More Careful Owners


Well-known personalities, be they artists, designers or society figures, can be intensely private, but when their collections or the contents of their homes are put up for sale we can see inside their homes and find clues as to their tastes and interests. If we are lucky we can hope to own a piece from their collection. Once the contents have been dispersed what remains is the auction catalogue, a record of an individual’s taste and discernment.

Following on from our previous list ONE CAREFUL OWNER, we are returning with MORE CAREFUL OWNERS, a fresh selection of 23 auction catalogues of single-owner collections.


More Careful Owners

18 Items
A Rococo Fantasy. Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

One man's Rococo vision.

Chateau de Groussay

Auction catalogue documenting the magnificent collection and home of Carlos de Beistegui.

Collection du Baron de Rede Provenant de l'Hotel Lambert

A wonderful collection illustrating one man's impeccable taste.

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. The Last of the Mitford Sisters

The catalogue for the sale of the contents of the Old Vicarage, Edensor, the final home of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.

Kate Moss from the Collection of Gert Elfering

Images of one of the most iconic models of our times.

L'Univers de Madeleine Castaing. Mobilier et objects d'art de sa demeure de Leves et de sa Galerie Rue Jacob

The contents of Madeleine Castaing's Neo-Classical mansion in Leves.

Memphis. La Collection Karl Lagerfeld

Auction catalogue for Lagerfeld's collection of Memphis furniture and objects.

Meubles et Objets d'Art provenant de l'Hotel Lambert et du Chateau de Ferrieres, appartenant au Baron de Rede et au Baron Guy de Rothschild

A sale catalogue for objects from the collections of two great French aesthetes.

Modern Painting and Drawings from the Edward James Collection

The sale catalogue for the auction of Edward James' Surrealist and Neo-Romantic art collection.

Property from the Collection of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Auction catalogue of Princess Margaret's jewellery collection and the contents of her Kensington Palace apartment.

Property from the Collection of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

The contents of the exiled couple's Paris villa.

The Bill Blass Collection

The auction catalogue for the American fashion designer's remarkable collection.

The Collection of Gianni Versace

The contents of Versace's South Beach, Malibu palazzo.

The Collection of Gianni Versace. New York

The auction catalogue for the contents of Versace's Manhattan townhouse.

The Contents of Wilsford Manor, Wiltshire

The auction catalogue for the contents of Stephen Tennant's Wilsford Manor home.

The Duquette Collections

The baroque theatricality of the Duquettes and Dawnridge.

The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The uncommon hardback edition of the auction catalogue.

The Lagerfeld Collection

The three volume catalogue for the sale of Karl Lagerfeld's collection of French 18th century art and antiques.