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Press Release

For Immediate Release September 19, 2011 Contact: Rebecca Riegelhaupt rriegelhaupt@christies.com tel +1 212 636 2680




New York Christies New York is pleased to offer property from the Estate of William F. Buckley, Jr. and Patricia Taylor Buckley within its October 4-5 Interiors Sale. This collection of over 140 pieces of artwork, furniture, glass, ceramics and other decorative items, offers a wonderful opportunity to see the personal effects of this remarkable couple and celebrate their tremendous accomplishments and joie de vivre. William F. Buckley, Jr. had an extensive range of successes as an author, syndicated columnist, and television personality. He founded the National Review in 1955 and hosted 1,429 episodes of the Firing Line. Through Buckleys achievements in media and publishing, his brilliant mind, and the sheer force of his personality, he has been labeled one of the most influential and important political figures and intellectuals of his generation. William and Patricia Taylor Buckley owned a two-story, 5,000 square foot maisonette at 73rd and Park Avenue and a country house in Stamford, Connecticut, which served as the unique and stylish settings for their remarkable lives. Pat Buckley had a very clear sense of her own decorating style and never feared taking an unorthodox approach to interior design. Both houses offered spaces for a range of types of entertaining, from the twice-monthly dinners for the staff of the National Review, to election parties with important politicians, journalists, and pundits, Pats legendary card group, and a revolving group of elite New Yorkers and international figures.

Highlights Include:

A Pair Of Giltwood Cartouche-Form Mirors, Late 19th/20th Century $1,000-1,500

Artist Unknown, 20th Century Portrait Of Pat Buckley, Oil On Canvas, Painted In 1964. $1,500-2,500

A French Cast Iron And Green Plush Upholstered Daybed, Late 19th Century $800-1,200

A Victorian Black And Gold Japanned And Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Writing Table, Late 19th Century $800-1,200

Raymond De Botton (B. 1922) The Blue Coast, Oil On Canvas $1,000-1,500

A Pair Of Painted And Fur Stools, 20th Century $700-900

Auction Times: Interiors Viewing Times: Christies Rockefeller Galleries

October 4-5 October 1-5

About Christies Christies, the world's leading art business had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2011 that totaled 2.0 billion/$3.2 billion. In 2010 it achieved global auction and private sales of 3.3 billion/$5.0 billion. Christies is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christies offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christies has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. More recently, Christies has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
*Estimates do not include buyers premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyers premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyers or sellers credits.

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