• Short Summary

    Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire is "stately" all right -- a monument of Victorian, gothic-style extravagance.

    But?

  • Description

    Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire is "stately" all right -- a monument of Victorian, gothic-style extravagance.

    But it's too big:
    And, since it was built only a hundred and twenty years ago, t's considered too new to be saved.

    It's "white elephant." And its owner, the Seventh Earl of Rosebery needs money to pay huge inheritance taxes -- between seven and eight million dollars.

    Mentmore's furnishings alone are estimated to be worth more than five million dollars....
    ...art treasures such as....
    ...Gobelin tapestries....
    ...paintings.....

    ...a magnificent collection of porcelain ...and some exquisite 17th and 18th century French and Italian furniture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28ODQCAJDMK8FG2IFPEZJXOWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA28ODQCAJDMK8FG2IFPEZJXOWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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