Christie’s New York will auction off the collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth on March 17-21. But before the sale, Art & Antiques was given a peek inside the late collector and scholar’s Upper East Side apartment, which was left exactly as he had decorated it. Throughout his lifetime, Ellsworth amassed a trove of rare pieces of art and furnishings from China, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia, which is lauded as one of the greatest collections of Asian art in the history of collecting. These unique works harmonize with an equally impressive assemblage of English furniture, silver, and objets d’art to form a truly exquisite living space.
By Chris Shields