Oh, what a terrible tragedy to have not been in London today. Bonhams managed to auction off my entire repertoire of taste in one fell swoop: taxidermy, militaria, Victorian library do-dads, chesterfield couches. A Gentleman's (er, in my case, Gentlewoman's) Library Sale of the finest! Almost everything sold, but the catalog should spawn a thousand new ebay searches.
(The sale included a collection of animal skeletons, fossils, human skulls, butterflies, tusks and other curiosities amassed by Southwold archaeologist and anthropologist, Hubert Dennis Colllings).
A few of my favorite things (all sold!).
(Exhibition photo courtesy The Telegraph. Item images courtesy Bonhams).
Thank you, Toad, for sending me to this brilliant collection!