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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.

288 Items VIEW ALL ITEMS
 
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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BRG - BRIDGEPORT HQ
1720 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06605

Friday, 11/29 through Saturday, 11/30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 12/3 through Saturday, 12/7, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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BRG - BOSTON
MA AUC LICENSE #03343

318 Bear Hill Road
Waltham MA 02451

Saturday, 12/7, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/11, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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BRG - GREENWICH
179 Hamilton Ave
Greenwich CT 06830

Wednesday, 11/27, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
BRG’s offices will close early on 11/27 for Thanksgiving.
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BRG - RALEIGH
NC AUC LICENSE #10322

215 James Jackson Avenue
Cary NC 27513

Saturday, 11/30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION

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    Lot #: 142
    Antique Brass Aladdin Lamp With Griffin Candlestick Lamp
    Closed
    $235.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 143
    Group Of Lightweight Stainless Inox Cookware
    Closed
    $21.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 144
    14K Gold Partial Scrap Lot
    Closed
    $675.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 145
    Baccarat Crystal Red Titi Bird Figure
    Closed
    $59.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 146
    Vintage Woodward Wrought Iron Outdoor Suite - 6 PCS
    Closed
    $107.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 147
    Oil On Board Vegetable Still Life
    Closed
    $130.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 148
    Antique Corner Chair
    Closed
    $202.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 149
    Antique English Sterling Silver Perpetual Desk Calendar
    Closed
    $105.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 150
    Antique English Georgian Sterling Silver Chamber Stick With Snuffer 11.22 Ozt
    Closed
    $231.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 151
    Two Vintage Christofle Silver Plate Bottle Openers
    Closed
    $69.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 152
    After Charles M. Russell Bronze Sculpture Of A Shooter
    Closed
    $380.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 153
    Leon Cogniet (French Academic Painter, 1794-1880) Oil On Board Seaside Coastal Scene
    Closed
    $410.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 154
    A Group Of Three Carved Wood Relief Plaques
    Closed
    $186.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 155
    Sevres Antique Hand-Painted Plate With Château De Rambouillet
    Closed
    $62.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 156
    Alejo Vidal-Quadras (1919-1994) Watercolor Of A Female Nude
    Closed
    $105.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 157
    Vintage Carved Marble Bust Of Dante
    Closed
    $215.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 158
    Massive Copper Antique Charger
    Closed
    $173.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 159
    Signed Drawing Of A Nude - (Tagged 117593)
    Closed
    $96.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 160
    Jean Moyreau (France, 1690-1762) Engravings After Ppe. Wouvermens Paintings- Hunting & Cavalry
    Closed
    $31.00 Winning Bid
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    Lot #: 161
    6 Pieces French Etablissements Allez Freres Paris Cookware - LOT# 2
    Closed
    $255.00 Winning Bid
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