Tuesday, April 19, 2016
COME ONE, COME ALL: LESLIE HINDMAN TO AUCTION ITEMS JUNE 14TH FROM KLUGE ESTATE FROM $500 UP AND UP AND UP
“Giving back” is well represented by the late billionaire John Kluge’s generosity. Four acres with two houses and three other buildings held a lot of “goodies” including furniture, decorative accessories and other objects symbolic of “the good life.” The property has been on the market for five years with all the furniture remaining inside. 150’ of oceanfront land is included.
Kluge Estate Guest House by Addison Mizner
Palm Beach’s 89 Middle Road just sold for $39MM, with receipts for property, furniture et al slated for scholarships at Columbia University, Kluge’s alma mater. In time to come the buyer will decide what to do with this outstanding property.
Leslie Hindman received about 400 items to appraise, catalog and put up for sale, June 9-13, allowing remote bidding.
Christie’s will auction some of the furnishings, silver and porcelain in New York City December 2nd and 3rd, about 100 lots of treasures. Kluge’s extensive fine art collection generated about $12MM at a Christie’s auction a few years ago. Periods represented include “newer and still chic items” alongside the antiques.
Models of sailing ships and a billiards table are included. Kluge loved lavishly landscaped gardens and outdoor furniture and decorative items used on the grounds will be included, some of it bamboo furniture. Other fabulous auctions handled by Hindman’s company included items from the Kennedy and Lilly Pulitzer estates, the historic Manalapan home, Casa Alva and similar expansive and well-decorated estates.