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Sale of the century: the contents of the Sitwells' mansion are going under the hammer

11 September 2021

9:00 AM

11 September 2021

9:00 AM

In my bedroom there is a small lidded laundry basket. It was designed by Geoffrey Lusty for Lloyd Loom, a company that has, since 1917, been producing surprisingly durable furniture made from lacquered woven paper fabric for the middle classes. The basket is globular and stands on three spindly legs.

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Highlights of the sale are at Dreweatts London from 28 September to 1 October. The full auction is on view from 10 to 15 November at Dreweatts Donnington Priory, where the two-day auction, Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy, will take place on 16 and 17 November.

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