The Krehbiel residence which has provided items to Hindman.

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Three days of live and online sales in Chicago and Palm Beach will be held on March 15-17 totalling more than 700 lots.

Fred was a former CEO of the electrical components company Molex.

The Krehbiels amassed an impressive collection of fine English furniture, porcelain, silver and works of art, acquired from leading dealers around the world. They worked closely with interior designers Imogen Taylor and Colin Orchard (both of whom worked at Colefax & Fowler) to decorate their Chicago and Palm Beach homes and an Irish country house, Ballyfin Demesne, now a boutique hotel.

Highlights in Part I of the auction (240 lots on March 15) include a significant group of furniture attributed to Thomas Chippendale including a pair of George III carved giltwood armchairs (estimate $50,000-70,000) and a carved mahogany settee (estimate $20,000-30,000).


Pair of George III Chinese Chippendale giltwood wall brackets c.1765, estimate $8000-12,000 at Hindman.

Pictured above is a pair of 3ft 8in (1.12m) high George III Chinese Chippendale giltwood wall brackets c.1765 that were bought from London dealer Hotspur in 1997. Estimate $8000-12,000.