Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
Property from the collection of Mr. C.F. van Veen (1912-1982)
Coenraad Frederik van Veen, was a banker and well known collector of Children's books in the Netherlands. During the 50's van Veen rented the castle Heemstede near Houten. Many of the present lots were bought to furnish this castle. Van Veen was something of a dandy, a self taught connoisseur of the Arts and gifted with an outstanding eye for quality.