The Casa de Memoria main gallery was filled with a familiar combination of camaraderie and competition among guests. Coming from a well-received cocktail preview, many prospective participants—both new and returning—came to vie for the precious lots that couldn’t wait to find a new home. The highly anticipated themed auction, “The Casa Interiors,” was ultimately a success not only for the Casa, but also for everyone in the room.
Furniture, glassware, cabinets, and tapestry—these are just some of the storied pieces that were part of this themed auction’s collection. A pair of candelabras from the 19th century, however, undeniably took the spotlight, as it garnered the highest bids during the exciting affair. This comes to no surprise, as they carry a sense of grandeur and timelessness.
Among the popular lots were the more eccentric pieces such as the pair of Cloisonné Chinese Horses and the Portuguese Silver Ice Bucket, both enjoying a considerable jump from their starting prices.
With lots curated by Creative Director Miguel Rosales, there was a piece that came calling to every type of homeowner. Director Angelique Lhuillier shares, “We absolutely loved how Miguel put together the selections for this auction. While they were all very different, each had a life of their own. As anticipated, the ones with the most character got the highest bids.”
Participants who successfully bid for their desired lots went home satisfied and happier than when they entered the Casa.
#TheCasaInteriors auction also marked a fruitful partnership between the country’s premier source of international fine and decorative art and Fight Hunger With Hunger (FHWH), a non-profit organization. A percentage of the proceeds went to the Philippine-based NGO, whose main mission is to “perpetually end world child hunger by means of a sustainable food business that generates enough net profits to feed children all over the world.” FHWH’s CFO Keith Taylor took advantage of the event to spread the word about their advocacy and partnership.
Every auction, not only does the Casa make it point to creatively curate lots and restore precious works of art that cater to a unique clientele, but they also make it a point to restore communities while they’re at it. For the following auctions, Casa de Memoria hopes to continue this tradition of appreciating fine art while doing fine work in society.
After the success of The Casa Interiors, patrons are looking forward to what the Casa has in store for the upcoming auctions. Marketing Manager Camille Lhuillier teases, “Aside from the fine art and vintage furniture, this auction also proved that there’s a very healthy demand for small, precious trinkets. Perhaps we could build a theme around that?”
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