There could hardly be a more appropriate place for a butcher to make his home than that of Upper Slaughter.
Micheál Feller has been a butcher since the age of 14 and has had a shop in the Covered Market in Oxford since 1979 – a business he now runs with his daughter.
In 2014, Micheál and his wife, Elizabeth, donated to the Ashmolean Museum their extensive collection of 17th century embroideries – something which they had built up since they first married. However, they retained a large number of samplers and other needlework panels, all displayed in their home at Upper Slaughter Manor. This collection, together with the contents of the house, is now being sold by us on 9th and 10th November.
The couple’s discerning and expert eye extends far beyond textiles and the sale comprises over 900 lots of early English furniture, 18th century delftware pottery, various English and Continental oil paintings, and a large collection of treen.
The collection will be viewed and sold in our saleroom in Salisbury, but an interactive online catalogue allows people to ‘virtually’ explore the manor house and view objects in situ from the comfort of their homes. To take the tour please click here.