Spetchley Park and the Berkeley Family’s Cavalcade of Wonder


Spetchley Park is an illustrious Regency house in Worcestershire, England. For generations the extraordinary Berkeley family collected a veritable treasure trove of rare and important pieces on their travels and adventures across Europe, North America and India. In this episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby’s specialist David MacDonald describes finding an Egyptian mummy and scrolls of Chinese wallpaper in the attic and cellar, and owner Henry Berkeley talks about the heirlooms that have been locked away for over a century, including the family harpsichord. These and more highlights will be offered in our upcoming sale ‘Spetchley – Property from the Berkeley Collection’ (11 December | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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