Laura Ashley's belongings to be auctioned
A collection of more than 200 personal belongings from Laura Ashley's family home, Rhydoldog House near Rhayader, will go under the hammer next week.
A collection of Laura Ashley's belongings which will be auctioned next week.
The fashion and fabric designer, who was born in Merthyr Tydfil, died in 1985. She had founded the clothes and home furnishings company with her husband, Sir Bernard Ashley, who died in February 2009.
Rhydoldog House was retained by the Ashley family until very recently and, following its sale, a selection of items from the home will be auctioned.
Laura Ashley's former family home, Rhydoldog House near Rhayader
Items going under the hammer include a 19th century ebony and brass octant, a German oak gothic cased mantle clock, an early 19th century Staffordshire child's tea service, a variety of pictures and a Pedigree gold plush teddy bear.Auctioneer Daniel Fielder commented: "As a designer, Laura Ashley was well-known and hugely respected, and to sell some of her family belongings is a real honour."