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98.5% sold rate for a total of just over £1m and following aftersale negotiations everything has now found a buyer. 


Wednesday 6th March at 10.30am

at Duke's Fine Art Saleroom, DT1 1GA


at Sandford Orcas Manor, DT9 4SB

Entry will be by catalogue only.  £30 admits two people.


Saturday 2nd March 10am - 4pm 

Sunday 3rd March 10am - 4pm

Monday 4th March 10am - 4pm

Tuesday 5th March 10am - 4pm


To pre-order a catalogue or if you have any enquiries please contact 

[email protected] or call +44 (0)1305 265080

£30 (plus postage)




 Live bidding will be available for this auction through this website, The Saleroom and Easylive Auction. Please ensure your registration is completed early to avoid disappointment. Commission Bidding and Telephone bidding is also available. 

Unfortunately, Duke's are unable to offer a postal or delivery service. We are pleased to recommend reputable carriers and can advise on air-freight and other forms of dispatch.

For more information please contact Duke's on 01305 265080 or email [email protected]



On proof of payment, purchased lots will be available for collection from Sandford Orcas from Wednesday 6th March to Wednesday 13th March 10am - 4pm, excluding the weekend 9th - 10th March. Whilst we are happy to provide assistance please bring the requisite people required to collect your purchases. All items not collected from Sandford Orcas Manor by 4pm Wednesday 13th March will be moved to Sackville-West, (Andover) at the buyer's risk and expense.

Specialist Items: Removal of all electrical fittings, garden effects and large furniture is entirely at the buyer's risk and expense. Please note that we will be unable to provide assistance with these items.


A minimum storage charge of £20 (plus VAT) per lot, and a further storage charge of £3 (plus VAT) per lot, per part or full day thereafter. These charges will be the sole liability of the purchaser, and will be billed directly to them by Sackville West, (Andover). Sackville-West may be willing to adjust their charges if they are instructed by the purchaser to deliver to them. On payment of all sales and storage costs items will be available for collection by appointment fromSackville-West., (Andover). These charges are set by Sackville-West., (Andover); we recommend that you contact them directly regarding queries relating to these charges and other matters arising in relation to storage. Staff at the saleroom will be unable to answer questions relating to items that have been removed from Sandford Orcas. Sackville-West can be telephoned on 02080 909988 or emailed at [email protected].

Sandford Orcas Manor Flipbook

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Even the name conjures images of old England, when life was simpler and lived at a slower pace. The perfectly preserved and gracious early Tudor Manor House still sits “in a green lap reached by a sunken lane” as described by Arthur Mee in 1939 and the gatehouse still stands “ like a friendly neighbour of the House of God”. The house and contents have been admired by antiquarians, historians and writers for more than two centuries and on entering through the oak studded front door today it is impossible not to be enchanted and bewitched ; the stone floors are worn, the oak panelling and doors are deeply patinated and the air is laced with the aroma of old books and wood smoke. Like the house itself, the contents do not disappoint; medieval stained glass, Tudor textiles, Queen Anne silver and magnificent heirloom furniture made for another family seat, Ven House, across the border in Somerset, at nearby Milborne Port. After almost 300 years the tenure of the Medlycotts has come to an end and everything is to be sold. Good old-fashioned house sales are a rarity these days and this auction at Sandford Orcas Manor may well be remembered as one of the last.

- Guy Schwinge

An Antiquarian's Dream

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