Christie’s to auction the private collection from the home of the late Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor

. April 18, 2012

Christie’s announce the sale of the principle contents of Mill Farm, Gloucestershire, the home of the late Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor. Known as ‘Paddy’ to his friends, Sir Patrick was a legendary travel writer and extraordinary war hero who was once described as ‘a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Green.’ Auction to be held on 15 May, 2012.

John Banting, Untitled. Estimate: £3,000-5,000. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2012

The Collection will be offered as the first 100 lots of the Interiors sale on 15th May, and is expected to realize a total in excess of £150,000. The Collection will include decorative objects, books, furniture, Modern British and Old Master pictures, as well as silver objects of vertu, with estimates from only £200.

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