The 500-piece sale will include all of the contents of the farmhouse with proceeds of some sales benefiting select charities including: The Miami City Ballet, The New York City Center for Dance, Save the Children, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a trio of Miami Art Museums. Mr. Cramer and Mr. Bush have moved to Florida where they are at work on their latest home (number 19!).
The auction features a collection of furniture selected for the couple by celebrated style icons: David Anthony Easton, Michael Taylor, Mica Ertegun & Chessy Rayner of MAC II and Nicky Haslam, all of whom designed residences for Mr. Cramer in California, Connecticut, Martha's Vineyard and the Caribbean and have been featured in a number of publications including Architectural Digest, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Elle Décor and House & Garden. The sale is a collector's dream with offerings including Staffordshire China; King Charles Spaniels in porcelain, paint or bronze; Mercury glass; Georgian and Victorian English Furniture; American, French, Italian, and Chinese furniture; Oriental rugs; Tribal artifacts and antique garden appointments including Regency benches, limestone finials, and a pair of life-size 18th Century carved limestone lions.