2010, Special Event, Doyle New York, The Well-Appointed Room, Auction Reception
Doyle New York, The Well-Appointed Room Auction
Reception and Book Signing with Jeffrey Bilhuber
Doyle New York held an auction titled “Old Master Paintings and Drawings and Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations” on January 27, 2010. The Well-Appointed Room section of the auction comprised almost 200 lots of furniture and decorations from Jonathan Burden, LLC, and John J. Gredler Works of Art, and globes and other articles from George Glazer Gallery. As Doyle put it, “Through the vision of acclaimed interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, these renowned tastemakers created their own version of today’s Well-Appointed Room.”
During the pre-sale exhibition of The Well-Appointed Room, Doyle New York hosted a cocktail reception for over 200 guests honoring Mr. Bilhuber. He signed copies of his lavishly illustrated book, Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home, published by Rizzoli. Presenting his projects from coast to coast, the book is filled with charming anecdotes and observations by the designer, whom Hamish Bowles has likened to a 21st-century Billy Baldwin.
The Well-Appointed Room featured a Regency mahogany terrestrial globe on stand by W. & T.M. Bardin, London, circa 1807, which sold to a buyer from New York for $25,000. A pair of Regency Boulle inlaid gilt-bronze mounted rosewood side cabinets, first quarter of the 19th century, sold to a buyer from New York for $21,250, and a bidder from the Mid-West was the successful buyer of a Regency gilt-wood center table, possibly English, second quarter of the 18th century, for $18,750.