Contents Of Swinging '60s Most Stylish Townhouse Up For Auction
Contents Of Swinging '60s Most Stylish Townhouse Up For Auction. The contents of a Georgian townhouse once viewed as one of the most stylish places to be seen are set for auction. The property in Friar Gate, Derby, was a popular party venue for TV and film personalities in the late 1960s and early 70s. Guests enjoyed its atmospheric rooms awash with hundreds of eclectic antiques and collectables. All items were carefully sourced and artfully put together by passionate antiques fan Gail Brotherton. Valuers have spent weeks sorting through a multitude of items housed in several rooms in the large period property - including the attic. Valuers have uncovered everything from 1920s street lights and an Enfield rifle from 1888, to First World War cavalry officer’s boots, taxidermy and a display of around 40 Chanel No.5 perfume bottles. Everything will go under the hammer including all manner of furniture, lighting, paintings, silver, ceramics, miltaria as well as toys, a faux suit of armour, Chinese and Japanese jewellery boxes, stained glass windows, a spinning wheel and a Victorian grand piano. Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers, said: “Gail's incredible eye for interiors has turned what was already an historical treasure into a place awash with elegance.” The Friar Gate Auction, which contains over 300 lots, will be held on March 29 by Hansons Auctioneers.