Tue, 13th Oct 2020 10:00

20th Century Design - Live Online

 
Lot 252
 

252

Peter Collingwood (1922-2008)

Peter Collingwood (1922-2008)
'M.72 No.3'
a microgauze wall hanging, of woven cream linen and steel, signed on label and stamped with number
83.5cm wide
115.5cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina, USA.

Bought directly from Peter Collingwood in 1983. With copies of two handwritten letters to the vendor's mother.

The first dated 1.3.83:
'Dear Yvonne, Here's the hanging. There are 2 nylon loops at the top edge for suspending. It's an inevitable result of this design that the threads at edge are a little loose at bottom. If this worries you, putting tension on lower edge will cancel it out. Thanks for kind invitation to stay in your beautiful house again. Best Wishes to you & Stev, whose conversation I enjoyed on that drive from Charlotte... Peter.'

The second letter dated 4.3.83:
'Dear Steve and Yvonne, Your hanging is woven. It will cost about $20 to send surface, $25 Air Mail. You owe me $100 - so please either send a cheque for $120 or $125 dollars. I will send it off. I remember your quiet & beautiful house with pleasure. Peter Collingwood.'

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Sold for £8,000


Condition Report

Good overall - letters are just copied - these are held by the family.

 

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