I finally got a chance to go through the upcoming Sothebys auction catalogue of the Late Duchess of Devonshire otherwise known as Debo.
Truth be told, I don't have a fascination perse for the Mitford sisters and my interest is mostly based on my love for auctions and the tradition of a public collection of personal items of a esteemed personality such as the auction last year of Winston Churchill's personal items.
But when I saw these Georgian caned bergere armchairs I was a little intrigued as I slso have a similar pair.
This is the one in a bedroom.
And I have the other one in the living room.
My interest was also piqued when I saw this ebonised Regency settee.
But this type of furniture is usually seen as twee, old fashioned, and niche but I never let that stop me!
Because I also have an ebonised Regency settee! Mine is nowhere near as nice and I'm still in the middle of deciding what to reupholster it in.
But I'd be lying if I didn't admit now I want to read about her properly because it's a bit odd that we had similar seating preferences :)
I can not wait to go to the preview this weekend and will report back to you after the auction!