This week I’ve been sharing with you my favorite items from the Sotheby’s auction of the estate of Mrs. Paul Mellon, aka “Bunny” Mellon. We’ve looked at some of her “Masterworks” and her “Jewels & Objects of Vertu”. Today I’ve saved my favorite – the “Interiors”.
The interior belongings were part of Bunny Mellon’s many estates, including her estate here in Virginia. Her style was legendary and her motto “nothing should be noticed”.
Here are a few of my favorite items:
Update: The “Masterworks” auction took place Monday night, and total sales exceeded over $158 MILLION dollars. The Mark Rothko “Untitled” Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange sold for over $36,000,000.
Clearly great art collectors agree with Mellon’s terrific eye for art. Her collection exceeded the projected sales.
Take a look at the Sotheby’s catalog to see the many beautiful items included in the “Interiors” auction. Bunny Mellon had impeccable taste, and each items is simply striking and refined. I could spend hours pouring over the catalog!