Sotheby's 1999 'Chateau de Groussay'

An absolutely breathtaking auction which took place on the actual Chateau grounds.

It took almost 50 hours of auctioneering to sell the 2,416 lots.

A real eclectic procession of splendors.

The sale was nearly 98% sold by value and by lot and more than 82% sold above the high estimate.

It raised a total of $26,409,225 far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $15,750,000.

Who's to present Carlos de Beistegui, an international dandy whose character flaws were myriad but whose aesthetic sense caused him to be widely admired as a rich man who deserved to be rich.

And thus creating the Beistegui Style

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