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LA CROE CHAIR & DUKE OF WINDSOR, SIMPSON LETTERS

Lot 0777 Details

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(lot of 4) Items related to the Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), previously British King Edward VIII (January 1936 to December 1936), together with items of Wallis Simpson (1896-1986), later the Duchess of Windsor: (1) a hand written letter dated March 4, 1938 signed Edward to Sir Pomeroy Burton (1869-1947), La Croe, Cap d'Antiles regarding Edward's offer for La Croe (Château de la Croë), Edward stating that Burton was not happy with the offer and asking that he "consider the whole matter as closed", looking "forward to some more golf games"; (1) a hand written letter from Walli Simpson to Mrs. Sedley at Chateau La Croie marked as received on June 3, 1937 by PGS (Parke Godwin Sedley brother of Lady Barbara Sedley Burton), received the same day of Simpson's marriage to Edward), thanking Mrs. Sedley for a gift of flowers; (1) a hand written envelope addressed to "Madam Sedley, Chateau La Croe" with an enclosed handwritten card reading: To a very charming person from Walli Simpson (the card preprinted with the name Mrs. Ernest Simpson); (1) Chippendale mahogany framed Gainsborough chair,19th c., the curved back and seat upholstered in floral needlepoint tapestry fabric with flanking padded arms, rising on straight reeded front legs with outswept rear legs, all on castors, at the underside an affixed brass plaque reading "Lady Burton to P.G. Sedley, 1955", (this chair)" Used at Chateau La Croe, Cap D'Antibes, by Winston Churchill, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, The Former Queen of Italy, and the Royal Family of Belgium", 37.5"h, 22"w, 29"d *Provenance: Lady Barbara Sedley Burton to P.G. Sedley, by inheritance to present owner and family member *Note: On December 11, 1936, British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in order to marry the American Mrs. Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson. They were married on June 3, 1937 in France and subsequently purchased or leased The Château de la Croë, Cap d'Antibes peninsula on the Côte d'Azur, in southern France. The chateau was built in 1927 by Sir William Pomeroy Burton. The Windsor's left the chateau during WWII due to his appointment as Governor of the Bahamas and returned after the war. In 1952 the chateau was purchased by Aristotle Onassis and later sold, in 2004, to Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich for about 30 million of euro. (Internet sources) Start Price: $2000.00
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LA CROE CHAIR & DUKE OF WINDSOR, SIMPSON LETTERS

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Oct 26, 2014
Starting Price $2,000
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0777: LA CROE CHAIR & DUKE OF WINDSOR, SIMPSON LETTERS

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Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $2,000
OCTOBER ANTIQUES, MCM, JEWELRY, DAY TWO
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Lot 0777 Details

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(lot of 4) Items related to the Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), previously British King Edward VIII (January 1936 to December 1936), together with items of Wallis Simpson (1896-1986), later the Duchess of Windsor: (1) a hand written letter dated March 4, 1938 signed Edward to Sir Pomeroy Burton (1869-1947), La Croe, Cap d'Antiles regarding Edward's offer for La Croe (Château de la Croë), Edward stating that Burton was not happy with the offer and asking that he "consider the whole matter as closed", looking "forward to some more golf games"; (1) a hand written letter from Walli Simpson to Mrs. Sedley at Chateau La Croie marked as received on June 3, 1937 by PGS (Parke Godwin Sedley brother of Lady Barbara Sedley Burton), received the same day of Simpson's marriage to Edward), thanking Mrs. Sedley for a gift of flowers; (1) a hand written envelope addressed to "Madam Sedley, Chateau La Croe" with an enclosed handwritten card reading: To a very charming person from Walli Simpson (the card preprinted with the name Mrs. Ernest Simpson); (1) Chippendale mahogany framed Gainsborough chair,19th c., the curved back and seat upholstered in floral needlepoint tapestry fabric with flanking padded arms, rising on straight reeded front legs with outswept rear legs, all on castors, at the underside an affixed brass plaque reading "Lady Burton to P.G. Sedley, 1955", (this chair)" Used at Chateau La Croe, Cap D'Antibes, by Winston Churchill, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, The Former Queen of Italy, and the Royal Family of Belgium", 37.5"h, 22"w, 29"d *Provenance: Lady Barbara Sedley Burton to P.G. Sedley, by inheritance to present owner and family member *Note: On December 11, 1936, British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in order to marry the American Mrs. Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson. They were married on June 3, 1937 in France and subsequently purchased or leased The Château de la Croë, Cap d'Antibes peninsula on the Côte d'Azur, in southern France. The chateau was built in 1927 by Sir William Pomeroy Burton. The Windsor's left the chateau during WWII due to his appointment as Governor of the Bahamas and returned after the war. In 1952 the chateau was purchased by Aristotle Onassis and later sold, in 2004, to Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich for about 30 million of euro. (Internet sources) Start Price: $2000.00

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