Items of furniture that once graced the home of Rob Walker, a descendant of Johnnie Walker, will be auctioned at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions. Among the treasures is a chest on a stand, as well as an antique dining table made from Mahogany.
Nunney Court was the home of Rob Walker until his death in 2002, aged 84. As the heir of Johnnie Walker whisky, Rob could follow his passion for motor racing and created the Rob Walker Team in 1958, going on to win nine Grand Prix tournaments.
The range of furniture being sold includes a George III dining table made of mahogany, estimated to be worth £800 to £1,200. An antique walnut chest has an estimated value of £500 to £800. Another 26 pieces are to be included in the auction – all from a house that served as the chosen retreat of some of the most famous racing drivers at the time, such as Sterling Moss, Graham Hill and Tony Brooks.
The house was built in 1760s and is a Grade II Georgian manor house. The daughter of Rob Walker, Dauvergne Morgan, said that as there were only eight Grand Prix events held in a year, the drivers had plenty of leisure time.
The auction is to be held on 11th December
Collectors who are searching for chests or antique dining tables in Lancashire may discover sets that costs less than furniture bought at auction, as an antiques dealer doesn’t charge a buyer’s premium.
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