Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection: Part I
The Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection coming up for auction at Christie’s in May is touted as “the most anticipated art world event of the spring season” and they aren’t exaggerating. The sale filled with artwork by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso among others, as well as beautiful antiques and objects is estimated to bring in half a billion dollars for charity. It represents a lifetime spent collecting by Peggy and David Rockefeller for their many homes where they hosted beautifully elegant events and dinner parties.
Many pieces up for auction have been touring the world generating even more anticipation for the sale. They will all return to New York at the end of April and I look forward to viewing the preview and sharing it with you. Until then, I thought it would be nice to look at them in situ in some of the Rockefeller homes.
This 40-foot wide 10,000 square foot townhouse at 146 East 65th Street was home to Peggy and David Rockefeller for 69 years. A double-wide townhouse is a rarity in New York and this one features five floors serviced by a spiral center staircase and elevator. The eight bedrooms were perfect for raising their family of six children while the long dining room that overlooks the back garden was perfect for hosting their many dinner parties.
While the house has already been sold, the contents could be yours if you’re the highest bidder. Bonne chance.