Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Lilly Pulitzer Estate Sale!

Mark your calendars, Lilly lovers!! Property from the estate of Lilly Pulitzer is scheduled to be auctioned off next month, and I simply cannot wait! The mere thought of owning a trinket or treasure from the iconic Palm Beach fashion designer has me so excited, I want to drink champagne and dance on the table!

In April, I wrote about the sale of the late Lilly Pulitzer's beautiful Palm Beach home, which I was saddened to learn was being sold for lot value. Well, I'm delighted to report the estate sold last month, and the new owner has vowed to restore the home and keep the property (aka Lilly's "jungle") in tact!!

Lilly's remaining possessions will be held at auction on February 22, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 286 auction lots may be previewed in person beginning February 14 (click here for the schedule), or they may be viewed online.

Here are a few of my favorite items from the sale...

Tania Vartan, (20th/21st century), Rooms of Lilly Pulitzer's House, 2004 (two works).

A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Urns.
Two Chinese Export Garden Seats.

A White Painted Low Table and Side Table, each with an open fretwork top inset with glass.

Three Pottery Figures of Monkeys, Height of tallest 16 1/4 inches.

A Chinese Ceramic Box, modeled as a tortoise with a monkey holding a peach on its back.

A Pair of Cast Plaster Garden Lanterns, each in the form of a pagoda. Height 63 1/2 inches.

A Pair of Upholstered Slipper Chairs, surmounted by scrolled ears with ruching, passementerie and braided fringe throughout.

A Victorian Bamboo and Lacquer Bedroom Suite, comprising a half tester bed, an occasional table and a side table.
A Chinese Export Lacquered and Painted Bar Cabinet, 20th century, having a hinged top and a fall front opening to a fitted interior above two cupboard doors, with inlaid hardstones and shells throughout.

A Set of Four Framed Prints, each depicting a tiger among dense foliage.

A Printed Canvas Whimsical Map of Palm Beach, in a white frame.

This auction is being conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at her new West Palm Beach auction facility, located at 1608 South Dixie Highway. Click here for additional information on the sale, to view additional images, and to download the catalogue. Absentee and online bids will also be accepted... Do you see something you would like to bid on?  I have a certain something I'm eyeing myself... fingers crossed!! ;)


  1. oh I hope you get the piece you want! What a wonderful thing to be part of.

  2. All of it is so gorgeous...what a fun sale to be a part of....and loving those tables!!!

  3. WOW! Thx for posting. Can you imagine scoring something from this sale????? Good to know it is an internet event!

  4. OH I wish I was down there right now!! I would line up for that one!!

  5. I heard about the auction. I'm so glad the new owners are planning to restore the estate. It would be such a shame if they didn't. Hope you get what you're bidding on!

  6. I'm so glad that someone bought that property that will take care of it! I hope you get to go to the sale and buy something good so I can live vicariously thru you. :)

  7. Good luck on getting the piece you're eyeing! Keep us updated.

  8. I'm planning on going!

  9. OH my!!!! I wish i lived closer . . . this is going to be insane. Can't wait to see what you get

  10. Amazing!!! So nice to hear that the new owner will restore the property :) That little tortoise is darling and the bamboo bed? No words... Cannot wait to follow this fabulous sale!

  11. Great news that the new owner will restore....I'm dying over the bamboo bed. I'm in love with it!!!
    It looks like the estate sale will be like no other. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of anything you're able to get! Keep us posted.

  12. Wonderful! Have to check it out for sure! Thanks for the info Andrea, or maybe you should have shared this after you won what you wanted, because you may have some more competition from us! Hahaha! ;-)

  13. How fun will this sale be - I am completely obsessed with the bamboo bed!!


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