A few years ago we covered the listing of the famous Beechwood estate
in Newport, Rhode Island. The legendary home of the Astor family was filled with beautiful antiques, many of which will be sold off through Skinner Inc. next month as part of the auction house's European Furniture and Decorative Arts sale
on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in its Boston gallery. The sale will feature items originally owned by Mr. & Mrs. William B. Astor including William Parsons Winchester Dana's painting, "The U.S. Frigate 'Constitution' Chased by an English Squadron," July 1812, purchased on the couple's honeymoon trip (estimated at $20,000 to $40,000).
[via Wicked Local