A selection of paintings, ceramics and furniture from Heydon Grange, near Aylsham in Norfolk, will go under the hammer at Cheffins in Cambridge as part of the firm’s Fine Sale on 6th and 7th December.

Home to the Bulwer-Long family, the Grange is situated close to Aylsham in North Norfolk and dates to the 17th century. The house forms part of the Heydon Hall estate with the Elizabethan Hall at the centre. It was purchased by Erasmus Earle, serjeant-at-law to Oliver Cromwell, and it was his descendent, Mary Earle, who married William Bulwer from Wood Dalling.

Captain and Mrs Timothy Bulwer-Long are the current occupiers of the house and have now decided to move into smaller house on the Heydon estate.

Heydon Grange 

The items to be sold at Cheffins have been collected by the Bulwer-Long family over the decades. Amongst the eighty-five lots offered for sale include a portrait by Ramsay Richard Reinagle RA (1775-1862) of John Turlough Dering of Crow Hall, Denver, Norfolk, and his daughter Mary Anne Lee-Warner, which is estimated at £7,000 – 10,000.  There are also two painted pine kitchen cupboards which came from the kitchens at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

Heydon Grange

Brett Tryner, Director, Cheffins says, “This is a typical country house sale, offering art and antiques which have been carefully curated by the family throughout the generations. Traditional contents sales such as this are few and far between these days, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to offer these selected items to the market. This collection is set to dominate the December Fine Sale, which is historically always one of our largest and most successful auctions of the year.”

Heydon Grange

Auction: The Fine Sale, 6th and 7th December

Location: Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA

For further information contact the Fine Art Department on 01223 213343, fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

Images are courtesy of Sowerby's.