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Chatsworth Attic Sale Photos: Buy A Crown And King George IV’s Secret Whore Door

by | 29th, September 2010

THE Duck Of Devonshire is selling some of his stuff in the Chatsworth Attic sale. There are 20,000 objects in over 1,000 lots, ranging in value from £15 (a canvas pram) to £200,000 (a 16th century George II carved white marble fireplace). Some of this stuff is amazing, like the bookcase with the secret door through which the Prince of Wales (soon to be George IV) would move into an adjoining bedroom to meet his mistress. The Whore Door could be yours.

We’ve picked out the picks of the lots on offer at Sotherby’s this October. Fancy a crown? Take a look…

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- A LATE GEORGE III GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MAHOGANY LIBRARY BOOKCASE INCORPORATING A CONCEALED DOOR CIRCA 1805-10, ATTRIBUTED TO MARSH AND TATHAM AFTER DESIGNS BY THOMAS HOPE



Posted: 29th, September 2010 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family Comment | TrackBack | Permalink