WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia- Charles, the Ninth Earl Spencer will visit Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg to introduce the Althorp Living History home furnishing line. Spencer is a noted author (recently released Killers of the King), a former NBC News on-air correspondent, and brother to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Since 2009 Spencer has been restoring Diana’s childhood home of Althorp by re-roofing and restoring the entire exterior for the first time since 1780. This was made possible with proceeds from his high-end home furnishings brand, Althorp Living History.
Manufactured by Theodore Alexander, this inspiring collection consists of hand-crafted replicas of furniture from within the estate to include mirrors, tables, freestanding statues, beds, lighting, and more. A portion of the collection will be on display and also available for signature by Spencer during his visit.
For five centuries, Althorp – a sprawling English estate in bucolic Northamptonshire – has served as the primary residence of the Spencers, one of the most distinguished, aristocratic families in England with ties to Winston Spencer Churchill and the ancestors of George Washington. It was this combination of rich legacy and the home’s warm, beautiful interiors that drew fine furniture maker Theodore Alexander to Althorp. The resulting collection of furniture and upholstery pieces in Althorp Living History draws inspiration from treasures gathered during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries by Althorp’s famous inhabitants.
Spencer will be on-site at the Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg to introduce the Althorp Living History home furnishing line on August 12, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.