The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gutfreund

New York & Online, 14–29 January 2021

This January, Christie’s will present The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gutfreund in a hybrid auction series, highlighting the decorative arts and furniture that graced their carefully designed New York apartment on 5th Avenue. The live sale on 26–27 January at Christie’s New York will feature fine English and French furniture, porcelain and objets d’art while the three online sales from 14–28/29 January will be thematically organized into the art of entertainment; books and bindings; and a collection of runway jewels from the House of Chanel that were given to Mrs. Gutfreund by her friend and renowned designer Karl Lagerfeld. Discover Russian cigar boxes from Mr. Gutfreund’s fumoir; cherished dinner services; a wide variety of French bindings and literature; and the striking, storied jewels of Mrs. Gutfreund that reflect her cultured taste and trained eye.

Virtual tour



Virtual tour: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue

Virtually step inside our Rockefeller Center galleries and discover English and French furniture; porcelain and silver; Russian cigar boxes from Mr. Gutfreund’s fumoir; cherished dinner services; a wide variety of French bindings and literature; and the striking, storied jewels of Mrs. Gutfreund that reflect her cultured taste and trained eye.



Special event


Decoding a Room: The Winter Garden in the Gutfreund Apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue
19 January, 2pm EST | Live on Zoom

In conversation with
Susan Gutfreund and Will Strafford, Christie’s Specialist
Moderated by Steele Marcoux, Editor-in-Chief of VERANDA




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