UNRESERVED Estate Sale September 27, 2014 @ 3pm
Featuring the complete UNRESERVED contents of The Colgate Mansion in Sharon, CT including Statuary, Outdoor Items, Furniture, Accessories & More; The contents of a Redwood, New York Estate including a Large Collection of China, Glass & Ceramics; Plus Selected Additions.
A selection of items from the Redwood, NY Estate
The Contents of the Colgate Mansion
Completed in 1906 by an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune Romulus Colgate (electricity tycoon) for the modern equivalent of $43M, the estate known as Filston remained in the Colgate family until, by 1938, it had passed to Romanian expat Edgar Ausnit, who escaped the Nazis and brought his massive fortune (derived from the steel and munitions industries) to this sleepy corner of Connecticut. Ausnit partied with stars like Cary Grant and many of Manhattan’s then-plentiful playboys, but apparently kept the home in good order. After Ausnit’s death, the stunning mansion was sold and by 1976 belonged to songwriter Paul Leka (producer of such hits as “Hey Hey Good Bye” and “Cat’s in the Cradle”). Leka’s widow Angie Leka has commissioned Copake Auction to sell the contents of this grand estate.
Also to sell in this sale…
This is an original all steel car. One of only 3,723 built. One of the rarest early model Ford automobiles. Convertible top, wood grain dash, am radio, fog lights, clock in dash, leather upholstery, updated hydraulic brakes, and the 100 horsepower 59-ab flathead motor and original 3 speed manual transmission. This car came from South Carolina and was believed to be a state trooper car. Most of these cars went overseas for the war or were used as police cars. Not many have survived.
UNRESERVED Wooton Desk
George Pearce Ennis
OVER 100 Paperweights to sell
More Items from the Redwood NY Estate