Auction of the week

By Rosanna Holmes,
25th July 2011 - 10:48
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Embroideries, Costume, Textiles, Lace & Fans, Bonhmas, Knowle, 26th July
 
In the September issue of H&A, out 3rd August, we delve into the fascinating social history of buttons. Some fine examples come up for sale in this auction, including these beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons, pictured, which are expected to fetch £100-£200 for the set. Lots also include lace, bobbins, sewing tools, shoe buckles, painted fans, costumes, embroideries and textiles.
020 7447 7447; bonhams.com