It would appear that my expectations of the Country House Sale Effect  came true in the case of the Althorp Attic sale ,which I recently wrote about here.

The sale concluded  last week and the prices realised were much, much higher than the sale estimates.

For example, the  Spencer State Chariot, seen above, sold for £133,250 against an estimated price of £50,000-£80,000. The amount raised from the sale was a total of £21.1 million. That should secure the new roof…

Go here and here for some of the detailed prices from Christie’s website and go here to see a report of the sale from the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph and here from the Independent.

Did anyone place a bid? Do tell…..