October 21, 2011

Queen Victoria’s Bloomers

Just in case you’re interested, a pair of Queen Victoria’s bloomers are going up for auction next month. The bloomers, along with a nightgown and pairs of silk stockings, including a black pair topped with her monogram, which she wore following the death of Prince Albert, were part of the late Malcolm Forbers’ collection. The silk bloomers are expected to fetch £3,000.bloomersThe bloomers are kept tactfully in a bathroom cupboard so as not to embarrass Prince Charles when he visits Battersea House in London, which is also being sold.  The house is a listed William and Mary mansion designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with a garden overlooking the Thames opposite Chelsea.old-battersea-houseThe property, which may have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was bought and restored by Forbes in 1970 and is on sale separately with Savills for £12m.

6 comments:

  1. Poor Victoria! She would be mortified. Love the house though.

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  2. Like minds! I had scheduled my post to be published this evening, so it is a complete coincidence that we have a bit of an overlap! Now when we show up at the same event wearing identical outfits, no one will be surprised(!)

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  3. Do you have more photos of the house?

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  4. http://residentialsearch.savills.co.uk/property-detail/291628/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/clapham/0/0/16000000/hi/gbp/1

    The Savill's property listing has more photos!

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  5. Would give my eye teeth to do this house. For the right person, that is.

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  6. I'll pass on the bloomers thanks :-)
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