09 août 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum aquires 17th-century cabinets

A pair of Italian rosewood Pietre Dure mounted, inlaid ebony cabinets, Roman, circa 1625, on a pair of Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stands possibly to a design by C H Tatham, first quarter 19th century © Fitzwilliam Museum. CAMBRIDGE.- Art Fund has supported the acquisition of a pair of 400-year-old Italian pietre dure cabinets and helped save them from leaving the UK. A temporary export a bar was placed on the cabinets to provide an opportunity to keep them in the country after they were sold for... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

Michele Marieschi at Castle Howard

The interior of Castle Howard, with lots 164 and 165 visible on the wall. Castle Howard The following two lots, painted as companion pictures, are from the series of canvases by Marieschi that formed part of the remarkable collection of views of Venice acquired by Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle (1694-1758), for the great house, Castle Howard, to which he had succeeded in 1738. Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle (1669-1738), heir to great estates in Yorkshire and Cumberland, was a man of considerable ambition and... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2016

Ed Vaizey places temporary export bar on Italian cabinets that give unique insight into 17th century

A pair of Italian rosewood Pietre Dure mounted, inlaid ebony cabinets, Roman, circa 1625, on a pair of Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stands possibly to a design by C H Tatham, first quarter 19th century; asking price of £1,265,000 (plus VAT of £43,000 on the buyer’s premium). Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- A pair of 17th century Italian cabinets are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,265,000 (plus VAT of £43,000 on the buyer’s premium). Culture... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2015

Secrétaire d’époque Louis XVI, vers 1790, attribué à Adam Weisweiler

Secrétaire d’époque Louis XVI, vers 1790, attribué à Adam Weisweiler. Estimation €30,000 – €50,000 ($33,203 - $55,339). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 En placage d’acajou flammé, ornementation de bronze ciselé et doré, filets de laiton, le dessus de marbre brocatelle d’Espagne en partie ceint d’une galerie ajourée, la façade ouvrant en partie haute par un abattant gainé au revers d’un maroquin vert doré aux petits fers, découvrant dix-huit tiroirs et deux étagères, et en partie basse par deux vantaux découvrant cinq... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2015

Sotheby's to preview outstanding Old Master paintings from legendary collection in Hong Kong

Castle Howard © Mike Kipling HONG KONG.- This spring, and at a moment when international interest in Old Masters Paintings is at an all-time high,Sotheby's will bring to Hong Kong a group of exceptional works, a number of which recently adorned the walls of one of England's greatest country houses: Castle Howard, also known under the Mandarin name of “Peng Lai Qiong” (Magnificent Fairyland Palace in English).  The backdrop to Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou's recent wedding, and to the famous TV drama and Hollywood... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2010

Historic Mirrors from the Setting of Brideshead Revisited to Sell at Bonhams

A rare and important pair of George II carved giltwood mirrors LONDON.- Two important George II carved giltwood mirrors, part of a set of four commissioned for Castle Howard in Yorkshire, the stately home featured in the 1981 TV series and the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, are to be sold at Bonhams’ Fine English Furniture and Works of Art sale on 3 November 2010. Probably designed for Henry, 4th Earl of Carlisle (1694-1758) by John Vardy and showing the influence of his colleague William... [Lire la suite]
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