Vintage Fashion and Textiles (including lace from the Pat Earnshaw collection)
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Viewings: Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:00 to 5:00 PM
Time: Session 1 – lots 1-250, 10:30 AM
Session 2 – lots 250 to the end, 2:00 PM. The Earnshaw lots are 393 to 418.
Web Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/88p4p48. Also see http://tinyurl.com/9ybv6gb at the Invaluable.com site, which contains a bidding capability.
Phone: +44 20 8676 4600
Fax: +44 20 3137 0112
This is a hard post to write. Pat Earnshaw was a great friend, and my records are full of handwritten and typed correspondence between us starting in 1979. She visited my house in Minneapolis in 1981. I heard from her as late as last year.
I spoke to Kerry Taylor about the auction. The October 16th auction was already full of other items, so only a small amount of Pat’s pieces will be offered this time – just a taste of things to come. There will be much more fine lace in the December 4th auction. Since there is such a large volume of material, more will be offered in 5 to 6 auctions next year, yet to be scheduled. People can write to Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on a database for future alerts. You can also sign up at http://www.kerrytaylorauctions.com/register.php.
The current auction has two large Chantilly and one Maltese piece (lots 408-410) and lappet/cap back sets, lots 413-418. Two good Venise pieces, 411 and 412. There are a few other laces, 389-392, not part of Pat’s collection.
The series of auctions of Pat’s collection, which is being sold by her son, promise to be among the most important lace offerings seen in years.
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