Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent will be the guest of honour at a prestigious preview for Sworders’ North Mymms Park contents sale.
Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent will be the guest of honour at a prestigious preview for Sworders’ North Mymms Park contents sale. The princess is returning to Sworders on the evening of April 10, a decade after she opened our saleroom back in 2008.
The invitation only preview, beginning at 6pm, will include both a speech by the princess and a series of ‘walk through’ talks about different aspects of the North Mymms collection given by Sworders’ staff. There will a book signing of A Cheetah’s Tale, HRH’s recent wildlife autobiography discussing her childhood in Mozambique.
Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent opened our Stansted Mountfitchet saleroom back in 2008
The principal contents of North Mymms Park, one of Britain’s finest Jacobean homes, will be sold from our Stansted Mountfitchet premises in 550 lots. The collection spans five centuries of artistic endeavour and includes a remarkable group of monumental tapestries that came to the house via the American financier and collector John Pierpont Morgan. More than 100 paintings in the sale range in period and style from 16th century panel paintings to Victorian marines, while fine examples of English and Continental furniture are complemented by Georgian and later table silver, making this one of the most important sales we have conducted in our long history.
Sworders’ North Mymms Park contents sale includes this 17th century Brussels tapestries titled Receiving Homage from an Eastern Ruler, one of a set of six depicting scenes from the life of Julius Caesar. Estimate £10,000-20,000.
General viewing for the sale begins with a private trade view on Thursday 12 April. It will then be open to the public every day until the sale on the 17-18 April.
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