Estate of prominent Gilded Age couple yields treasures for Heritage sale, Feb. 10

Gold friendship ring artist Winslow Homer gave to Helena de Kay, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Gold friendship ring artist Winslow Homer gave to Helena de Kay, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Gold friendship ring artist Winslow Homer gave to Helena de Kay, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Historians have long considered the significance of the Gilded Age era and the artistic legacy of New York City in American life. Helena de Kay and Richard Watson Gilder, a married couple who cultivated an expansive creative circle, were at the very center of it. Heritage Auctions is pleased to present the first and only comprehensive access to the couple’s estate, including precious artworks and the personal possessions of the family and their famous friends, and the much-coveted paintings and drawings of Helena de Kay herself. The Gilded Age: Property from the Collection of Richard Watson Gilder and Helena de Kay Gilder takes place Friday, February 10. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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