MARY BURKETT'S FELT COLLECTION AUCTION
3-4th September 2015!
The whole of Mary’s personal estate, including her felt collection and the Mille Fleurs carpet, are to be sold by auction by Mitchells of Cockermouth on 3-4th September. The full catalogue of lots for sale can now be viewed online at www.mitchellsantiques.co.uk Confidential bids in advance by commission or bids live by telephone, or online, can be made by any buyers not able to attend the auctions, via www.the-saleroom.com!
The proceeds of the sale will be dealt with under the terms of Mary’s will, which includes a number of local charities as residuary beneficiaries (including the International Feltmakers Association)!
There are numerous felt & textile items (see lots 233 - 268, 954-986 & 1046 - 1049) including Jenny Cowerns work, open for bidding!
It is our plan that the IFA will - hopefully successfully - bid for the Mille Fleurs carpet (lot 232) and the archive information relating to it. The new home for the Mille Fleurs carpet and archive information, open to public, will be the Musée du Feutre, Mouzon, France (Felt Museum, Mouzon, France).
Happy viewing and happy bidding!
Johanna Roesti, Chairman
Janine Rees, Publicity Officer
International Feltmakers Association
Feltmakers (IFA) Ltd registered in England No: 8453503