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The incredible two-seated throne above has had a long history. The black walnut furniture with pierce-carved armrests formed from integrated winged lions was once installed in a castle in Bavaria. Later they were in a mansion overlooking Chesapeake Bay. And finally they were destined for what would have been the most expensive home in the United States, the Pinnacle, a home to be built in the Yellowstone Club in Montana. Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth planned to put this in the 53,000-square-foot home spec house that was never built.
This is just one of the offerings from the Yellowstone Club that will be auctioned off by Red Baron's Antiques in Atlanta. Red Baron is famous for its monumental auctions featuring fountains, whole wood bars, vintage automobiles and all sorts of pieces that because of their size might not find a home elsewhere. The auction featuring the Blixseth pieces will be held on November 6-8 and the entire collection could be worth more than $8 million.
Tim and Edra Blixseth once traveled the world picking up furnishings for their many homes. Now the battling Blixseths are being forced to sell of most of their properties and many of their belongings. The Yellowstone Club went to Edra Blixseth after the divorce but after bankruptcy proceedings it was sold to CrossHarbor Capital Partners of Boston for $115 million. CrossHarbor decided to liquidate the furniture collection. A total of 13 tractor-trailer loads of furniture are being shipped to Atlanta for the sale.