The Curzons have held on to a greater part of their patrimony for more than nine centuries through plague, two civil wars and two world wars. Although the great house and most of its treasures have been transferred to the National Trust to keep safely forever, the family still occupy a substantial wing.
Ashbourne boasts an array of fine and historically important homes. Birdsgrove House may not be the earliest but few can argue that it has seen more changes and adaptations than many.
One of the stars of the show in this sale was a fine Edwardian diamond two-drop necklace which sold for £2,800.
Carnfield Hall dating to the 15th century and earlier lies on the Derbyshire/ Nottinghamshire border near Alfreton.
Intensive bidding over a two-day period resulted in another successful country house sale for Bamfords Auctioneers. It is always a pleasure to share such an enthralling experience with a varied audience of regular customers right through to first-time buyers. Whether a collector, dealer, private buyer or just an interested party, country home sales are an experience not to be missed!