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Homes of Notables Often List for Top Dollar, But Their Sale Prices Are Another Matter

From behind the windows of their  Georgian-style home on the south side of East 70th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, the Irish businessman and his wife always admired the place across the way, a townhouse newer than theirs and twice as wide. 1,648 more words


Such a calm and tranquil spot.

Herb topiaries adorn the two-tiered dumbwaiter, home of Bunny Mellon.

Image via Pinterest.

Rare JFK Vacation Photos Will Go Under the Hammer

Rare photographs of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline on vacation in Cape Cod will be put up for auction later this month.

The pictures were taken in August 1961 and depict the then First Couple in rare moments of candor — the former president casually enjoying a meal at Listerine heiress Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s beach house, Jackie smoking a cigarette and JFK going for a swim in the bay. 64 more words

Property from the Collection of Mrs .Paul Mellon Sotheby’s NY November 10

Lot #41 

 Intimé dates from the height of Vuillard’s Nabis period, when his pictures were at their most visually textured and saturated with color. The room depicted here is one in Misia and Thadee Nathanson’s summer cottage in Valvins, where Vuillard was a frequent house guest, along with the couple’s other artist-friends. 105 more words


10 Things I Loved This Week

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and survived Black Friday!  I ate too much as usual, and worked on the busy shopping day.  I’m exhausted, but my blogging work must go on!  137 more words


10 Things We Learned From Bunny Mellon’s Monster Estate Sale

Think of it as a master class in estate planning. Earlier this month, Sotheby’s sold all 43 pieces on offer from Bunny Mellon’s art collection—Rothko to Picasso to Diebenkorn—at its much-heralded “Property from the Collection of Mrs. 1,130 more words

"Joy in Beauty:" The Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon, Sotheby's

I don’t usually find myself in places like Sotheby’s or famous auction houses. But there was something about the collection of Bunny Mellon that called me to visit.  280 more words

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