Patrick Leigh Fermor’s estate auctioned by Christie’s: A Life’s Collection

The auction house Christies will present the principal contents of Mill Farm, Dumbleton for auction at their sale rooms at 85 Old Brompton Road  London, Greater London SW7 3LD, on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

The collection includes furniture, books, silverware, and many works of art. How many of these were collected by Joan and Paddy, and which came from their families is difficult to assess.

You can view the e-catalogue here.

Remember that you don’t have to be present to buy but can bid on-line as described in the catalogue. I hope that some of you have the opportunity to make a purchase.

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5 thoughts on “Patrick Leigh Fermor’s estate auctioned by Christie’s: A Life’s Collection

  1. Tim

    Damn. I was in London yesterday and had thought about going along and perhaps picking up a true Paddy memento from the collection but forgot. That I did forget is being rubbed in by an ad for improving one’s brain and memory below your post about the auction! Is mind reading another of your talents Tom? Thankfully I was given, by Rita his housekeeper, a couple of champaign bottles from the lunch a few of us had with him so, in addition to the books he signed for me, I do have a couple of personal and tangible mementos albeit they are not traditional pieces of art.

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