Christie’s Fall Decorative Arts Auctions – October 16 & 23, New York
CHRISTIE’S FALL DECORATIVE ARTS SALES
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ART
ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, CERAMICS, SILVER & WORKS OF ART
Christie’s presents an array of eclectic furniture and decorative arts auctions ranging from 18th and 19th century European furniture, porcelain and silver to Chinese enamel and ceramics and 20th century fine art. With paint generously provided by Farrow & Ball to bring the catalogue and exhibition deeper into the imagination, the first auction exhibition will open October 12 at Christie’s New York Rockefeller Galleries.
A single owner collection, A GOLDEN AGE: An Important Collection of 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Art on October 16, celebrates a truly ‘golden age’ of furniture production in Paris from the Second Empire through La Belle Époque. With nearly 200 lots of luxurious furniture, sculpture, lighting and decoration, highlights include pieces from top ateliers: Paul Sormani, Alfred Beurdeley, Emmanuel Zwiener, Henry Dasson and François Linke.
THE COLLECTOR: English and European 18th and 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art on October 23 is comprised of approximately 270 lots of decorative arts. The eclectic grouping offers 18th and 19th century silver and ceramics alongside 18th and 19th century English and European furniture and a series of Grand Tour items, particularly souvenir models of monuments that Northern Europeans had viewed during their travels. Standout examples include porcelain by Meissen, silver by Paul Storr, Buccellati and George Jensen, and English and European furniture including a pair of George II giltwood tables after a design by Robert Adam, and more. Works from esteemed collections include 46 lots of silver and micro mosaics from the collection of Robert and Ellen Gutenstein, of which a portion of sale proceeds will benefit their charitable Family Foundation.