Two lots from the great Palladian palace of Wanstead House went up for auction last month.
“Italian auction house Cambi auctioned an important picture from the Wanstead House collection. Painted in oil on canvas, Portrait of the Duchess of Marlborough in the character of Minerva had a pre-sale estimate of €10,000 to €15,000. And Bonhams had four artificial stone roundels up for sale, with an estimate of £4,000 £6,000,” said Richard Arnopp.
The contents of Wanstead House were sold in 1822 prior to its demolition.