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]

23 mai 2015

Artcurial announces Furniture and Decorative Objects Sale on 9 June in Paris

Détail. Miroir, travail probablement allemand ou hollandais du début du XVIIIe siècle / A giltwood mirror, probably German or Dutch, early 18th century.  Estimation : 40 000 € / 60 000 €.  © Artcurial.   PARIS.- In its Furniture and Decorative Objects sale, Artcurial will offer some 83 lots of furniture, sculpture and objects showcasing European decorative arts. Bringing together a variety of highly decorative items, collectors will be able to discover unique pieces full of... [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]
20 septembre 2013

Back on "Treasures of France", Christie's, October 24, 2012

Louis XIV bibliothèque basse by André Charles Boulle, circa 1700. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 This ormolu mounted, ebony, ebonized brass, simulated tortiseshell and Boulle marquetry bibliotheque basse (low cabinet with bookshelves behind doors) was made by Andre Charles Boulle about 1700 when the ebeniste was 60. The central door is mounted with a figure of Pamona flanked by musical trophies. According to the condition report, the feet have been replaced and some of the mounts were replaced in the 19th century. This type... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2013

George II period Chinese Chippendale carved giltwood mirrors. English, circa 1755

George II period Chinese Chippendale carved giltwood mirrors. English, circa 1755. Photo courtesy Kentshire Each pierced foliate carved frame surmounted by a pagoda pediments and chinoiserie figures, one playing the lute, the other holding a staff. Plates original. Dimensions: 55"h, 30"w. Price on request MASTERPIECE 2013 LONDON. 27 june-3 july. Kentshire. 37 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003 United States. T 212 673 6644 - F 212 929 9723... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2013

A pair of shaped borderglass giltwood mirrors in the manner of Matthias Lock

A pair of shaped borderglass giltwood mirrors in the manner of Matthias Lock. Photo courtesy Kentshire Each cartouche pierced crest surmounted by floral garland above a pair of C-scrolls centering pendant bellflowers, the shoulders with fully realized carved chinoiserie heads, each with feathered hat, the plate divided by a floral garland, the inner frame surrounded by acanthus-leaf-carved C-scrolls, the outer sides hung with floral sprays and entwined garlands, the apron centering a cartouche divided by further garland... [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]
16 octobre 2012

A pair of North Italian late baroque carved giltwood mirrors. Lombardy, probably Milan, mid-18th century - Sotheby's

A pair of North Italian late baroque carved giltwood mirrors. Lombardy, probably Milan, mid-18th century - Photo Sotheby's height 110 in.; width 50 in. 279.5 cm; 127 cm. Estimation: 60,000 - 90,000 USD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: For three Lombard mirrors with similar overall composition and carving, see Giovanni Mariacher, Specchiere Italiane, Milan, 1963, Tav. 62, 68 and 74. Sotheby's. Important English and European Decorative Arts. New York | 26 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com 
09 juillet 2010

An Italian carved giltwood mirror, Venetian, circa 1730

An Italian carved giltwood mirror, Venetian, circa 1730. photo Sotheby's 220cm high, 170cm. wide, 30cm. deep; 7ft.2in., 5ft.6½in., 11¾in. Est. 60,000—100,000 GBP Lot Sold 169,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
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27 juin 2009

A George II carved giltwood mirror. circa 1745

A George II carved giltwood mirror. circa 1745 the architectural broken pediment with an eagle cresting above a replaced rectangular bevelled plate flanked by a pair of male herm figures, re-gilded, the pediment with some later elements. 237cm. high, 146.5cm. wide; 7ft. 9½ in., 4ft. 9¾ in. Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 8 April 1983, lot 57. Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 3 July 2003, lot 60. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Graham Child, World Mirrors, 1990, p. 104, fig. 117. ... [Lire la suite]
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