Christie's is proud to offer lots 114 through 117 from the estate of Guy Fairfax Cary, Jr. Mr. Cary inherited the property from his mother Cynthia Cary, both long time residents of Newport, Rhode Island.
Elm Court, the Bellevue Avenue home of the family for four generations, was furnished during the early years of the twentieth century by Mrs. Cary with taste and discernment, in a style reminiscent of the distinguished English homes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The ambiance was well suited to the period of the disciplines, mores and manners of her youth. Cynthia Cary was of the generation in Newport that emerged from the gilded age, possessing the self-assurance and comfortable confidence in their way of life inherent in the maturity that results from prior generations of wealth and privilege.
Her life was one of quiet luxury surrounded by her friends that included Janet Auchincloss and Mary Whitehouse. After her death, Guy Cary continued to live a contented life at Elm Court which remained as it had been for years.
The lots from the Cary family included in this catalog will now find new homes after years of serving the aesthetic needs of four generations of my dear friends Property from The Estate of Guy Fairfax Cary