Black Rock Galleries

Time Capsule Estate Of Claude Phillippe, Watch Hill Farm N.Y.

Sale closed on
Wednesday, November 20th 2019 at 8:05 PM EST
Location: Cortlandt Manor N.Y.

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Amongst the decaying and now overgrown gardens lay the once pristine remnants of the Watch Hill Farm. The 13 acre farm, owned by the famous Claude Phillippe of the Waldorf Astoria, once blossomed with lavish poolside parties as if Gatsby himself was hosting. Frozen in time, the estate has been sentenced to the last 40 years in isolation. The closets and attic lie dormant with collections of wonderful treasures from trips in the 1940s and 50s to places only dreamt about by most. An old, tattered, and dusty leather jewelry box tucked away and long forgotten gives a glimpse into Philippe’s charmed life, with recently uncovered gold treasures. Paintings from voyages to France stacked in closets waiting to be temporarily saved by the highest bidder

This sale is filled with many personal belongings originally hailing from the estate of Claudius C. Philippe, whose sophisticated style and flair lead to him being known worldwide as “Philippe of the Waldorf” — the Waldorf Astoria of New York, that is. During his highly visible career Philippe mingled and hobnobbed with celebrities, “old money” socialites, and the glitterati of the era at both hotel and his old world, expansive 18th century country retreat home. This Gatsbyesque story might be “made for Hollywood,” with the acclaimed hotelier, Claude Philippe, as the main character. Featuring 18th and 19th century period antique furniture and decorative arts, early sterling silver, a vast assortment of fine paintings, an extensive copper pot/cookware collection hand-chosen by Philippe.

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Watch Hill Farm

Cortlandt Manor NY 10567

Saturday, 11/23, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION

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  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 1
    Two-Part American Maple Highboy
    Closed
    $2,050.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 2
    Oil On Canvas Of A Young Girl Reading, Circa 1880-1890
    Closed
    $422.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 3
    Pair Of Antique Lowestoft Ginger Jars With Foo Dogs, Circa 1780 - 1790
    Closed
    $835.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 4
    Claudius Charles Philippe Of The Waldorf Astoria 14K Gold Money Clip
    Closed
    $460.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 5
    A Set Of Three Fine Baccarat Crystal & Moulded Glass Candelabra
    Closed
    $2,077.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 6
    Louis Charles Wuhrer (France, 1844-1925) Landscape Of A Cottage Oil On Canvas
    Closed
    $146.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 7
    Vintage LC4 Chaise Longue By Le Corbusier, Jeanneret & Perriand For Cassina
    Closed
    $510.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 8
    Extraordinary Really Fine French Bronze Clock Of Linke Quality
    Closed
    $1,001.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 9
    Antique French Walnut Buffet Ca. 1780-1820
    Closed
    $510.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 10
    Fine Baccarat Crystal & Moulded Glass Candelabra 3 Arm, 4 Light
    Closed
    $450.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 11
    Signed Oil On Board With Floral Still Life
    Closed
    $385.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 12
    Tiffany & Co. Gold Watch From The Estate Of Claudius Philippe - Working
    Closed
    $1,450.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 13
    Partial Set Of Antique English Table Wares, Platters, Plates & 2 Tureens
    Closed
    $814.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 14
    18th Century French Walnut Bonheur Du Jour, Ca. 1770-1800
    Closed
    $155.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 15
    Cherry Jeffe Huldah (American, 1901–2001) Oil On Canvas Floral Still Life Titled Violets
    Closed
    $333.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 16
    110 Beautiful Franklin Mint Leatherbound Books
    Closed
    $2,350.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 17
    Signed Oil On Canvas With Still Life Dated 1914
    Closed
    $270.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 18
    Pair Of 18th Century Large Carved Angel Candleholders, 23" High
    Closed
    $700.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 19
    Krementz 14K White And Yellow Gold Diamond & Mother-of-Pearl Studs
    Closed
    $435.00 Winning Bid
  • Black Rock Galleries
    Lot #: 20
    12 Antique Meissen Plates With Marseille Relief And Watteau Painting
    Closed
    $802.00 Winning Bid