Doyle will hold an auction of property from the Estate of Mrs. Henry Ford II on Monday, January 25 at 10am EST. The public is invited to the exhibition on view Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24 from Noon-5pm. Safety protocols will be in place. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. View the catalogue and place bids at Doyle.com
This landmark auction will showcase elegant furniture, decorations, artwork, books, gentlemen's accessories and more from the lavish Ford mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. Certain to attract attention is Mrs. Ford's collection of fashion jewelry by Chanel and other prominent makers. Much of the property comes from the Ford's former home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, which was decorated by Mario Buatta, who together with David Easton, also decorated Serenity, the Palm Beach residence.
The eldest grandson of Ford founder Henry Ford, Henry Ford II devoted his life to the Ford Motor Company as President, CEO and Chairman. His father, Edsel Ford, was the namesake of the infamous brand manufactured by Ford from 1958-1960, and now a highly prized treasure among collectors.
The upcoming auction offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of one America's most legendary families of industry, commerce and society.