Fine Arts: Essential artefacts for embracing country life

Victor Mee’s latest sale features plenty of items perfect for those who have recently moved to a rural abode

Aviator Club chairs (€1,800-€2,800)

A pandemic phenomenon is the number of urban dwellers who have upped and fled to the country. Victor Mee’s forthcoming sale offers a panoply of items ideal for a rural lifestyle from farmhouse tables, traditional dressers and the delft to adorn them.

One of the most useful is a cast iron foot scraper, a city essential in the days of horse-drawn traffic, but a boon when you return from a rural hike on a muddy ...