Property from the Collection of Mary Sayles Booker Braga brought in a strong sale total of $3.45 million. Andrea Spadini's Fountain in the form of a dancing elephant led the eclectic sale at a solid $250,000. Other highlight lots include Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S.'s View of Dunkery Beacon at $156,250 and Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes' A Game of Old Maid at $112,500, both of which exceeded their high estimates.
Sotheby’s is privileged to be offering Property from the Collection of Mary Sayles Booker Braga in a dedicated auction on October 19-20. The beautifully assembled collection, comprising 18th and 19th Century paintings, English furniture, porcelain and decorative art, is reminiscent of an English Country House lifestyle. The works on offer convey the refined aesthetic of their owner, exemplifying the sophistication and elegance which permeated Mrs. Braga’s home at “Oakendale” Estate near Middleburg, Virginia.