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A royal collection finds its way to High Point
Oct 11, 2018
Katy B. Olson

A line of furniture will debut from Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer, this High Point Market. As a partnership with Theodore Alexander, the collection brings to Market reproductions from the Althorp Estate, the Spencer family’s historic home encompassing 19 generations of British nobles.

Althorp House
Charles, 9th Earl SpencerAlthorp House

The Althorp Living History Collection will debut with an October 12 event at Theodore Alexander’s High Point showroom, highlighting furniture and upholstery including the Peacock Cabinet, Medallion Sideboard and Green Park Sofa, which are influenced by the estate’s antiques. Earl Spencer will be on hand to discuss the line’s development. “The Althorp Living History Collection captures the extraordinary ancestry of 500 years of Spencer family tradition,” he says. “Each piece brings to life generations of memories and embodies centuries of Britain’s most treasured craftsmanship.”

“The Althorp Living History Collection stands as a cornerstone at Theodore Alexander,” says Neill Robinson, the furniture brand’s president. “With the collection’s exquisite attention to detail and impeccable historical design, we’re able to invite clients to create their own legacy through these inspiring pieces.”

With the debut, Spencer is continuing his sister’s charitable legacy: Theodore Alexander will host a dinner and silent auction to support Whole Child International with founder Countess Karen Spencer. Explain the partners, “Lady Spencer founded Whole Child International in 2004 with the aim of giving every child the opportunity to be properly cared for and loved. Research has proven that in as little as two years, children receiving the benefits provided by Whole Child International have experienced significant health improvements, as well as overall improvement in cognitive, linguistic, motor and social-emotional development.”

“There’s no better time than High Point Furniture Market and no better industry than ours to demonstrate what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause,” says Robinson. “We are dedicated to supporting the mission of Whole Child International and honoring the strides made by Lady Spencer.”

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