A nasty divorce that has torn a high-profile couple apart is a boon for treasure hunters. The Bridgehampton mansion of Whitney St. John, a real estate agent with Saunders, and James B. Fairchild, the son of John Fairchild, founder of Fairchild Publications, is open from Friday through Monday, Memorial Day weekend, for bargain hunters in search of upscale items “from mink coats to a Mercedes,” according to the New York Post. A judge ordered the sale, reports say.
The sale, listed in The Star’s classifieds, is being run by Estates NY, which list dozens of trinkets including a travel desk once belonging to President Franklin Pierce and “fine furnishings, as featured in House and Garden.” Other gems include oil paintings, antiques, Chinese pottery, mahogany Regency furniture, game tables, gilded mirrors, vintage bamboo furniture, and a lot of accessories from Ralph Lauren, a company that formerly employed both estranged husband and wife. Not to mention a Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes Roadster?
To avoid crowds and high prices, Sunday or Monday might be the best day to pay a visit, if there's anything left.