Yellowstone Club liquidation at Red Baron's, Nov. 6-7-8 The liquidation of $8 million worth of inventory purchased for the most expensive home in the world (asking price: $155 million) from the Yellowstone Club in Montana will be sold Nov. 6-8 by Red Baron
News-Antique.com - Oct 13,2009 - (ATLANTA, GA.) – Red Baron’s Antiques, the Southeast’s premier auction house, will be liquidating about $8 million and 11 tractor trailers' worth of the finest and most fantastic furnishings from the world-famous Yellowstone Club in Montana, the only private ski resort in the world. The Yellowstone inventory is the expected highlight of a three-day auction event slated for Nov. 6th, 7th and 8th at Red Baron’s showroom, located at 6450 Roswell Road in Atlanta.
Over the past 10-15 years, the Yellowstone Club has amassed only the best of fine furnishings, architectural appointments and décor, intended to furnish some of their more lavish estates. One of the largest additions to their community was cited in Forbes magazine as “the most expensive home in the world.” And with 10 bedrooms, 53,000 square feet of living space and an asking price of $155 million, one can see how luxurious this community really is.
But, owing to unforeseen and recent financial circumstances, the Yellowstone Club has had to let go of these rare and extravagant pieces. Their misfortune can become your good fortune, as Red Baron’s will be selling this crème de la crème of items made for the wealthiest of people to the highest bidder, without reserve, which is a truly rare opportunity.
Offerings from the Yellowstone Club inventory are great and varied, containing everything from outdoor emblishments to furnishings. This includes a wonderfully detailed fountain from the entrance of the Yellowstone Club’s main lodge, carved from Vicenza stone and depicting bears climbing on rocks. It is surrounded by coping and stands a monumental 21 feet high.
Interior furnishings include everything from what one would need to outfit a complete room to pieces that would complement any décor. One lot comprises two monumental bookcase walls, masterfully executed in Circassian walnut and complimented by an additional smaller bookcase crowned with a clock, as well as two tall and narrow side cases. These pieces were originally from a prominent home in Grenoble, France, and bear the signature of V. Roybon, a renowned 19th-century carver and cabinetmaker. A focal Alpine oil painting is beautifully inset between two fluted columns on both larger wall cases and surrounded with egg and dart capitals, as well as regal mid-relief lion masks.
A dramatic Classical pediment, relief-carved, with profiles of Socrates and Plato, complete these stunning pieces, which measure 13 feet tall by 19 feet wide.
Stand-alone interior furnishings include a pair of large beautiful walnut and ebony American Renaissance cabinets by Thomas Brooks, measuring 10 feet tall by 7.5 feet wide; and a fine English rococo sideboard in mahogany (89 inches tall by 105 inches wide) with two female figures holding cornucopia and supporting the surface. The acanthus swags rise and support the mirror, which has a dramatic, pierce-carved frame.
Another lot certain to wow the crowd is a pair of spectacular Venetian torcheres in Carpathian walnut to be sold as a single lot. The torcheres rest on three scrolled feet on scalloped rests that converge to form a