Drue Heinz Auction at Christie’s
You can’t grow up near Pittsburgh without hearing about the Heinz family although I wasn’t that familiar with Drue Heinz. She was philanthropist and supporter of writers who was married to Henry J. ‘Jack’ Heinz II and died lasts year at the age of 103. Her collection of art and antiques from her Sutton Place house designed by Renzo Mongiardino and her London home with interiors by John Fowler are now up for auction this week at Christie’s and are featured in the new issue of World of Interiors.
“The London mews house was bought by the Heinzes from the former actress Joan Dennis and her husband Captain Jack Dennis. The interior of the house had been laid out by John Fowler of Colefax & Fowler, the noted decorator, in the early 1950s. So enamoured were the Heinzes with Fowler’s decoration and furnishings that they bought the house together with its contents; it was virtually untouched as Fowler conceived it.”
We’re losing so many elegant ladies this year and it’s truly sad but hopefully their legacies and collections will live on.