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The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman

Arts benefactor and grande dame of New York’s high society, Jayne Wrightsman’s Fifth Avenue apartment was filled with priceless paintings, rare books and her impressive collection of 18th century decorative arts, which was donated in large part to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Decorated by Henri Samuel, Mrs. Wrightsman’s rooms were filled with pieces from Maison Jansen, fine French furnishings and the best European fine art she could acquire. Included in the sale are selections of porcelain and table objects, English and French furniture, decorations and the exquisite window treatments that graced her Fifth Avenue windows.

Selections from the Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of one of New York’s finest patronesses of the arts and highlights the importance she had on the timeless design sensibility that she embraced.



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Time & Location

Thursday, October 29 at 11am

Catalogue Online

Friday, October 16

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