As part of its celebrated Spirit of America exhibition and auction from the collection of Erving and Joyce Wolf, Sotheby’s is holding a sale called America Without Reserve.
The Wolfs, with upbringings on the Wyoming Air Force Base and in Brooklyn, built the Wolf Land Company and Inexco Oil Company and championed American art in their private collections. Among the more than 1,000 pieces that adorned carefully curated spaces in their Fifth Avenue home were paintings by John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart, objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, lighting by Tiffany Studios, and silver by Paul Revere Jr.
They also amassed some incredible jewels, from such houses as Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and David Webb. Below are a few of the jewelry highlights.