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Chalet Espérance: The Collection of Jill and John Fairchild, Gstaad on Wednesday, May 17 at 11am

Tucked into the soaring mountains of the majestic Swiss Alps, the home of Jill and John Fairchild in Gstaad epitomized the sophisticated and comfortable life that their family shared together in this prestigious holiday destination. Chalet Espérance was decorated by Lady Vivian Greenock, formerly of the famed English firm Colefax & Fowler, and, like their New York City and London residences,  held the same charm and exquisite taste that is Greenock’s hallmark. English and French furniture, botanical motifs and objects collected over a lifetime of travel blended effortlessly throughout the house. Classic English country house design mingled seamlessly with beautiful woodwork that typifies the chalet aesthetic to create a welcoming family retreat where the Fairchilds spent winter and summer holidays surrounded by the natural beauty of the Alpine mountains. While the chalet was a special retreat for the family, Gstaad offered the social activity and celebrity caché that has made it a premiere vacation location for royalty and socialites from Europe and America. The Collection of Jill and John Fairchild from Chalet Espérance offers a glimpse into their rarified and luxurious life, and is a legacy to their impeccable taste and joie de vivre. Highlights in the sale include furniture from the Regency through Biedermeier periods complemented by a large selection of exquisitely upholstered furniture. Decorative art highlights include porcelain by Lady Anne Gordon, and silver by Christofle.

Friday, April 28

Saturday, May 6: 11am – 5pm
Sunday, May 7: closed
Monday, May 8: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday, May 9: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, May 10: 9am – 5pm
Thursday, May 11: 9am – 5pm
Friday, May 12: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, May 13: 11am – 5pm
Sunday, May 14: closed
Monday, May 15: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday, May 16: 9am – 5pm

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