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Patricia Altschul Explains Why She's Selling Her Furniture

The Southern Charm matriarch had a good reason to part with her dining room chairs and antiques "worth up to $35,000."

By Abby Feiner
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On April 19, Patricia Altschul revealed that she was selling her 13 Georgian revival mahogany chairs as well some notable decor via a Sotheby's auction. "Valuable antiques from my NY homes that are worth up to $35,000 are going for next to nothing," she wrote in one post, adding in another, "[This is] your chance to own a part of Southern Charm history."

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When asked by a commenter why she was selling the furniture, Patricia explained, "I had Gilded Italian chairs that Mario [Buatta] wanted me to use instead but [they] were in storage. Almost everything here came from Southerly or 960 Fifth Avenue." As she concluded the comment, Patricia hinted at more sales to come, writing, "I have 2 more storage units to deaccession."

Over the next week, it seems people continued to inquire about the sales, so Patricia returned to Instagram to give another explanation. "Hopefully this will answer the questions that I have been receiving about why I was selling my dining room chairs and other antiques," she captioned an April 25 post, which showed the new chairs in her dining room. "I bought these current ones at auction and had [Richard Keith Langham] a fabulous decorator and friend...who has worked for many famous people including Jacqueline Onassis ....upholster them for me."

Weeks before revealing her new furniture update, Patricia opened up about what it takes to maintain the Isaac Jenkins Mikell house. "Historic homes need constant care," she wrote on Instagram. "The pediment which is metal was peeling and needed special paint. Next the shutters have to be sanded and painted."

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