The crowd at Peter Matthiessen’s estate sale.
In early April, Peter Matthiessen, the beloved cofounder of The Paris Review, died at eighty-six. Last week, I received an e-mail from my mother, containing a link to the following announcement:
THE ESTATE OF THE LATE
RENOWNED AUTHOR &
A treasure trove of artifacts and mementos. Both indigenous and from the 4 corners of the Earth.
Artisanal pottery, vintage typewriters, vast assortment of books, many annotated paintings, prints, photography and posters. Vintage LP collections in original portfolios, Early 20th century American piano table, 19th century French country dining table, additional chairs, tables, chests, beds, headboards, bedding, cookware, tableware, table linens, vintage luggage, toys and games, Vermont casting grill, teak picnic table, and much more!
Children under 10 must be closely attended by an adult. Please be respectful of neighbors when parking.
The subject line of the e-mail read, “Of course, we’ll be there!” (My parents live just down the road.) Read More