To glance at this catalogue is to enter the Regency world of the collector William Beckford and the architect Henry Holland. Amongst the highlights are astonishing eighteenth and nineteenth century English drawings and watercolours, rare Regency furniture, fine clocks, silver, sculpture, ceramic and exquisite portrait miniatures.
The collection was formed with passion and every object was thoroughly researched. It demonstrates a rare compulsion and a refusal to accept anything but the highest quality. This catalogue reveals a most exceptional eye.