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Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

Dreweatts is delighted to have been appointed to sell the contents of Weston Hall in Northamptonshire, a seat of the illustrious Sitwell family since the early 20th century and their ancestors since the 18th century. The 2-day auction will be hosted at Dreweatts Donnington Priory salerooms on 16 and 17 November 2021.

This spectacular sale charts the history of an eminent family of esteemed writers, eccentrics, pioneers and creatives through the centuries. Weston Hall was also the family home of journalist and renowned food critic and MasterChef judge William Sitwell. The sale, titled Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy, offers a once in a lifetime’s chance to capture a piece of literary history the like of which has not been seen on the market for some time. 

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Commenting on the sale, William Sitwell said, “This sale offers countless individuals and collectors the chance to own items and collections that are part of the fabric of English history. It’s extraordinarily diverse, representing the wide interests and experiences of my family and our ancestors. After the sadness of leaving Weston it will be heart-warming to think that works of art and furniture, which are like so many close friends to myself and my family, will find new homes and become part of new, wonderful collections.

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The auction will take place at Dreweatts Donnington Priory on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021. 

Highlights exhibition at Dreweatts London from Tuesday 28 September - Friday 1 October 2021:

Dreweatts London
16-17 Pall Mall
St James's
London SW1Y

Full auction on view at Dreweatts Donnington Priory from Wednesday 10 - Monday 15 November 2021:

Donnington Priory
Berkshire RG14 2JE

To book an appointment, please email: or call 44 (0) 1635 553 513.

The catalogue will be available and online in October.  If you wish to purchase a printed catalogue, the cost including postage is:

UK: £30
Europe: £40
USA / Africa / Asia: £50
Australasia: £55

To pre-order a catalogue, please pay online here.  Please put 'SITWELL AUCTION CATALOGUE' in the 'Invoice number' field and ensure you complete all other fields. 

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Cecil Beaton Photographs featured in video: Courtesy of The Sitwell Family Private Collection | ©The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive

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William and Susanna talk about some of the highlights in the sale

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