A fabulous feast of French fancies at Sotheby’s
The auction house’s latest online sale consists of the stylish contents of a 17th-century hunting lodge in Normandy
There is nothing like an aristocratic family collection, or a house contents sale, to give a glimpse of how the upper crust lives.
Last week, Sotheby’s gave us the Collection of the late Countess of Mountbatten. Its current online sale offers a window on high French style: the contents of the Saint-Calais Manor, a former 17th-century hunting lodge in Normandy.
Scottish by birth, Californian aesthete and patron of the arts Pamela Mullin came across the ...