Media attention lock of hair George Washington

Our Home & Interiors: Antique Furniture & Design, Ceramics & Decorative Art auction on 15 December 2022 included a peculiar lot: a silver box containing a lock of hair and a handwritten note stating that the lock of hair was taken from the body of President George Washington. This item with an interesting provenance was highlighted by the Dutch TV channel Omroep West, Dutch radio channel NOS Radio 1 and children's news broadcast NOS Jeugdjournaal.


Omroep West discussed this object in their broadcast on 13 December (watch it here, from 09:43 onwards) and elaborated on it in a news article.


NOS Radio 1 spoke with our expert Frederik Knegtel live on their show, on 15 December. You can find this interview here, from minute 1:53:31 onwards.

The "NOS Jeugdjournaal" spoke about the object in their evening broadcast on 15 December, from minute 04:30 onwards. It can be seen here

All of these articles and interviews are in Dutch.


Learn more about the lot here on our website; it was up for auction on 15 December 2022, in the Home & Interiors: Antique Furniture & Design, Ceramics & Decorative Art auction, and was sold for €7.500.

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