10.18.2009

A Desk Fit For A Princess

Princess Margaret (1930-2002), younger sister to Queen Elizabeth II, at her desk, Kensington Palace.  Amazing the things people keep on their desks, right? (Who knew the princess needed so much Kodak film?)
 




Some of the items from the Christie's auction of her estate...




Above, a Meissen three-tiered nine-light chandelier, c 1900 


Above, one of a pair of George IV black and gilt japanned 'klismos' open armchairs, c 1820, decorated in the late 19th century. 

Above, Various items owned by the princess, including a gilt metal key, silver hand-seal c. 19th century, silver-plate ivory miniature saw c. 19th century, and gold propelling pencil, 1947

11 comments:

Maria Confer said...

The saw is awesome.

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Couture Cookie said...

Love the picture of her desk. Even a Princess needs some clutter!

soodie :: said...

ahem, a monogrammed saw.

home before dark said...

I am with soodie, my eye first went to the saw. I am, as you know, a self-professed tool geek, but the princess? Also wonder about the film. May a reminder of her former husband? Always fun to peek at other people's lives. At least on your blog, it's legal!

kpeach said...

love this-chairs are pretty cool too xx

Greet said...

What a wonderful things!!
I would love to have the black and white picture of her! There she is so elegant and beautiful!
I liked this post very much! Thank you a lot for sharing.
Greet

Signe said...

wowowow!

little augury said...

I love the 1956 photograph of the Princess. Channeling Diana Vreeland and perhaps Daisy Fellows. Interesting little doodads-and the say, Must have one of those. la

Signe said...

oh!

vicki archer said...

This is such a great photograph of Princess margaret, xv.

Lauren said...

Maria, Soodie & Home Before Dark- I am with you on the saw! It's actually the reason I scanned that image. Not necessarily one of the items I would have expected Princess Margaret to have owned.

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