The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman

The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman

Sale Overview

Christie’s is honored to present The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman - patron, connoisseur, and paragon of erudition and style who unequivocally revived the field of French decorative arts in the public sphere. Mrs. Wrightsman and her husband, Charles B. Wrightsman, built an exceptional collection of furniture and works of art and served as Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, making transformative gifts to the Museum and establishing The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts.

The auction includes Old Master paintings and sculpture, European furniture and ceramics, Chinese ceramics and works of art, silver and carpets, and other works. These items graced and decorated Mrs. Wrightman’s elegant home at 820 Fifth Avenue in New York, and were designated for sale to benefit philanthropy.

Viewings are by appointment only, beginning 10 October. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Client Service at +1 212 636 2000 or or Luke Dortch below. 

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