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Thursday, November 12, 2015

300 years of bric-a-brac

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Stately home owners put 300 years of aristocratic bric-a-brac worth £1million up for auction - including Queen Victoria's stockings

Downton Abbey-like car boot sale at Hooton Pagnell Hall sells up to £1m
Mark and Lucianne Warde-Norbury found a mass of family treasures that had been accumulated over 300 years by their ancestors after they inherited Hooton Pagnell Hall. The impressive stately home, compared to a Downton Abbey style house, was crammed full of old relics, so much so that most of the rooms on the second floor couldn't be used.
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