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Highlights at Duke’s on October 17 include this 3ft 5in (1.04m) high Georgian walnut bureau dating from the early part of the 18th century, which is estimated at £500-1000.

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The Grade I-listed manor, which also retains its original oak staircase, was put on the market in 2015 by its owners Richard and Jaqi Fielding. They had lived there for three decades.

Now, its remaining contents, some 300 lots in all – including period furniture, garden statuary, ceramics and glass – will go under the hammer at Duke’s in Dorset.

Highlights include this 3ft 5in (1.04m) high Georgian walnut bureau above, dating from the early part of the 18th century, which is estimated at £500-1000.

“Old-fashioned auctions on the premises were commonplace as old families sold up after the Second World War, but they are rare occurrences these days. We are selling everything the owners and their family have decided not to retain and, since everything needs to go, the majority of items will be sold without specific reserves,” said Duke’s auctioneer Matthew Denney.

The auction will be held on October 17 at the Brewery Square saleroom in Dorchester.