Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ February Mountain Décor auction will include property from the estates of Vernon “Moose” Taylor of Denver, Colorado and the late Patrick Henry, Jr. from Snowmass, Colorado.
Period English furniture, paintings and decorative objects from the elegant country manor of the late Vernon “Moose” Taylor and Ann Bonfoey Taylor will be offered. Ann and “Moose” Taylor were a celebrated bon vivant couple who loved to host celebrities, royalty, dignitaries, important publishers and fashion photographers at their stunning lakeside equestrian manor in Denver. Their collection represents a time when elegance was essential for entertaining.
Vernon Taylor was involved in the oil, gas and mining business and was one of the original investors in Vail. His accomplished wife Ann was a fashion designer, model, pilot and an alternate on the U.S. Olympic ski team. The Taylors hosted foxhunts and lavish parties for their celebrity guests including Truman Capote, Gregory Peck, Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger. An invitation to the Taylor home was coveted by even the most fashionable British royal family.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is honored to be handling the Taylor collection, which includes over 150 objects of 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture and decorative objects, original 19th century British and American hunt scene paintings and prints, equestrian apparel and riding boots, vintage leather rifle cases, women’s vintage apparel, fashion hats and more.
Highlights include dining room furniture featuring an 18th century George III mahogany serpentine front sideboard, a George III mahogany double pedestal dining table and an early George III mahogany desk.