Huddersfield Daily Examiner (17/May/1917) - Sale of Old Mansion Fittings

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SALE OF OLD MANSION FITTINGS.

GOOD PRICES FOR WHITLEY HALL FURNITURE.

Mr. Edward Armitage yesterday offered for sale fittings of the Whitley Beaumont mansion. A beautiful old oak Elizabeth mantelpiece, dated 1600, with carved and marquetry panels, together with the old oak panelling, was sold for 360 guineas. A massive Georgian mantelpiece, in carved white veined marble, changed hands for £260. Several old oil paintings were put up for sale, and among the more notable sales was a circular oil painting on canvas, nine feet in diameter, by an Italian artist, fixed to the ceiling, which sold for 75 guineas, and a frieze of six oil paintings on canvas, "The Senses," sold for 56 guineas. A richly-decorated old Staffordshire dinner service, 79 pieces, one of the well dishes reproduced by Spode, was sold for 26 guineas.