Beyond the public face seen by the tens of thousands of people that visit Althorp each year, the Althorp Estate extends much further, covering 14,000 acres of beautiful countryside in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Norfolk.
Althorp Introduced, written by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer:
"The history of Althorp is the history of a family. The Spencer's have lived and died here for nearly five centuries, and twenty generations. Since the tragic death of my sister, Diana, Althorp has become known across the world. But, before that ghastly event, connoisseurs had heard of this most classic of English stately homes, on account of its setting, and its contents."
"As you walk round this house, you will see the accumulation of paintings, furniture, china, and sculpture, which have appealed to the tastes of my family over the generations. I hope that, beyond the art, you will also notice that Althorp is very much a home. The exterior may be imposing, with its stark tiling; and the park may appear to be huge and impressive; but the inside is warm and welcoming."
"I believe this is down to the fact that one family has used this house as a home, in an unbroken line. What you feel as you go round it is part of the House's soul. When my ancestors first settled here, they did so as large scale sheep farmers. Since then, they have been politicians, courtiers, sailors, ambassadors, and preachers. These were the men, of course. But the women of the Spencer family have an impressive record, too: some have been considered highly fashionable; others deeply charitable; and many have been rated beauties. An independence of spirit is detectable throughout the Spencer women. It would be true to say that an appreciation of what is important, and a dismissal of what is irrelevant, have also been evident. Diana was the embodiment of these diverse qualities. It is therefore appropriate that she has returned to Althorp, to rest in peace, in the most beautiful of settings, where she is most truly in context."
The Althorp Collection makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the furniture designs and accessories that Charles and Diana treasured. Please ask your Sheffield Designer to introduce you to the entire collection.
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors is the authorized dealer of The Althorp Collection for the Philadelphia area including Malvern, West Chester, Wayne, Villanova, Media, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Gladwyne, Kennett Square, and Berwyn, Pennsylvania and the Washington, DC area including Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Rockville, Maryland and McLean, Leesburg, Great Falls, and Sterling, Virginia. Sheffield Furniture & Interiors also services the entire East Coast as well as other worldwide destinations. Please ask one of our Interior Designers to give you more information regarding our interior design, decorating, and custom window treatment programs.
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