Sotheby’s meets Savile Row in the latest covetable collaboration, as fashion house and tailor Huntsman & Sons joins forces with the auction house to stage its first online-only lifestyle sale, which will be held on Friday June 1. The auction features a collection of one-off pieces from financier and Huntsman owner Pierre Lagrange’s private collection, alongside new, specially commissioned objets – which will be exhibited in the Wemyss Gallery at Sotheby’s New Bond Street from May 22 to 29.
Lagrange amassed the collection over the years and, indeed, across the globe – and it’s enticingly eclectic. Motorbike enthusiasts may find their pulses quickened by the 2018 Huntsman custom Harley-Davidson Softail Slim FLS by Warr’s Harley-Davidson London (estimated at £35,000-£45,000), which features a seat and saddle bag in Huntsman fabric. And for sporting pursuits inside the home, there’s a vintage oak pool table upholstered in Gregory Peck bespoke tweed (£15,000-£20,000).
Those in search of something discreet but equally head-turning will find a pair of Huntsman gold and enamel cufflinks by jeweller James de Givenchy adorned with two scarlet spiders (£2,000-£3,000). There’s also an hourglass by Marc Newson from Lagrange’s own collection (£35,000-£40,000) and a Cartier Triple Calendar watch (£4,000-£6,000).
“This sale will see the legacies of two historic Mayfair institutions collide in what will be an exceptional opportunity to acquire bespoke creations from an exclusive tailor on Savile Row,” says Harry Dalmeny, Sotheby’s UK chairman. “Our online-only sales have soared in popularity over the past year and we’re tremendously excited to inaugurate our first online lifestyle sale with such an esteemed partner.”