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PETS The late philanthropist Brooke Astor lined the walls of her Westchester estate with some 75 dog paintings (worth an estimated $200,000). “Dogs have always been a part of my life,” she once said. “I don’t believe I could survive without them.” Her beloved canine portraits will hit the auction block September 24-25 at Sotheby’s New York. For other fetching art, visit New York dealer William Secord ( He’s author of The American Dog at Home and founding director of the AKC’s dog museum, now in St. Louis, Missouri ( —Nicole Bitette

Dog Deals You and your furry friend will beg for these pet-inspired pretties Written by clara Haneberg Produced by Janice Currie


e love our pets. But instead of putting it on a bumper sticker, proclaim your passion by taking a cue from the late Brooke Astor, a prominent philanthropist. Decorate your home with animal art. Mrs. Astor lined a stairwell and hallways with her beloved doggie portraits, which will be offered at auction in late September. You can create a similar montage to stylishly show off your four-legged friends. Doggie decor aside, you can dress your pampered pooch with style on a chilly day in an easy-care knit garment. And when it’s bedtime, there’s no need to share your Tempur-Pedic with Fido to give him a good night’s rest—just get him one of his very own.


Sweater Keep your

canine pal toasty when temperatures drop with this soft alpaca knit from Alqo Wasi Peruvian Dogwear, $50. (

Bed Your dog is sure

to have sweet dreams, thanks to this Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish Dog Bed, $295– $425. (

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This pets article was printed in the September 2012 issue of Traditional Home magazine.