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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

Julians Park and Six Private Collections

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 Maggio 2021

London Online 25 May – 15 June I Live 8 June Christie’s announces Julians Park and Six Private Collections, comprising a wide variety of works of fine and decorative art from across seven English country houses, to be offered in a two-part sale. Julians Park and Six Private Collections: Live comprising 277 lots, will take place on 8 June at Christie’s King Street, and Julians Park and Six Private Collections: Online comprising 185 lots, will be live online from 25 May to 15 June. Estimates across the two sales range from £150 to £250,000. The sales comprise works of art from Julians Park, Hertfordshire; the Desmond Heyward Collection, from Haseley Court, Oxfordshire; Property from an East Anglian Country House; Works of Art from the Collection of Hugh and Marion Sassoon; Property from Meonstoke House, Hampshire; Works of art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs David Wheeler; and items formerly in the collection of Leontine, Lady Sassoon. The Live and Online sales include an array of fine art including Impressionist Paintings, Old Master Paintings and Modern British Art in addition to a strong representation of English and European Furniture, Chinese works of art, English and European ceramics, sculpture, objects of virtue, jewellery, silver and gold boxes, photography and books.The seven collections are led by Julians Park, Hertfordshire, the collection of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie (1902-1968). Born Audrey James, she was a renowned beauty and prominent member of transatlantic society in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Romantically linked to the future Edward VIII and engaged to Lord Louis Mountbatten, she was married three times, firstly to Captain Muir Dudley Coats (d. 1927) between 1922-1927, then to Marshall Field III, the Chicago department store heir, from 1930-1934 and finally to the Hon. Peter Pleydell-Bouverie, from 1938-1946. The ‘Vogue Regency’ interiors that she created just before the Second World War with Stéphane Boudin of Maison Jansen at The Holme, Regent’s Park, in a delicate palette of white, cream, gold, grey and pink, were designed to harmonise with her Impressionist art collection. During The Second World War her collection was moved to Julians Park, where again she worked with Boudin to adapt the Georgian interiors to suit her paintings and furniture, to great effect. The interiors at both the Holme and Julians were published in Country Life, in 1939-40 and 1947, and these, along with the photograph albums and scrapbooks she created, tell the story of a life lived in the glittering artistic, aristocratic and royal circles of society in England, America and on the continent.

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