NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction property from the Collection of Marianne Schaller (1926-2016), whose husband, Ferdinand Schaller (1904-1994), established the famed Upper East Side butcher shop, Schaller & Weber.
In 1937, German immigrants Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, both from Stuttgart, opened their eponymous butcher shop in Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood. The firm flourished, and Schaller & Weber soon became the city’s meat market of choice. Through the years, Schaller & Weber’s exceptional products have won multiple medals of honor at exhibitions and festivals throughout Europe – a first for an American charcuterier. Today, Schaller & Weber remains a New York City institution with Ferdinand's grandson, Jeremy Schaller, at the helm.
Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Marianne Eickoff immigrated to New York where her father opened a sausage shop, Trunz, across the avenue from Schaller & Weber. Eventually the butcher fell in love with the sausage maker’s daughter, and in 1947 Ferdinand and Marianne were married. They settled in Closter, New Jersey, in a colonial house on a seven-acre farm with apple and pear orchards and even a small vineyard. In this idyllic setting, the couple raised their four sons along with a menagerie of animals that included horses, fallow deer, sheep, swans and pheasants.
Marianne loved to entertain, and the Schaller home was always rich with the aroma of hearty food and tempting desserts. With designer Peggy Kriegel as her advisor, Marianne furnished the house with purchases from such prominent firms as Stair & Company of London and New York and Vernay & Jussel, in addition to works of art acquired from Graham Gallery.
The Marianne Schaller Collection comprises the elegant furniture, decorations and art from the Schaller’s gracious home in Closter, New Jersey, and jewelry from her personal collection. Property from the Collection will be offered in select auctions throughout the 2018-2019 season.
English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts
Auction Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10am
Exhibition Oct 27 - 29
Property from the Marianne Schaller Collection comprises lots 390 through 401 in the October 31 auction.