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This month, on December 13, Sotheby’s Olympia rooms play host to a highly eclectic mix of furnishings from former Seeger residences including Sutton Place (once owned by J Paul Getty Junior) and the 1920s motor yacht Rosenkavalier.

Titled Out Takes from the collections of Stanley J Seeger, the 354-lot selection comprises a pot pourri of potential purchases that ranges from the aesthetic to the eccentric.

Choose from tribal art,
Isnik and Middle Eastern pottery or contemporary Venetian glass. There is also a mosaic inlaid table designed by Gothic revivalist William Burges for his own house, the Victorian copper bath formerly owned by Nureyev, a Victorian silver jug modelled as a penguin with a hinged head and, as our illustration right shows, much more.