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Robert Appleton  "Good Luck"


"Nid de Papillon" (trans: Butterfly Nest)
31 Old Beach Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

Nid de Papillon, or “butterfly nest,” was the name of an estate constructed around 1917-18 in East Hampton, New York for recently divorced Robert Wilmarth Appleton and his wife Katherine Semple Jordan, recently widowed.  The Appletons also had a residence at 375 Park Avenue in New York City. The Appletons were wealthy socialites who liked traveling and entertaining at Nid de Papillon.

Pic of the "Nid de Papillon" shortly after it was built. Current beach side pic of "Nid de Papillon"

Pictures of Katherine and Robert Appleton in 1922.  Katherine ordered the chips in 1922.


Card room in the "nid de papillon".  Are those butterfly chips on the table?

Obit June 5, 1948 New York Times

Obit March 3, 1949 New York Times