Online, 1–17 September 2020

This September, Christie’s Private and Iconic Collections Department will offer the exquisite collection of the media-industry titan and philanthropist A. Jerrold Perenchio. Through the two concurrent online auctions, experience the furniture and works of art that entertained dignitaries, musicians, politicians and Hollywood luminaries at Perenchio’s Chartwell Estate. The Sumner Spaulding designed château-style home was filled with an unconventional yet intentional blending of antique and modern. Chartwell’s interiors were the result of a collaboration with the French designer Henri Samuel who oversaw acquisitions from the best dealers in London and Paris. Highlights include Louis XVI furniture by cabinetmakers Felix Leroy, Jean-François Leleu and Nicolas Heurtaut; Chinese works of art of the 18th century; silver services by Puiforcat, Christofle and Buccellati; rare 18th century carpets and tailored soft furnishings designed by Henri Samuel for the Chartwell Estate.

Bidding for both sales begins 1 September.

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WATCH: Inside the Perenchio Collection

Christie’s Education x Decorative Arts

Haute Homes: Reimagining the French Chateau, The Collection of A. Jerrold Perenchio

Join us for Christie's Education's first of a four-part series of complimentary online conversations on the decorative arts. Renowned interior designer Timothy Corrigan, Christie’s specialists and panelists will discuss celebrated French interiors throughout history, culminating with a rare look at legendary interior designer Henri Samuel’s work on A. Jerrold Perenchio’s private Bel Air home.

Chartwell: An Henri Samuel Commission

A Conversation with Emily Evans Eerdmans

Christie's Private and Iconic Collections Department is pleased to offer the collection of A. Jerrold Perenchio. Join us for a discussion on the collection of furnishings that decorated one of America's most beautiful homes - one of the final commissions from renowned interior designer Henri Samuel.

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