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West Stafford Manor

Duke’s are delighted to be offering selected contents from West Stafford Manor, a Grade I Listed country house, nestled in the rolling Dorset countryside, close to one of the county’s most picturesque villages.
This impressive house dates to the 17th Century and, unusually, features three principal facades.
The house sits majestically amongst beautifully sculpted gardens by famed designer George Carter, which add an extra air of tranquillity to this glorious corner of Hardy Country.
The couple who have called this home for more than 20 years have built up a fascinating collection of art which complements the exquisite interiors.
As you step into the entrance hall you are greeted by a dramatic Regency piano by William Rolfe, restored by father and son Laurie and David Leigh, the latter a renowned concert pianist.
The classical design of the hall strikingly contrasts with the mixture of contemporary art seen in the house and the garden. One of the highlight pieces is a large-scale bronze sculpture by Le Cong Thanh, considered to be the dean of Vietnamese sculptors. Thanh has been greatly influenced by the conflicts that have surrounded him and, inspired by the female form, creates powerful statement pieces that are internationally recognised. 
The sale offers everything from the grand to the quirky.  

Duke's are delighted to be offering this collection as an online, timed auction, running from the 17th - 24th September.

 

Contact senan.macdonagh@dukes-auctions.com for more information