North West Wales

Heirlooms from Lord Harlech's Gwynedd estate to be sold

A painting that will be sold at the auction Image copyright Bonhams

The contents of a Grade II-listed estate in Gwynedd which belong to the Harlech family will be sold at auction.

The sale includes paintings, a historic library, antique jewellery, and a vintage motorcycle.

The money will be used to restore the Glyn Cywarch estate in Talsarnau.

Lord Harlech inherited the estate when his father, former Conservative peer the 6th Baron Harlech, died in February.

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Image caption A 1936 sports car was found in a barn on the estate

Lord Harlech said of the restoration: "It's a big undertaking, but we'll get it done."

He added: "Just as my family collected fine art and antiques over the generations, it now feels the right time to find a new generation of collectors to enjoy them."

More than 400 items will be listed at the auction which will take place in London on 29 March, 2017.

Leading items include a 1936 Lagonda Rapier sports car which is valued between £20,000-­25,000, and personally inscribed manuscripts by Jackie Kennedy, wife of the former US President John F Kennedy.

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Image caption Manuscripts by former First Lady of the United States Jackie Kennedy will be sold

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