[ Victorian house sale in Herefordshire. ] Poster doubling as auction catalogue: 'The Rectory, Stoke Lacy | Catalogue of Valuable and Modern Household Furniture [...] By Order of the Adminstratrix of the late Rev. Charles Harrington.

Oakley & Son, auctioneers, and Henry E. Oakley, printer, both of Bromyard, Herefordshire [ Rev. Charles Harington (1837-1868), Rector of Stoke Lacy ]
Publication details: 
'On 24 September 1868. [ Henry E. Oakley, Printer, Market-Square, Bromyard. ]
SKU: 19564

Rev. Charles Harington [sic] was grandson of Sir John Edward Harington (1760-1831) of Ridlington, 8th Baronet, and the item is from the Harington papers. The full title reads: 'The Rectory, Stoke Lacy | Catalogue of the Valuable and Modern Furniture | Including Iron Bedsteads, Blankets and Quilts, Chests of Drawers, Mahogany and Painted Wardrobes, Dairy & Kitchen Requisites, Bacon, Whitechapel Trap, Saddles, Casks, Hurdles, & numerous Effects,| To be sold by Auction, by Oakley & Son | On Thursday, 24th. September, 1868, | At the Rectory, Stoke Lacy, Four Miles from Bromyard, | By Order of the Administratrix of the Late Rev. Charles Harrington. [sic]' At foot of page: 'The Furniture, &c. is Equal to New, and will be Sold without any Reserve. An early attendance is respectfully solicited, as the Sale will commence punctually at Half-Past Twelve o'Clock. | Catalogues may be had at Oakley's Printing Office, and on application, from the Auctioneers, Bromyard.' Printed on one side of a 56 x 44 cm. piece of wove paper. Laid out in characteristic mid-Victorian style mixing types and point sizes. The lower half of the poster carries the auction catalogue of 218 lots (from '1 Iron pig trough' to '218 Small [Book shelves] abd twi cabe seated chairs') in eight columns, divided into: Yard, Cellar, &c.; Oak Hogsheads; Greenhouse; Brewhouse & Dairy; Scullery; Kitchen; Servants' hall; Entrance Hall; Butler's Pantry; Library; Dressing Room; Attic; Smoke Room. Items are to be found in: Saddle Room & Coach House; Larder & Cook's Pantry; Chamber over Drawing Room; Chamber over Library; Over Butler's Pantry; Chamber over Servants Hall. Annotated on reverse by a member of the Harington family: '24. 9. 68 | Catalogue of sale at Stoke Lacy.' An unusual and excessively scarce item. No copies on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.