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Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 20 March 1998, lot 144.
Le Pavillon Chougny, Christie's, London, 9-10 December 2004, lot 619.
Extensively redecorated and re-styled by the celebrated interior designer Alberto Pinto, the Pavillon Chougny was originally the work of Jaime Ortiz-Patiño. His legacy was exquisitely maintained in the collection of pieces with alluring provenances including Consuelo Vanderbilt, Lopez-Willshaw, Charles de Bestegui and Pierre Delbée.
Pinto's redecoration inventively combined his love for texture, colour and extravagant fabrics with an astonishing eye for detail, from ravishing hand-stitched and embroidered silk tasselled curtains to passementerie table cloths for every conceivable mood. Olive green silk brocade, Napoléon III style capitonné sofas in silk damask and floral silk taffetas bedrooms with his signature canopy beds, all provided Pinto with the perfect opportunity to juxtapose satin, silk and lace with pleats, trim and braids. Exceptional workmanship can be seen throughout the luxurious curtains, upholstered furniture and inventive lighting supplied by Maison Pinto.