21 novembre 2010

Two George I walnut wing armchairs, circa 1720

A George I walnut wing armchair, circa 1720. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With associated gros and petit point needlework, the back with a panel depicting a maiden by a well, surrounded by trailing foliage and flowers, the sides and back with plain cotton, on shell carved cabriole legs with pad feet and leather castors, some reworking to the needlework, the back seat-rail replaced, restorations to the ears of back legs; 46 in. (117 cm.) high; 39½ in. (100 cm.) wide; 31 in. (79 cm.) deep - Estimate £25,000 - £40,000.... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

Bonhams to Sell Meissen Teapot Once Owned by Mother of George I for £200,000

Sophie of Hanover teapot. photo courtesy Bonhams LONDON.- A teapot once in the collection of the mother of King George I is the highlight of the concluding part of the auction of ‘The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain’. Part III of the sale will take place on 24th November 2010 at 101 New Bond Street, London. This follows on from the great success of Part I of the sale which made £1,097,100 in November 2009, and Part II which made £1,076,460 in May 2010. The most expensive item in the Hoffmeister collection, the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2010

Chinese export & Chinoiseries @ Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit. 23 February 2010

A Chinese export black and gilt lacquer cabinet, early 18th century, the stand later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The panel doors decorated with water scenes, enclosing a fitted interior on later sand with slender cabriole legs terminating in pad feet - 60 in. (153 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep - Est. £3,000 - £5,000 A Victorian chinoiserie decorated cabinet on stand. The cabinet mid-19th century, the stand later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated throughout with Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2009

Exceptional Works from Renowned Dealer Mallett Leads Christie's Sale

Exceptionally rare pair of George II white, blue and polychrome-japanned bureau-cabinets, signed by the craftsmen John Golding and William Rider, circa 1730 (estimate: £500,000-800,000). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2009. LONDON.- Celebrating the beauty of exceptional British craftsmanship, and nurturing the powerful international appeal which it possesses, Mallett have long held a revered position as one of London’s top destinations for important English furniture. Christie’s are pleased to announce that on Thursday, 4... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

A George I black-japanned and parcel-gilt bureau cabinet in the manner of John Belchier. circa 1725

A George I black-japanned and parcel-gilt bureau cabinet in the manner of John Belchier. circa 1725 the underside of the top section bearing a paper label with an 18th century inked inscription Long . . . . . Decoration extensively restored, later molding and underframing to base, feet later, fitted with later mirrors to the doors.  228.6 cm; 104.1 cm; 57.8 cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD NOTE: This bureau cabinet bears similarities to the work of John Belchier, a cabinet-maker... [Lire la suite]
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