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Salvaged urns at Summers Place

16 May 2012Written by Gabriel Berner

This impressive run of lidded urns once adorned the grounds of Witley Court, the palatial mansion in Worcestershire built by Thomas Foley in 1655.

Measuring 4ft 6in (1.37m), the urns were supplied in 1935 to replace decaying ones on the parapet of a portico designed by John Nash in 1805.

Witley Court was eventually devastated by fire in 1937.

Estimated at £25,000-40,000, the group will go under the hammer at Summers Place Auctions' garden statuary and ornament sale, in association with Sotheby's, at Billingshurst on May 22.

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