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Royal embroiderers Hand & Lock to auction stunning designer handbags


Hand Lock X Aspinal of London
11 September 2017
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Hand & Lock, London's premier embroidery house, has announced it will be hosting a star-studded 250th anniversary gala dinner and designer auction on 6 December 2017 at the prestigious Draper's Hall, London.

For their special anniversary, Hand & Lock - embroidery house to top international design houses and the Royal Family - have collaborated with renowned luxury accessory designers and companies such as Asprey, Lulu Guinness, Vivienne Westwood, House of Holland, Globe Trotter and Agnes B to design and produce 13 unique bags that will be auctioned off for QEST and the H&L Prize for Embroidery.

All funds raised on the night will go directly to supporting craftsmanship in the UK through the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery.

Guests who attend the gala will be treated to an exquisite black-tie dinner followed by a Sotheby's-hosted auction of the beautifully-made designer handbags, fittingly named 'The Embellished Handbag' charity auction.

Hand & Lock, which is also the embroidery house to the British Royal Forces, can trace it's origins back to 1767 when a French Huguenot refuge started his lace and accoutrements business in London's Spitalfields. 250 years later the company has added to their extensive list of embroidery services; in 2017 it has a reputation for couture embroidery and exquisite monogramming, as well as ceremonial, tradition and ecclesiastical embroideries.

For more information on the anniversary gala visit:

Price: £190 per person, £1750 per table (seats 10 people) Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017 Location: Drapers Hall Throgmorton Ave, London, EC2N 2DQ Times: Reception: 7.30pm, Dinner: 8.15pm, Carriages: 11.00pm Dress Code: Black Tie

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