Since 1964 William Morris’s Cotswold home at Kelmscott Manor has been under the care of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Such legacies come with considerable financial burdens attached
and on September 25 the Society will be launching a £4.5m campaign
to safeguard its future with an auction in their historic London
premises at Burlington House.
Donations for the auction - conducted by Jeremy Morrison of
Christie's - include antiquities, curiosities and activities, with
Laud Veneris, a design by Edward Burne-Jones, among the
The evening is also an opportunity to enjoy the unique setting
of the Antiquaries' headquarters off the courtyard of the Royal
Tickets for the event at £50, to include wine, cocktails,
canapés and music, can be bought online at www.sal.org.uk/events.
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