The Council have released a list of the items from Church Farmhouse museum which they are flogging off. You may like to take a look here.
It's good that they are releasing the list, but it still doesnt explain why the list of assets the Council has for sale has risen from £3 millio last year to £27 million this year. A ninefold increase.
It isn't that there are Da Vinci paintings in the collection, but it is a local collection of items donated. They might be small beer to the council, but it is a testament to the way Barnet residents have lived. One Tory Councillor is famous for claiming that "we don't do culture in Barnet" and sadly he was right.