Temple of Wings: Ann and Gordon Getty’s Greco-Roman retreat in the Berkeley Hills
Event Date4 June 2014 | Live auction 9774
The sale features a fascinating collection of 300 lots formed over the course of a lifetime by the late Melbourne-born interior designer Lex Aitken and his partner, the esteemed fashion illustrator and designer Alfredo Bouret Gonzalez. The collection will appeal to both first-time collectors and aficionados of design who will be attracted by the good taste and an appealing juxtaposition of cultures and influences. Following a very successful collaboration last July, Christie’s invited Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Brook Street, Mayfair, to contribute to this sale which celebrates the best of international interior design and decoration. The sale combines a carefully curated selection of 60 lots which exhibit the quality, elegance and world-class reputation of the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler name. The auction will include furniture, ceramics, pictures, lighting and decorative objects with estimates from £300 to £60,000.