HOUSTON--()--It was the evening of June 11, 2004, following President Ronald Reagan’s State Funeral in Washington, DC. Robert “Bob” and Mica Mosbacher Sr. held an informal 80th birthday dinner party for President George H.W. Bush in their River Oaks home on Lazy Lane in Houston, Texas. Seven heads of state were at their dining room table that night.
This historic table will be sold to the highest bidder, along with more than 200 additional lots of antiques, wine and fine furnishings from several Houston family estates, Wednesday, November 7th, at 6:30 pm (CST) at Lewis & Maese Antiques and Auctions, 1505 Sawyer St., Houston, TX 77007.
A preview party and wine-tasting is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, from 5 pm until 8 pm. View the online preview at www.lmauctionco.com or www.liveauctioneers.com. The auction and the preview party are open to the public. General auction house preview times are Nov. 5 and 6, 10 am-5 pm and auction day from 2 pm - 6:30 pm.
Guests at the Mosbacher home that evening included former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev; Vice President Dick Cheney; former British Prime Minister John Major; former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Perez; former President of Mexico Carlos Salinas; former Vice President Dan Quayle; Secretary of State James Baker and former Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar.
Proceeds from the Mosbacher lots, which include a fine wine collection and the table and chairs, will be donated to the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy, Bush School of Government and Public Service, George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
Auction items include a $300,000 fine wine collection and works by artists Raoul Dufy, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse and William Wissing. Also featured are fine china, crystal and sterling silver serving pieces as well as four Greco-Roman stone sculptures dating back approximately 2,000 years.
Auctioneering is David Joseph Lewis, TX. Lic # 16317. To leave an absentee bid or arrange a phone bid, call 713-869-1335. Online bidding is at www.liveauctioneers.com.