Chicago saleroom Leslie Hindman will hold a single-owner auction of property from a major Midwest estate on November 8.
City-born-and-bred, David A. Stickelber (1928-2011) was a
manufacturer by trade (he took over the family business making
baking equipment) but he is best remembered as an enthusiastic
performer and advocate of the visual arts.
Trained as a pianist
and versed in classical music as well as opera, he rallied
enthusiastic Kansas 'Citians' to launch the Performing Arts
Foundation (the organisation's goal was to bring one high-profile
musical production or opera each year to Missouri) and became a
leading supporter of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where he was
appointed a trustee.
collection was old-school American taste - predominantly 18th, 19th
and 20th century French and English furniture, silver and porcelain
and Asian works of art - and he entertained, both informally and in
grand fashion, at his Southmoreland, Kansas City, home.
With estimates from
$100, the contents will be offered in Chicago in a sale of more
than 500 lots.