Over sixty lots of jewellery, silver and watches consigned from the historic Wood Hall in Hilgay, Norfolk, will go under the hammer at the next Cheffins auction on 4th August at the firm’s Cambridge salerooms.

Amongst the 41 lots of silver on offer from Wood Hall, one of the highlights is a pair of early 20th century German silver pheasants, with an estimate of £2,000 - £4,000. Following this is a Victorian silver-plated table centrepiece with a pair of candelabra and fitted travelling trunk, which has an estimate of £1,000 - £2,000. With the same estimate is a suite of three Victorian silver jardinières and an early George III 18th century silver two-handled cup and cover.

20th century silver pheasants, estimate £2,000 - £4,000, available at the Jewellery, Silver and Watches Sale on 4th August 

There were ten pieces of jewellery consigned from Wood Hall, with one of the highlights being pair of sapphire and diamond cluster ear clips which have an estimate of £1,000 - £2,000. This is followed by a large emerald and diamond pendant/brooch with an estimate of £800 - £1200 and a Theo Fennell 18ct gold Gothic cross style pendant. An enamelled memorial locket was also consigned and is set to sell for between £400 - £600. Amongst the watches is an 18ct gold wristwatch by Zenith, with an estimate of £600 - £800.

Emerald and diamond pendant/brooch, estimate £800 - £1,200, available at the Jewellery, Silver and Watches Sale on 4th August 

The Grade II* listed Wood Hall is situated just outside the village of Hilgay in Norfolk. Built by Henry Hawe in 1579 on land granted to him by Henry VIII following the Dissolution it subsequently passed through the Hawe family, its ancestors and other owners in the 17th and 18th centuries before being bought in the 19th century by William Lowton Jones. It was Jones who in 1807 instructed the landscape designer, Humphry Repton, to improve the parkland and rebuild large parts of the house which had been previously damaged in a fire. The estate was bought by the Stocks family of Upper Shibden Hall, Yorkshire in 1879 and has remained in the same family until recently, the last incumbents being the Charlesworth family, who inherited the house and land in 1974 from Major Eric Stocks.

Steven Collins, Head of Jewellery, Silver and Watches at Cheffins says:

“Wood Hall in Hilgay is one of Norfolk’s finest country homes and we were thrilled to be able to work with the Charlesworth family to sell its selected contents. There are a number of historic and high value lots which will be offered, including some fabulous silverware, which has been collected at Wood Hall over the years. The sale offers typical country house items, such as Georgian silver pieces and even a very impressive suite of three Victorian silver jardinières. The contents from Wood Hall provide a great opportunity for silver collectors as well as the trade. The jewellery from the house is illustrative of the house’s historic past, with a number of Victorian and earlier pieces on offer.”

This auction follows Cheffins’ successful sale of over 100 lots of antiques, art and collectibles from Wood Hall as part of The Fine Sale in June 2022.

Auction: The Jewellery, Silver & Watches Sale – 4th August 2022     

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