vrijdag 11 maart 2011

Royal attic cleanup at Sotheby's Amsterdam

The garden chairs of Queen Juliana and Prince Berhard.

Our Royal family, has after the dead of the old Queen Juliana cleaned up the attics of several palaces and now 1725 pieces will be auctioned by Sotheby's. This week are the viewing days and I was so curious, I HAD to go. In a museum you are never allowed to touch anything, but on these days you can sit in the chairs, open cupboards and look at the china, glassware, candlesticks, paintings and drawings.
Most of it was very, very old, look at the chair left, but is was so fun to be there. I am not going to the auction next week, but it is expected that many people will do. If you are interested in the catalogue
 look here. The proceeds from the auction will go to charity.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Of course you had to go and I wish I could have gone too. How fascinating!

  2. Love seeing the photos and knowing that you could actually sit in these historic chairs, touching the silver and accessories.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  3. That must have been an interesting collection of stuff.

  4. How lovely to be able to see and touch these historic objects.
    Enjoy your weekend!