The catalogue for The Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors sale at Sotheby’s is online as of late last week! The sale includes furniture, fine art, and decorative objects from the legendary designer’s personal collection. Nearly 1,000 lots were curated from Mario’s Upper East Side apartment, his Connecticut house, and several storage units. The collection includes:
- English and Chinese Export porcelain
- English pottery and Dutch Delft
- English enamels, silver, and glassware
- Numerous pieces of English and Continental furniture
- An ensemble of fine art (including his well-known collection of dog paintings)
Examples from the Sotheby’s catalogues are below…
Lot estimates range from $500 to $50,000. The auction will be held on January 23 and 24 and is preceded by a public exhibition opening January 16 in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries. Please visit Sotheby’s for additional information and to view the catalogues.
For more on the listing of his New York Apartment, please click here and here for the listing of his Connecticut home. To read my interview with Mario Buatta, one of the last before his passing, please click here.
For ongoing alerts on all things Mario Buatta, please follow @mariobuatta on Instagram. The account is curated by Emily Eerdmans Evans @emily_evans_eerdmans, author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration. Emily was a dear friend of Mario’s and played an instrumental role in the compilation of this auction.