Stephen, meet Stephen
Stephen Tennant with 'Stephen Tennant' by Jacob Epstein, photographed by Cecil Beaton (c.1928)
Today's reading matter is, "The Contents of Wilsford Manor", Sotheby's Auction catalogue which accompanied the sale of said manor on 14th & 15th October 1987. A fascinating glimpse into the world (and furnishings) which Stephen Tennant and his high profile friends inhabited. From his collection of correspondence from Siegfried Sassoon to his Bendix washing machine, all was up for grabs to the right bidder.
I wonder what became of Lot 319, Tennant's collection of soft toys including his beloved monkey in a French sailor's hat?