The February Mountain Décor collection is internationally inspired. Traditional wood furnishings, Bavarian furniture, German Black Forest figures and other period objects will be offered from the estates of Vernon “Moose” Taylor of Denver, Colorado and the late Patrick Henry, Jr. from Snowmass, Colorado. Vernon Taylor was involved in the oil, gas and mining business and was one of the original investors in Vail. His accomplished wife Ann Bonfoey 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. Over 150 objects will be offered from their collection, including original 19th century British and American hunt scene paintings and prints, equestrian apparel, vintage leather rifle cases, and more.
Mr. Patrick Henry, Jr. moved to Aspen with his parents in 1948. He called the valley home for the remainder of his life, and is a well-known fixture in Aspen who taught skiing, worked at The Prospector Lodge and owned The Winter Shop for several years. His gentleman’s ranch located in Snowmass, Colorado features two homes: one an elegant Tuscan farmhouse and the other a modern-day Austrian Chalet. Both the Vernon Taylor and Patrick Henry, Jr. homes pair European elegance with mountain interiors, passing on a lifestyle and community connecting to those who love both mountain and home.