Patricia Kluge adds 17 “stunning jewels” to Sotheby’s auction on April 20 [Corrected]

Planning to bid on Patricia Kluge’s 300-acre Albemarle House estate? Now that the price has dropped from $100 million to $48 million, you might consider purchasing an extra something for yourself. Perhaps something to go with a $1,750 pair of silver dessert plates. reports that, as part of Sotheby’s April 20 "Magnificent Jewels" auction, the local winery owner will offer 17 "stunning jewels" from her collection. The 17 pieces—including a 1984 Cartier "Panthere" wristwatch—are valued by Sotheby’s from $2.4 million to $3.4 million. Those interested in browsing extensively may purchase an auction catalogue for $53.

In other Kluge news, a $1.9 million breach of contract lawsuit against Kluge and husband William Moses Vineyard Estates, LLC, owned by Patricia Kluge and the North Carolina-based First Colony Resorts*, is scheduled for an April 2 trial date in Albemarle County Circuit Court. Read more here.

Correction: The suit referenced above is brought by Frank Hardy, Inc. against Vineyard Estates, LLC—not against Patricia Kluge and William Moses, as was previously stated. C-VILLE regrets the error.


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