Treasures From The Butler's Pantries Of New York's Entertaining Doyennes

by Guest of A Guest · March 18, 2024

    One can never have too much fine silver. Or porcelain trope l'oeil...

    Stair Galleries is set to bring a well-filled lot of covetable tabletop pieces up to auction Thursday, March 21st with their The Art of Entertaining sale. A collection of plates, pitchers, candelabras, serving ware and decorative accessories from the homes of many a hosting-heavy doyenne, including one Mrs. Jordan Saunders of the Upper East Side, the catalog is brimming with one deal after the next. 

    Best set your alarms for bidding!

    A few particularly compelling lots to watch below...

    Three Pairs of Didier Gardillou Porcelain Cabbage Form Boxes
    Estimate: $500 - $700

    Pair of Galerneau Gilt-Metal Coral Form Candlesticks
    Estimate: $800 - $1,200

    Nine English Silver Shell Form Bottle Ticket Labels
    Estimate: $400 - $600

    Italian Silver Plate Bear Form Wine Cooler
    Estimate: $500 - $700

    Ten Wedgwood Dinner Plates in the 'Water Lily' Pattern
    Estimate: $600 - $800

    Four Silver Plate Turtle Form Table Bells
    Estimate: $300 - $500

    Chinese and Japanese Silver and Silver-Gilt Condiment Wares
    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

    [Photos courtesy Stair Galleries]