The William K. du Pont Collection: Important Americana from Rocky Hill
Live Auction: 22–23 January 2022 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

The William K. du Pont Collection: Important Americana from Rocky Hill 22–23 January 2022 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

O ne of the greatest private collections of Americana ever assembled will headline Sotheby’s Americana Week in January 2022 in New York. The du Pont name is among the most notable and storied names in American history, and seldom do American collectors immerse themselves so thoroughly in the essence of colonial life.

Over the course of decades, William K. du Pont assembled a collection that is entirely unique in character and importance, comprising some of the best examples of Americana ever to appear at auction. The definition of a true connoisseur, Mr. du Pont was a devoted scholar and voracious collector, who was a prominent fixture on the committees of both the Philadelphia and Delaware Antiques Shows, among other notable organizations. Mr. du Pont also served for many years on the board of Winterthur, a picturesque estate originally owned by his family and now the premier museum for American decorative arts that houses the legendary collection of Henry Francis du Pont.

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Visit the Exhibition

Americana Week exhibitions open at 10am on January 13 with the final sale exhibition closing on January 23 at 5pm.  To schedule an appointment to view the exhibitions in person, please click here or contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

In order to attend any of the live sales, registration will be required. Please contact Bids.NewYork@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7414 to reserve a seat and paddle. A mask and proof of vaccination or a negative covid test (within 48 hours of the sale) will be required to attend a live sale.    

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