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Antique and Collectors Auction - 10 June 2009

Hansons antique and collectors auction on 10 June will include contents from the Estate of the Mrs Alec Tweedie (1860-1940).

Late of Devonshire House, Mayfair, Mr Hanson commented ‘Mrs Alec Tweedie was a lady ahead of her time. We are delighted to be offering for auction a selection of items from her old London residence.'

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Mrs Alec Tweedie was an artist, traveller, sportswoman, and authoress. She crowded an amazing variety of experiences into her life, and her beautiful home at Devonshire House, Mayfair was filled with treasures and mementoes. She  travelled through most of the countries of the world, not by rail, but astride a horse and  also climbed Alpine peaks on snow-shoes. Her wonderful experiences are related in books she wrote including "A Girls Ride in Iceland," and "Mexico as I Saw It". In her childhood, she lived in Harley Street with her father, Dr. George Harley, a physician who added much to the science of medicine. She went to Queen's College, Harley Street - the first college open to women. Mrs. Tweedie's favourite hobby, apart from travel and writing, was needlework.

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Highlights in the auction from her estate will include a fine cased Arts and Crafts silver ceremonial spoon set, a good pair of pastel portraits by James Scouter, dated 1776 and even a collection of ephemera from Mrs Alec Tweedie’s time on board the luxury ships of the 1930s

Pictured also is an image of Mrs Alec Tweedie within her old London home of circa 1930 and a Herbert Schmalz (1856-1935) oil painting of Mrs Alec Tweedie (shown on home page) dated 1894. Guide price £4000-6000.

For further details about the sale telephone 01283 733 988 and to request a free emailed brochure email

Date: Wed 10 June - 10am

Viewing: Viewing will take place on Tue 9 June 11am -7pm and on the morning of the auction from 9am

Location: Mackworth Hotel, Derbyshire

Catalogue: Download Catalogue

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