Invoice number” field and ensure you complete all other fields. Due to Christmas closures, orders received after 22 December will be processed w/c 4 January.
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