Our Homes and Interiors auction on Tuesday 24 August will include the contents of an historic Grade II listed property, Badynghams, set in the Essex village of Great Waltham, three miles north of Chelmsford and 50 miles from London.
12 August 2021
This unique and captivating home, with Elizabethan fireplaces and four striking chimney stacks, boasts a long and interesting history.
Dating from the 1350s the property is named after John and Agnes Badyngham who appear in the earliest known written records of 1371. The chimneys date to the mid-16th century when the property was owned by Sir William Waad, diplomat, and Clerk to the Privy Council of the Elizabethan Court. Sir William was central to the prosecution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and officiated at the trial of the Gunpowder Plotters. From 1605 he was Lieutenant of the Tower of London and is commemorated by his shield of arms and Rhino emblem in the dining room.
Sympathetically furnished interiors, tended to by the present owners who have recently relocated to the South-West, showcase Dutch School portraits, 18th century giltwood wall mirrors, oak carvings, engravings, and an array of fine antique and contemporary furniture.
The collection comprises over 60 lots with estimates ranging from £50 - £2,000. All lots will be fully illustrated and available to view on our website from Thursday 19th August.
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7 December 2023
Sworders are pleased to present a selection of antique and vintage textiles in our December Fine Interiors sale, including items from the collection of the late Hildegard Heygate.
4 December 2023
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Emma Barnett has been appointed as Head of Department with responsibility for the future development of our Homes and Interiors sales – Emma has been with Sworders for some time, but as she now moves into this pivotal role, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce her to you.
30 November 2023