Billionaire John Kluge is auctioning off much of the contents of Morven, the AP reports, now that he’s decided to spend all of his time at his other home in Palm Beach. Kluge announced that he’d be donating Morven to UVa in May of 2001, retaining the right to live there for the rest of his life. The 91-year-old has decided that he can do without 553 items, including furniture and rare collectables. The auction will be held on the 16th at Christie’s — a preview is available on Christie’s website.
I call dibs on the truck-sized picnic hamper.