"Sotheby's Chateau de Groussay" 1999

1999

Sotheby's

4 volume slipcase boxed set

An absolutely breathtaking auction which took place on the actual Château 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 le goût Beistegui (the Beistegui Style)

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