Property from Stephen Tennant's Wilsford Manor including fine English and Continental furniture, works of art, sculpture, garden statuary, pictures, photographs, printed books and manuscripts, ceramics, glass, silver and miscellaneous items.
The auction catalogue for the contents of Stephen Tennant's Wilsford Manor home. Tennant spent his whole life at Wilsford; his final years were spent as a recluse confined to the house and the gardens. The house had its heyday in the 1930s as a weekend bolthole for the Bright Young Things. The sale catalogue includes many mementoes from these days as well as the fantastic, rococo-inspired furnishings contained in Tennant's heavily decorated rooms. Artworks by Tennant himself are also included, alongside works by his friends, such as Beaton and Whistler. An introduction documents the history of Tennant and Wilsford and is supported by many archival photographs, several by Cecil Beaton.
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