Tuesday, March 1, 2011
For Sale: Shoes!
Up on the auction block today is Sir Frederick Richmond's embroidery collection. The former chairman of Debenhams was a big fan of historical embroidery and had quite the extensive and impressive collection. Just check out the fabulous pair of shoes from the 1720's which is expected to fetch a mere £1,000 – 2,000 (I know you all have that just lying around). Two other lots of interest are stomachers, one from 1720 and another from the mid-eighteenth century. Be sure to click on those links because the stomachers are just gorgeous! I would have loved to rock either one if I was a genteel lady of the era.
Bonhams to Sell Ex-Debenhams Chairman Sir Frederick Richmond's Extensive Needlework Collection