The Selected Contents from York’s Tenement, Suffolk

The Selected Contents from York’s Tenement, Suffolk

With original elements dating back to 1592, York’s Tenement, in Yoxford, Suffolk, stands today as a remarkable testament to the preservation of historic dwellings and interiors, and the unique character they embody.

28 May 2024

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Nestled within sixteen acres of gardens, and enveloped by lush meadows and woodland, the medieval house evokes a reassuring sense of timelessness that only comes with a long and enduring existence. The owners – and enthusiastic antique dealers - Doris Urquhart and Christopher Richardson, have used this long history as inspiration during their tenure and remained committed to drawing on its olde-worlde charm in their choice of décor. As a result, the overall feel of the interiors offer solace from the predictability of many – more reserved – modern spaces; illustrating just how impactful a considered selection of antiques, harmoniously blended with their surroundings, can be.

 


Doris began showcasing her passion for antiques at Alfies Antique Market in 1980s London, and traded from there and a shop opposite until 1989. Having completed her training as a barrister, she then practiced at the bar, and during this time, continued to buy and sell antiques, adding to her experience and to her private collection before returning as a full-time antique dealer in 2007. However, this time, she was supported by Christopher, also an ex-lawyer whose career began with antique dealing.

 

 

We, at Sworders Auctioneers, consider it a joy to present a carefully curated selection of expertly crafted and enduring pieces of vernacular furniture and folk art, which when given the opportunity, can infuse any interior with a rich history.

 


 

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 June

fineinteriors@sworder.co.uk | 01279 817778

 

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