Whether or not Keith Richards has cracked the code to staving off death (lord knows he likes to joke about it), a septuagenarian rock 'n' roll god can only accumulate so much stuff. To that end, Richards and wife Patti Hansen are selling their Upper East Side apartment, and auctioning off some of their possessions, with all the profits going to charity. You can't alway get what you want, but you can get a little piece of Keef.
Preview for the sale starts at Stair Galleries in Hudson on Friday, June 9th; the full Keith Richards lots (Lots 432-556) will come up around 3 p.m. on June 24th. Many of the pieces were found locally by Hansen at the Park Avenue Armory Antique Shows over the years. Here's a description of some of the highlights from the auction:
Some of the highlights from the boho-chic apartment are an Italian rococo giltwood console which was a focal point in the Tuscan orange painted dining room anchored by an elaborate Persian Tabriz carpet. The softly painted celadon living room had a layered look centered by an opulent Karabagh carpet surmounted by a Louis XV giltwood tabouret with damask upholstery and an English black lacquer tray on top. The walls were highlighted by three large pastel floral paintings by the French artist Jacqueline Marval that Patti found in a gallery in London. The unusual pair of Italian classically painted side cabinets flanked Keith Richards’ favorite piece, the English tufted leather Chesterfield sofa.
Included in the auction is a small selection of antiques and table top articles from their Connecticut home which Mica Ertegun of Mac II designed with Patti. They are selling an English silver-plated flatware service by Walker and Hall of Sheffield, an unusual Italian orange glass decanter by Paolo Venini, a set of eight Waterford crystal wine glasses and two Flemish tapestry pillows. The Edwardian painted satinwood four poster bed will be sold along with a Flemish Baroque walnut parquetry cabinet on stand.