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The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II – comprising more than 600 lots being sold across two sales - encompass rare and important furniture, paintings and works of art from her Palm Beach, Florida home and UK residences in Eaton Square and Turville Grange. Kathleen DuRoss Ford’s exemplary collection comprises masterpiece objects, such as the rare ormolu-mounted white marble and biscuit-porcelain clock by Benjamin Vulliamy, circa 1791, and important English furniture and works of art by the most pre-eminent cabinet makers of the George III period including Ince & Mayhew, William Vile, John Cobb, Matthew Boulton, Pierre Langlois, John Linnell and Thomas Chippendale.

Masterworks are complemented by important Impressionist works by Edouard Vuillard and Eugène Boudin as well as modern British pictures, European & American furniture, lighting, silver, porcelain services, entertaining wares, needlework carpets, decorative furnishings and objects of virtue all of which offer a window on the very private homes and lifestyle of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Ford II.

CONTACTS:


New York Head of Sale
Gemma Sudlow
gsudlow@christies.com
+1 212 636 2464

   London Head of Sale
   Adrian Hume Sayer
   ahume-sayer@christies.com
   +44 207 389 2696


Highlights

  • The Living Room, Palm Beach, from the Long Hallway

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach
    New York, 30 March 2021

  • The Foyer, looking into the Long Hallway, Palm Beach

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach
    New York, 30 March 2021

  • The Long Hallway, Palm Beach

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach
    New York, 30 March 2021

  • The Dining Room, Palm Beach, set with Mrs Ford’s Hicks & Meigh Chinoiserie dinner service

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach
    New York, 30 March 2021

  • The Dining Room, Palm Beach

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach
    New York, 30 March 2021

  • Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire,
    from the Queen Alexandra Gates

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Eaton Square and Turville Grange
    London, 15 April 2021

  • Henry Ford II’s Study, Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Eaton Square and Turville Grange
    London, 15 April 2021

  • The Drawing Room Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Eaton Square and Turville Grange
    London, 15 April 2021

  • The Drawing Room, Eaton Square

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Eaton Square and Turville Grange
    London, 15 April 2021

  • The Dining Room, Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire, set with Mrs Ford’s favourite ‘Jaguar Jungle’ pattern dinner service by Lynn Chase

    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Eaton Square and Turville Grange
    London, 15 April 2021

Virtual tour



The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II: Palm Beach

Our New York sale exhibition of The Collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II showcases rare and important fine and decorative arts from her Palm Beach, Forida home. Discover it here with our virtual tour




Special publications

Catalogues: The Collections of Mrs. Henry Ford II

Two catalogues have been published to accompany The Collections of Mrs. Henry Ford II, available to purchase online now. The commemorative, lavishly illustrated catalogues celebrates the legacy of the Fords with a series of essays, alongside an overview of artworks featured in these landmark auctions.


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