A large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it became a royal residency in the Autumn of 1852, when Prince Albert formally took possession, the price being £32,000. In her journals Queen Victoria described Balmoral as "my dear paradise in the Highlands".
Along with Sandringham House in Norfolk, ownership of Balmoral was inherited by Edward VIII on his accession in 1936.
|Edward VII relaxing at Balmoral Castle, c1907-1908|
At Grays, we came across a few antiques that wouldn't look out of place in the Scottish home of the Royal Family....
|'A Water Party', Oil on canvas, John James Chalon (1778-1854). Signed and dated lower right 1836. Offered by Horton London|
|Solid sterling silver ornate candlesticks, offered by AMS Antiques|
|Red and gold bohemian centrepiece with a portrait of a lady. c1870-1880, offered by Mousa Antiques|
|Victorian Scottish Banded Agate Bracelet, offered by Nayabelle|
|Edwardian urn vases, offered by Past and Present|
|19th Century Scottish solid silver 3 piece decorative tea set, Glasgow c.1894, offered by Pushkin Antiques Ltd|