Inventory and Valuation of Furniture and Other Contents

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR7/17/9
  • Dates of Creation
      Mar-Jun 1912
  • Physical Description
      32 x 22.5 cm, 1 vol., 605 pp., card covers, full-bound in brown morocco.

Scope and Content

Inventory and valuation for insurance purposes of furniture and contents (including heirlooms) of Dunham Massey Hall. 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 china and glass, linen, wearing apparel, wines and spirits, plate, and installation of electric light. The valuation was made by Samuel Taylor, while experts valued the pictures, books in the Library, communion plate and the more important contents of the Saloon, Great Hall etc. Total valuation: £27678 5s.

Enclosed loose inside the front cover is a sheet containing insurance details extracted from the complete valuation, dated 24 February 1913.

Entitled "Inventory of Contents | with Heirlooms | of | 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.