Christie’s has announced the upcoming auction of The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan! The Collection will be on view at Christie’s New York September 17 to 20 and is slated for sale September 21 and 22, with live and online components. The catalogue can be viewed online here, and I am enamored with every single item! Of particular interest are the furniture and decorative works supplied by William (Billy) Haines Inc. The catalogue also offers an incredible tour of the Reagan’s beautiful Bel Air home (it sold in July), which I am thrilled to feature today.
The home was designed by Ted Graber – Billy Haines‘ protégé – with his then partner, Peter Schifando. Let’s take a tour! Images provided by Christie’s.
Isn’t this a beautiful home? Classic and timeless! I love (and collect) auction catalogues, as they provide such an in-depth and intimate glimpse into the subject’s life, serving as an historic time capsule. Additional information on the auction can be found here, and the catalogue may be purchased here. Click here to take Christie’s spectacular virtual tour of this incredible home and here to tour the Reagan White House, which was also designed by Ted Graber.
Per the Reagans’ wishes, proceeds from the Collection sale are designated for The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. There are over 700 lots with estimates on individual items ranging from under $1,000 up to $50,000, and the auctions are expected to realize in excess of $2 million total.