10 février 2018

Koopman Rare Art exhibits an array of antique silver treasures spanning more than at TEFAF Maastricht 10 to 18 March, 2018

The Duke of Northumberland Tray. An Important George IV Tray. Silver-Gilt, London, 1823. Maker’s mark of Philip Rundell. Length (handle to handle): 80cm, 31 1/2in. Weight: 7682g, 247oz. © Koopman Rare Art Koopman Rare Art, leading London silver dealers will once again treat visitors to TEFAF Maastricht, the undisputed doyenne of international art and antiques Fairs, with a dazzling array of antique silver treasures spanning more than four centuries. Koopman Rare Art is one of TEFAF... [Lire la suite]

27 juin 2017

Important antique jewellery and silver at Masterpiece London 2017

LONDON - Two leading London dealers, Koopman Rare Art and S.J. Phillips Ltd, are both exhibiting at Masterpiece London 2017, the prestigious art and antiques fair, which opens next week June 29 (press day Wednesday June 28). A set of four exceptionally illustrious candlesticks made by the silversmith Paul Crespin after a design by William Kent (1685-1748) is just one of the many highlights on display on Koopman Rare Art’s stand (C29) at the forthcoming prestigious Masterpiece London 2017 Fair.  Considered to be the earliest... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2015

Masterpiece London 2015 opens with record attendees, significant sales across the board and major unveilings

Exterior of Masterpiece London 2015 with 'Adam' and 'Eve' by Richard Hudson, represented by Leila Heller Gallery. Photo: Deniz Faragulle. LONDON.- The Preview Day of the sixth edition of Masterpiece London ended with reports of record visitor numbers and strong sales across the board. The Fair draws collectors, curators, and designers from all over the world who view and purchase exceptional works of art spanning over 4,000 years of art history. This year the Fair welcomed a record 8,900 visitors on its opening day... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2014

Ronald Phillips reveals first of their showstoppers destined for Spring Masters New York

A George II parcel gilt mahogany side table. English, circa 1730. LONDON.- Ronald Phillips Ltd , one of the world’s leading antique galleries handling some of the most important pieces of English antique furniture, has provided a sneak preview of some of the stunning statement pieces that are destined for the company’s booth at this year’s Spring Masters New York.  The exhibition contains some of the most exquisite pieces from the period and prices range between £68,500-£650,000. One of the most expensive items on display... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2014

Downton Abbey designer's house contents sell at Bonhams Fine Furniture Sale

Giles Newby Vincent worked on ‘the Crawley house’ used in the acclaimed television series Downton Abbey. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A magnificent carved pine George II side table (lot 231) sold for a staggering £218,500 against £80,000-£120,000 estimates. The marble topped table is carved and molded with central lion mask and stands on lion paw feet. It is attributed to William Linnell of the Long Acre based Linnell firm which specialized in carving and gilding and was amongst the most prominent in London in the mid 1700s, rivaling... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2013

Christie's to offer the most important silver coffee-pot ever to come to auction

A George II Silver Coffee-Pot, Mark of Paul de Lamerie, 1738. 10.3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high; gross weight 34 oz. 12 dwt. (1,075 gr.). The arms are those of Lequesne impaling Knight, for Sir John Lequesne (1687-1741) and his wife Mary, née Knight, whom he married in 1738. Estimate: £3.5 million – 4.5 million. Photo: Christies Images Ltd 2013. LONDON.- With an estimated 1.6 billion cups of coffee being consumed worldwide each day, Christie’s London presents the most important coffee-pot ever to come to the market in The Exceptional Sale... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2013

Christie's New York presents a two-day sale of a Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s presents the two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith taking place 23-24 April. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated figures in interior design. The inspiration for the design, which is the subject of Smith’s upcoming book Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design*, published by Rizzoli New... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2012

Spectacular finds among English antiques at Ronald Phillips stand at Haughton International Fair

Pair Elvaston Castle Pier Glasses George II attrib to Benjamin Goodison orig oval plates at Ronald Phillips LONDON.- Ronald Phillips Ltd. is coming to New York’s International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show October 19 - 25 with what Director Simon Phillips says are, “Probably the best pieces we’ve ever had. I think that people come here because they know what they want and what we are offering. In this business it takes years to make a reputation and name, which we certainly have. While our antiques can become valuable... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2012

A Pair of George II Giltwood Mirrors. Attributed to Matthias Lock, circa 1750

A Pair of George II Giltwood Mirrors. Attributed to Matthias Lock, circa 1750. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Each of cartouche-form with pierced scrolling foliate cresting centered by a shell, the sides with bearded masks and the apron centered by a female mask, carved with bullrushes, flowers and foliate scrolls and a strapwork ground, the mirror plates probably old replacements and one re-silvered; 59 in. (150 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide (2). Lot 114. Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2011

George II & George III silver candlesticks

A pair of George II silver cast candlesticks, by Paul de Lamerie, London 1735. photo Bonhams the spool-shaped capitals with reeded band, the inverted baluster and knop stems with concave flutes to each side and lobes to shoulder, each terminating in a shaped square base with sunken well, height 17.6cm, weight 27.62oz. (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, € 17,000 - 23,000 - Unsold. A set of four George III silver Corinthian column candlesticks, maker's mark script TH or IH script, for detail of mark see A. Grimwade, numbers... [Lire la suite]