The Virginia estate of Patricia Kluge, a philanthropist and ex-wife of TV mogul and Metromedia founder John Kluge, is for sale for $48 million.Sotheby’s has the listing.
She is also auctioning off the contents of the estate, know as Albemarle House, on June 8 and 9, according to The New York Times. An open house will be held May 31–June 6.
The 933 items range from $70 for a set of seven Majolica dinner plates to $1 million for an 18th-century Qing dynasty automaton clock. Sotheby’s estimates that the auction will earn $9.5 million.
Patricia Kluge, a former belly-dancer and pinup model, kept the house (and received a settlement of $1 billion) in an amicable divorce from her husband John Kluge, founder of Metromedia.
Albemarle House is neighbours to some of Virginia's greatest and most important estates including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland.
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