Rare collectibles fill Albemarle House's drawing room.
The dining room.

Cachet- Antique-Lovers’ Dream

Sotheby's auctions the contents of Patricia Kluge's country estate

MAY/JUNE 2010

Regency-period furniture, an ornate 18th-century clock from China’s Qing Dynasty and artwork by John Singer Sargent are only a tiny sampling of the monumental collection vintner and philanthropist Patricia Kluge has amassed over 30 years in Albemarle House, her 45-room estate near Charlottesville. On June 8 and 9, Sotheby’s will auction her entire collection—worth more than $13.5 million—on the estate’s grounds.

Interested parties can view the collection from May 31 to June 7 at Albemarle House, which is on the market itself; the Kluge estate is now listed at $48 million—down from its original price of $100 million. For more information, visit www.sothebys.com/kluge.

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