Even if you haven't (and it isn't cheap), the place is well-known for its interiors and a favourite with art directors and photographers, so you'll have almost certainly spotted it as the backdrop for countless glossy magazine shoot. Either way, feast your eyes...
In all, there will be 380 lots and Christie's estimates prices between £500 and £80,000. Goodies up for grabs include this collection of late 20th-century decorative pineapples, estimated to sell for £800-£1200.
You may not be able to stretch to purchasing any of their exotic cast-offs, but shots of their interiors are marvellous inspiration for injecting a bit of humour and creative oddness into your own place. Don't you just love the insane Victorian taxidermic squirrels playing cards, below (guide price £2,000-£4,000)?
The unicorns are Lot 7 and estimated at around £4,000-£6,000.
Lot 75 is this striking 2005 Jonathan Wateridge painting, above, oil on nine layers of perspex bolted together (£50,000-£80,000). The Italian rosewood desk, designed by Paolo Buffa for Dassi in around 1950 and the bent plywood chair, by Vittorio Nobili, are Lot 74 and the set is estimated at around £2,500-£4,500.
The 1970s/80s panda table above is expected to sell for between £2,000 to £4,000.
auction catalogue is worth a voyeuristic flick-through. I particularly like the Orangery, a room with a plastic Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (from £500) on the dining table, and a McDonald's "M" and huge metal sign on the wall reading "Cock" (from £1,500) hanging on the ancient stone walls. Well, if you can't have fun in your own castle...
The pieces are all also part of a pre-auction exhibition at Christie's, in London's South Kensington, which runs from Saturday 1 March until the eve of the sale, which is taking place on 5 March. Find out more at Christies.com
Post by Kate