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