03 October 2012

Remains of the Day

(Left to right) Dressed as a Chinese emperor and his court, Alexis de Redé, Arturo Lopez-Willshaw, his wife, Patricia, and interior decorator Georges Geffroy attend the Beistegui ball in Venice, September 3, 1951. Photo courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s.

For the back story behind one of the most spectacular auctions this month, click here.

1 comment:

The Devoted Classicist said...

I was just thinking about Georges Geffroy after the recent auction of the contents of Helene Rochas' Paris home. The Geffroy-designed bookcase for Alex de Rede's library in Hotel Lambert has long been a model for imaginative cabinetry. Thanks for the heads up for the L-W auction.