Yellowstone Club Furnishings Auctioned Off
The Blixseth/Yellowstone auction was held on November 21 and the comprehensive sale of the belongings of Edra Blixseth amassed for the Yellowstone Club sold briskly. The Kamelot Auction House in Philadelphia saw its biggest crowd to date as many people came to check out the large collection of vintage furnishings, rugs and other objects. Some objects, such as antique rugs, sold for far over their estimates while other pieces including several antique French sideboards valued at nearly $30,000 each were sold at bargain-basement prices ($12,240 for the pair). A pair of life-size monumental cast bronze elk sold for over $10,000 while a similar pair of life-size bronze horses and riders went for $5,000 dollars. Objects were sold without the limitations of a minimum bid. The sale was estimated to bring in $500,000 to $800,000 and actual sales were about $750,000. A complete catalogue of the Yellowstone Collection including photo galleries and detailed descriptions of every lot is currently available at www.kamelotauctions.com.