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Lot 4
BERKSHIRE, PRATT OF COLESHILL HOUSE
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,351) inc. premium

Lot Details
BERKSHIRE, PRATT OF COLESHILL HOUSE
Illuminated grant of arms, signed by Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux King of Arms, allowing Sir George Pratt "now of Colshill in the County of Berks Baronett" to alter his arms so that they display "instead of the Trefoyle upon the Ogress in point, a Martlett sable"; illuminated with the emended coat-of-arms, wreathed borders with highlights in gilt, yellow and red silk seal-ties, on one sheet of vellum, seal lacking, minor dust-straining etc., especially where folded on verso, 328 x 450 mm., 29 November 1664

Footnotes

  • Coleshill House, destroyed by fire in 1952, was built for Sir George Pratt by his cousin the architect Sir Roger Pratt in about 1652-1662, and was one of the most remarkable of all English country houses "astonishing in its assurance and repose as the first known work of the architect, [it] represents the supreme example of the double-pile house, two ranges deep... The house was the more remarkable for the beauty of its façade, the grandeur of its two-storey staircase hall and the provision of central corridors on all floors which enabled rapid and effective progress, separating suites of apartments from each other and avoiding the use of private rooms as through-rooms" (John Bold, 'Sir Roger Pratt', ODNB). The estate now belongs to the National Trust.
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