Bar­gain hunt at Barn­well

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

WIND­SOR HOUSE ANTIQUES, which is based in Barn­well Manor in Northamp­ton­shire, the Duke and Duchess of Glouces­ter’s for­mer res­i­dence, is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th an­niver­sary with some tan­ta­lis­ingly large price re­duc­tions. There’s an 18th-cen­tury Ger­man chi­nois­erie bureau cup­board dec­o­rated with war­riors and coun­try scenes that has been dra­mat­i­cally re­duced from £18,500 to £9,500 (right); a 19th-cen­tury burr am­boyna geuri­don, down from £5,300 to £3,800; a Ge­orge II wal­nut and par­cel-gilt mir­ror (£9,850 to £7,800); and a 19th-cen­tury china cabi­net at £2,200, nearly half the orig­i­nal price of £4,200.

Wind­sor House was started by D. Kevin Smith in Leeds in 1957 as a one-man op­er­a­tion (www.wind­sor house­an­ ‘I hope that of­fer­ing ex­cep­tional pieces at at­tain­able prices will en­cour­age new col­lec­tors to share the ex­cite­ment I still feel,’ he says.

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