Xanadu auction items previewed this Saturday

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/n...tems-from-island-property-up-for-grabs/ndSZZ/
    Prestige items from island property up for grabs
    Preview running through Saturday at A.B. Levy’s Avenue location; sale is Sunday and Monday.

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    When textile and apparel executive Martin Trust and wife Diane sold their oceanfront mansion last spring to radio personality Howard Stern for $52 million, the couple promptly purchased a $11.95 million condominium at Two North Breakers Row.

    As the Trusts were moving from a 39,000-square-foot house to a 3,300-square-foot apartment, it was time to sell a good deal of their furniture, decorative arts pieces and works of art.

    So the Trusts turned to local gallery A.B. Levy’s to dispense with some of their property at auction. Albert Levy, owner of the Worth Avenue gallery, which began auction operations two years ago, was impressed with the Trust collection. He will offer about 100 lots of the couple’s property as part of a sale Sunday and Monday at A.B. Levy’s West Palm Beach salesroom.

    Levy described many of the pieces as larger in scale, appropriate for the expansive quarters of the Trust’s former home.

    The pre-sale exhibition is being held this week at Levy’s Worth Avenue gallery. In addition to the Trust-owned pieces, property from several South Florida sources make up the more than 500 lots going on the block.

    Levy expects the sale to bring in about $1 million.

    “This is the best collection of antiques and fine art that we’ve handled,†he said. “Property from this estate takes the whole sale to another level.â€

    Besides the Trust lots, the auction includes jewelry, watches, rugs, vintage handbags, silver and Asian works of art. Also being auctioned is a post-impressionist landscape painting by Armand Guillaumin. Levy said the painting came from a Palm Beach collection and is a fine example of this period in French painting.

    So far, Levy has registered bidders from about 30 countries for the two-day auction.

    “The recent increase in activity on the real-estate scene has been good for us,†Levy said. “People selling their homes find that selling at auction locally makes sense and that they can get better prices for their pieces by selling at auction rather than selling to a dealer.

    “That we’re in Palm Beach brings a certain cachet to our auction sales, garnering attention from all over the world, as people from out of the area can place bids via the Internet.â€

    Although the first Levy auction of the year is being previewed in Palm Beach, the actual sale is taking place in West Palm Beach because town code bars auction sales on Worth Avenue and other commercial streets between November and June. Levy plans to have four more auctions throughout the year, two on Worth Avenue during the period when they are allowed.

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  2. Roland Schwinn

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    I dig that statue on the log thing. Fuck! I wish I was super rich! Oh well.
     
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    There's only one Xanadu

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    yes! I was thinking the same thing, King October!
     
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    Don't forget ONJ!

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    "Levy expects the sale to bring in about $1 million."

    Should have just thrown it in with the sale.
     
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    Is that Beth?
     
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    ~Insert frugal Hebrew American joke here~
     
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    Fuck yes! :rock:
     
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    39,000 sq ft home?

    Rebel rebel.
     
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    "Xanadu! Stately home of Charles Wigward Kane..."
     
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    From $1333 to $3621 a square foot? Are the floors of that apartment lined in holocaust diamonds?
     
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    20 MILLION OVER TAX VALUE AND HE DOESN'T" GET TO KEEP THE FURNISHINGS?
    I guess the same lawyer that wrote his Sirius Contract wrote his contract of sale on the new home
     
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    "i xanadu!! No one else!!"
     
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    I have been in 15,000 sq ft homes and those are monsters

    39,000 might be big enough to avoid beth
     
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    I just don't get it. There's no reason for that much space. And I imagine the house is probably very outdated and weirdly designed. People's tastes change over the years. I imagine tons of small rooms that will just sit there never used.