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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    A GEORGE III PAINTED NOTICEBOARD ENTITLED 'RULES OF THIS HALL'

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III PAINTED NOTICEBOARD ENTITLED 'RULES OF THIS HALL'
    CIRCA 1800
    Inscribed with twelve points of conduct and punishment, inscribed in pencil 'VIC 1922' to reverse corner
    31¾ in. (81 cm.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide


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    Ecton Hall was built by Ambrose Isted in 1756. Charles William Hamilton Sotheby (d. 1887) inherited the estate in 1881. The Sotheby family were a scholarly family of collectors, although not apparently linked to the auctioneers. The estate was sold in 1954 after the death of Major-General Frederick Edward Sotheby.

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    Provenance

    The Servant's Hall, Ecton Hall, Northamptonshire.
    Purchased by Roger Warner, Sotheby's London, 14 October 1955.