Eight months after Bunny Mellon, the horticulturalist and art collector known for redesigning the White House Rose Garden in the 1960s, passed away in March, Sotheby's launched a massive multi-day auction of the late tastemaker's collection of furnishings, art, jewelry, and more. Though the biggest sales in the auction, which in the end fetched $218M, were two Mark Rothko paintings and a 9.75-carat blue diamond, the event no doubt offered a much closer into the reclusive Mellon's very many homes, one of which was apparently greatly envied by close friend Jackie Kennedy. Take a look at these Instagram shots by auction guests, capturing everything from Mellon's garden statues and elaborate bird cages to her ceramics and needlepoint rugs.
· Multi-day sales of Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon's objects go for millions. [U.S. News]
· Inside the Impeccable Homes of the Late Bunny Mellon [Curbed National]
· All Bunny Mellon coverage [Curbed National]
· All Sotheby's coverage [Curbed National]