La Rêverie: The Collection of Sydell Miller

Updated: Nov 24, 2021

The self-made beauty mogul and co-founder of Matrix Essentials, Sydell Miller, is auctioning some exquisite pieces from her Palm Beach estate on 10th June. The collection is worth around $30 million dollars and consists of exceptional work by the likes of Joan Miró, Henry Moore and Joan Mitchell. Also included are remarkable pieces of decor and furniture from different periods and styles.
Sydell Miller. Image from Tatler Asia.

Miller is a prominent collector and philanthropist. Back in 2019 she sold her glitzy Palm Beach estate for $105 million and relocated to a luxury condominium to pursue a simpler life. Mrs. Miller is holding the auction because she is unable to accommodate her extensive collection inside her smaller property.

La Reverie. The former Palm Beach estate of Sydell and her late husband Arnold Miller. Image from Galerie Magazine.

From a young age, Miller has been fascinated with objects of art and decorative furniture. During her lifetime she has collected extraordinary pieces that she has felt a personal connection to. “I collect pieces I love. Each piece I collect speaks to me in a language of art and design and always excited me when I saw them for the first time”.

The auction will be hosted by Christie’s New York at The Rockefeller Centre.

Below are some of the staggering pieces that are catalogued for dispersal.

Jean Dubuffet’s “Baigneuses”


A pair of 18th century Austrian ormolu and patinated bronze four branch candelabra, mounted as lamps


A pair of 20th century Neoclassical style ormolu and patinated bronze console tables


A pair of 20th century French ebonized fauteuils after the model by Georges Jacob


A pair of 19th century French ormolu and patinated bronze vases

A Louis XVI giltwood canape “A La TURQUE” by Georges Jacobs, 1775, re-upholstered by Peter Marino


Set of three Kazaribako ornamental boxes by Kyohei Fujita

Joan Mitchell’s Rain


A pair of Italian giltwood mirrors, 18th century


Three Chinese painted pottery figures of female polo players, 618-907 AD
Images courtesy of Christie's.

Christie’s are offering a virtual tour of the treasure trove on their website.

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