BY SALLIE BRADY
It was in the late 1980s when designer and contributing editor, Susan Gutfreund, and her husband, John, moved into the grand Hotel de Bauffremont on Paris’s Left Bank. A serious Francophile, Susan, turned to designer Henri Samuel and architect Alain Reynaud to return the apartment’s soaring rooms to the 18th century and decorate it with Continental treasures.
On June 28, the Gutfreunds will be selling the apartment’s contents in a 468-lot sale at Christie’s Paris, with items ranging from exquisite French clocks to four-poster beds to Goyard trunks and multiple French and Venetian porcelain dinner services. You may recognize the apartment from our January/February 2011 issue, but here’s a more in-depth look at what’s for sale.