Mount Congreve's provenance is writ large

Noble provenance is the selling point of The Mount Congreve Collection, amassed over 60 years as changing times saw the contents of great country houses dispersed.

12th May, 2012
One of a pair of Robert Adam marble pier tables (€240,000-€340,000).

Noble provenance is the selling point of The Mount Congreve Collection, amassed over 60 years as changing times saw the contents of great country houses dispersed.

There's the 1st Earl Hopetown's William III Scottish candlesticks, circa 1700 (€45,000-€67,000), the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater's library armchairs, circa 1760 (€29,000-€45,000), the 3rd Duke of Northumberland's silver gilt dessert dishes (€14,000-€20,000), Baron Foley's Vincennes broth bowl, the broth eaten "to sustain the owner through the lengthy ceremony of the...

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