NEW YORK, 24 November 2014 – The third and final of Sotheby’s auctions of Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon has drawn to a close in New York, bringing the series total to an outstanding $218.1 million. The three-day Interiors auction – offering fine art, furniture, porcelain, silver, glassware, decoration and more from Mrs. Mellon’s residences in the United States and abroad – finished the series, more than doubling expectations to achieve $14.3 million.

Sotheby’s auctions of the Mellon Collection offered 1,551 lots in total – an exceptional 98.1% of which were sold – and together had been estimated in excess of $100 million*. Proceeds from the sales will benefit The Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, a charitable entity established by Mrs. Mellon in memory of her father. The Foundation supports horticultural and educational endeavors.


Exhibition Highlights

MellonExhWeb_0128Highlights from Sotheby's six floors of exhibition galleries devoted to Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon
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Mrs. Mellon was a woman not only of exceptional taste and style – she had a vision, and that is an even greater rarity. It has been wonderful to witness the response over the last six months from collectors, longtime admirers, and those learning about Mrs. Mellon’s life, eye and passions for the first time. I did not have the privilege of knowing her personally, but after our months spent with the collection at Oak Spring Farms this spring, and extending through to our exhibitions and sales this fall, everyone involved is coming away with a deep admiration for her. It has been an honor for Sotheby’s to present Mrs. Mellon’s collection.

Elaine Whitmire, Vice Chairman and Head of Sotheby’s Single Owner Sales Department

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Auction Details

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Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Masterworks
Auction: 10 November
Exhibition: 31 October - 4 November and 7 - 10 November

Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Jewels & Objects of Vertu
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Auction: 20 - 21 November
Exhibition: 15 - 20 November

Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Interiors
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Auction: 21 - 23 November
Exhibition: 15 - 21 November

Catalogues

If you wish to purchase the auction catalogues, please order from the below.
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Masterworks
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Jewels & Objects of Vertu
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Interiors