An Important Private Collection

Joie de Vivre

Collecting is an extension of one’s personal experience, a physical record of places traveled to, a diary or a window into one’s sensibilities. 

The following 158 lots come from an important private American collection.  Spanning a wide range of styles and genres, this collection incorporates pedigree Danish design and indigenous arts alongside Italian lighting and French branded luxury.  Without preconception, this collection was built through a filter of quality. Material, form or country of origin is secondary to a sensibility of each work being the best of its kind, and a true expression of craft and invention.  Discoveries were made while travelling in Europe, Africa and across America and top dealers, experts and acclaimed artists were consulted as the collector orchestrated this unique cast of characters that would become the backdrop to a life like theater.

The collection was housed in several residences, each home a vitrine of curiosities and rarities. Associations among disparate objects, threads of resonance and dissonance, allowed for the collector and his guests to feel transported and entertained. This extraordinary collection is a true expression of le Joie de Vivre.