Posted on: April 23, 2021

The Ruyton Hall Collection

The precious contents of a substantial and historic country house near Shrewsbury are due to be offered for auction next month at Trevanion Auctioneers and Valuers.

Antiques, fine art, furnishings, silver and works of art from Ruyton Hall in Shropshire, will be sold on Wednesday 19th May at the auctioneers newly refurbished salerooms in Whitchurch.

Ruyton Hall, Shropshire

Trevanion Auctioneers Managing Partner and Founder Christina Trevanion says that the Grade II listed Hall, dating back to the 16th century, was filled with exciting finds and undiscovered treasures.

She said ‘We are delighted to be selling the contents of Ruyton Hall, which is a beautiful home full of elegant antiques and artwork that have been carefully amassed and cared for across the years.  The Ruyton Hall collection utterly captures the quintessentially eclectic ‘English country house style’ which is not only incredibly popular here in the UK, but across the world’.

‘From a spectacular Edo period (1603-1868) Japanese cabinet valued at £5,000-£8,000 to an early 20th century Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in the cellars and expected to make £2,000-£3,000, the house was awash with pieces of exceptional quality and huge appeal in today’s buoyant auction market’

The Entrance Hall

Other highlights from Ruyton Hall in the auction include a carefully curated collection of fine art.  ‘The paintings from Ruyton are of particular note, and comprise watercolours spanning ‘The Golden Age of Watercolours 1750-1850’, specialist maritime works by the esteemed 18th century marine artist Peter Monamy, along with a fine 17th century portrait by William Wissing of The Duchess of Portsmouth and a fascinating Daniel Mytens portrait of doomed monarch Charles I. The collection  read like a who’s-who of great British artists’ said Ashley Jones, Trevanion’s head of country house and significant collections department.

The furniture from the hall is equally as exquisite, with all the pieces you would expect for entertaining and accommodating large country house parties, including a magnificent 18th century mahogany four pillar dining table, extending to nearly four and a half metres long estimated at £5,000-£8,000 and a stunning arts and crafts linen press designed by Ambrose Heal estimated at £3,000-£5,000.

The Drawing Room

‘These items come from a beautiful house awash with provenance and history which has been a much-loved family home over the decades’ said Christina.

The Hall was built by Thomas Kynaston in 1574 and generations of the Kynaston family had resided there for more than 400 years.  During the 1600’s and 1700’s the Kynaston family were enthusiastic about politics and count many Members of Parliament amongst the family.

‘The auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful collection of treasured country house pieces, from silver discovered in the cellar, to oils in the attics, there is truly something for everyone.  We can’t wait to showcase this special collection to its full potential in our newly re-furbished salerooms in Whitchurch, and are expecting interest from bidders across the globe’.

Trevanion Auctioneers are become well known for handling large country house contents sales and private estates having recently also successfully offered the contents of Edge Hall Cheshire, Yeaton Pevery Shropshire and Llangedwyn Hall Powys.

To find out more about this exciting auction or be sent a link to the catalogue, call 01948 800 202 or email