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THE PROPERTY OF THE EARL AND COUNTESS OF GUILFORD
(LOTS 309 - 333)
The following lots come from Waldershare Park, Dover. The original house was built for a wealthy merchant from Sandwich, Sir Robert Furnese, Bt., reputedly to designs by Inigo Jones. It then passed by inheritance to Sir Robert's daughter, Katherine, wife of the 1st Earl of Guilford and has been the home of the Norths, Earls of Guilford, ever since. Among the more illustrious members of this family, ennobled in 1554, is the 2nd Earl who as Lord North was Prime Minister during the American War of Independence. Some of the items may have come from Glemham Hall, Suffolk, the house that was acquired by Dudley North in 1708-1709. Glemham, famous for its magnificent late 17th Century furniture, was illustrated at the turn of the 20th Century in English Homes by H.Avray Tipping showing much of the furniture collection. Glemham was sold in 1923, however it is possible that some of the furniture was moved to Waldershare.