Take Home a Piece of Grey Gardens

The chance to own a piece of Hamptons history is coming.
In the late Seventies, Washington, D.C., power couple Sally Quinn and her late husband Ben Bradlee purchased Grey Gardens, the once decaying East Hampton, N.Y., home of reclusive socialites Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie).
When Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post, passed away in 2014, Quinn found it difficult to return to the 1897 shingle-style home and finally sold it for an undisclosed amount last month.
“The furniture was fabulous,” Quinn explained of finding a treasure trove of antique pieces once owned by the Beales, who were relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. “I didn’t even know what was there until I went with my mother in November of 1979 to close on the house.”
Quinn, who purchased the home for a now modest $220,000, gave the younger Beale the option to either “leave the house broom clean or leave everything in there — she had no place to put anything and had no use for it so she just left everything there.”
From French wicker furniture to Louis Vuitton trunks and embroidered pillowcases to mirrors, brass lamps and desks, Quinn had many

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