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Special Collections: The Estate of Myles Lowell

Soft close begins Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10am EST
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Louis Vuitton Leather Trunk Achieves $16,875!


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  • Auction of Special Collections: The Estate of Myles Lowell on November 19, 202d
  • Featuring Furniture, Decorations and Art from His Manhattan Penthouse

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's popular new auction category of Special Collections continued with the successful  sale of property from the Estate of Myles Lowell on November 19, 2020.

The top lot of the collection was a Louis Vuitton leather trunk that realized a stunning $16,875, far surpassing its $2,000-3,000 estimate. Also noteworthy was a Flemish style needlepoint six-fold screen that doubled its $3,000-5,000 estimate, selling for $10,000.

Born into a prosperous family in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Myles Lowell was educated at Amherst College and followed his father into real estate. A successful businessman, Mr. Lowell had two lifelong passions: friendships and travel, both of which gave him great joy all of his life. Over many years, he owned an apartment in Paris on the exclusive Avenue Montaigne, a house on the beach in Malibu, a penthouse in a building he owned in Beverly Hills, and a duplex penthouse in a building he owned on Manhattan's Madison Avenue, each home designed for gracious entertaining. Guests at his annual Christmas party in Beverly Hills included his close friends Jimmy Stewart, Ray Milland, Ricardo Montalban and Ronald and Nancy Reagan. He would then ring in the New Year with Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg at Sunnylands, their winter home in Palm Springs.

The November 19 sale showcased furniture, decorations and artwork from his elegant Manhattan duplex penthouse comprising lots 1 - 99.  View Lots

The Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby

Lots 100 - 294 in the November 19 sale offered furniture, decorations and art from the Upper East Side home of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby, longtime donors to the Asian Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Read More

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  • Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby
  • Property from a New York Private Collection

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