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Last year I fell in love with late watch genius Severin Wunderman's eight-bedroom townhouse in the Chelsea part of London. Wunderman, who built the Gucci watch brand and owned Corum loved his skulls and other interesting images. A collection of furniture, paintings and object from this home will go on sale at Bonhams London on September 30. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Severin Wunderman Family Foundation which raises money to support medical research on incurable diseases.
Wunderman collected a variety of things including walking canes, images of Napoleon and skulls. The sale is broken up by room featuring looks at the goods in Wunderman's drawing room, study, master bedroom and even his kitchen (antique Japanese tea tins, anyone?). Some of the most striking pieces are ones from the Napoleon room. The room features not just Napoleon paintings and busts but decorative furniture such as this Charles X style walnut and parcel gilt day bed which is supported by carved swans. It is estimated at €810 - 1,200.
UPDATE: The sale of the Chelsea Collection of Severin Wunderman raised £881,940 total, with 90 percent of all lots selling.