Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd (London)

Reddish House, Broadchalke, Wiltshire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie’s on the premises, Reddish House, Broadchalke, Wiltshire, 9-10 June 1980)

London, Christie's, 1980
(24 cm), 155 (11) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 725 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Works of art, furniture, silver, pictures, porcelain, and garden effects, the property of the photographer and artist Cecil Beaton. The house was sold on the first day for £225,000 (the Earl of Chichester bought it for his mother); the house contents realised some £400,000. A faded yellow rose kissed by Greta Garbo in 1932 and afterwards kept pressed in Beaton’s diary fetched £750 (sale report by Frances Gibb, “High prices paid for nostalgia at auction of Sir Cecil Beaton's belongings” in The Times, 10 June 1980, p.2 and 11 June 1980, p.4; sale report in The New Yorker, 7 July 1980, p.24). The library was sold in Hodgson’s rooms on 9 October 1980. ¶ Annotated copy.