Market Lavington Museum

Inside Market Lavington Manor – 1907


We know that Madame de Lavalette (owner of Madame de Lavalette’s Car) rented the Manor House, built in 1865. It was let furnished. according to Jack Welch’s village history . However, at the museum, we have a sales catalogue showing that the furnishings were up for sale on six dates in December 1907. This brochure allows us to see inside the manor house and view the furniture.

Chippendale is a well known maker of quality furniture and one of his bedsteads featured in the sale,

We know from the handwriting in the catalogue that this piece of furniture sold for £200. 10s.