|Lot 1402 PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DUDLEY & |
Sotheby's Jan 20, 2019
This week's auctions at Sotheby's are especially rich with items. But for me, it is bittersweet as well. A few years ago I was invited by a collector friend to come on a tour sponsored by Deerfield Museum he was organizing that went through Chicago and Milwaukee - a hotbed of collectors of this period of needlework. Actually, he contacted me and 'told me' I was coming - I am so glad I went as it was the last time someone could meet these passionate people in the field with legendary collections. Two of the collections we saw are up for auction and I learned two months ago that another of the collectors had just passed away. It was so special to meet these passionate people and understand their collections and see them in the way they had loved them - instead of on a
|Lot 1404 PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DUDLEY &|
SOTHEBY'S JAN 20, 2019
one of which is in the MET and shows clues to workshop manufacture.
The Vogels gave us a wonderful lecture about their home's collection, which is particularly rich in ceramics but also decorated all throughout with 17th century British and American needlework. A casket, mirror frame, sweet bags, and pictures rounded out the stunning effect. A portion of their collection is also up for auction. I understand they are still in good health!
|Lot 1407 PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DUDLEY & |
SOTHEBY'S JAN 20, 2019
John's business career was to build Sara Lee into the multinational conglomerate it is today. In his
retirement, he turned his considerable business talents to other passions such as the building of Millennium Park in Chicago, raising almost half of the money to build it because of his core belief in public spaces. In one of his gardens, he had the scaled down prototype of the 'silver bean' sculpture which was fun to walk around. John was also instrumental in many civil rights movements in the Chicago area, joining with the black community to demand changes in access to many areas of white privilege.
|Lot 860 THE COLLECTION OF ANNE H. & FREDERICK VOGEL III|
Sotheby's Jan 19, 2019
When we are in love with objects we need to also appreciate the people who become guardians of them as well as those who research and teach as they are all partners in keeping the historical legacies alive for the future. I feel honored to have met so many of these guardians who shared with me their passions.
The Collection of Anne and Frederick Vogel III - Sotheby's Jan 19th, 2019
Lots: 802, 815, 831, 832, 833, 836, 858, 860, 885, 905, 923, 986, 994, 1055, 1056, 1058, 1065, 1066, 1069, 1091
Important Americana - Sotheby's Jan 20, 2019