Inventory and Valuation of Furniture, Pictures and Other Effects

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR7/17/10
  • Dates of Creation
      Mar-Jun 1912
  • Physical Description
      32 x 21.5 cm, 1 vol., 355 pp., card covers, full-bound in brown morocco.

Scope and Content

Inventory and valuation for insurance purposes of furniture, pictures and other effects at Dunham Massey Hall, the property of [Penelope Grey] Countess of Stamford. The main body of the inventory consists of a room-by-room survey of the Hall, describing in considerable detail the contents of all the principal rooms, bedrooms, domestic offices, servants' quarters, cellars and stables. This is followed by separate valuations of plate, linen, wearing apparel, china and glass, wines and spirits and installation of electric light. The valuation was made by Samuel Taylor, while experts valued the pictures, communion plate and the more important contents of the Saloon, Great Hall etc. Total valuation: £12468, plus £240 for miniatures.

Enclosed loose inside the front cover are 11 letters from Samuel Taylor at Hutton Cranswick Vicarage, Beverley, to W[illiam] D[ouglas] Bullock at the Stamford Estate Office, Altrincham, dated 6 January to 3 June 1913, and a single copy letter from Bullock to Taylor, dated 19 May. The correspondence relates to the inventory of Lady Stamford's property and to the separate inventory of heirlooms.

Entitled "Inventory | of Certain Furniture &c | at | Dunham Massey Hall", tooled in gilt on the front cover.

Acquisition Information

Received from Dunham Massey Hall on 29 June 1990; provenance: top right drawer, chest of drawers F756 on Grey Gallery.