03 mars 2011

Historic Table from Brightling Park, Sussex, Makes £216,000 @ Bonhams

An important George II carved white painted console table. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.-An important carved and painted, marble-topped George II side table, which has been at Brightling Park in East Sussex for over 250 years, fetched an astonishing £216,000 today (2 March 2011) at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of the Fine English Furniture and Works of Art sale. Believed to have been designed by the celebrated cabinet maker, William Hallett (1701-1781), it had attracted a pre-sale estimate of £40,000 – 60,000. The table was... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2010

RESULTS: Living with Design: The Collections of Walter Lees and Mr NC.

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider. Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period (1736-95). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely modelled recumbent on a rectangular plinth with long curling horns, its body neatly covered in spiralling scrolls emulating fur, carrying on its back a seated figure dressed in ornate robes, 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 Sold £361,250 to an UK Trade. Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Sons Ltd., London, September 1966. ... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2010

A George II giltwood overmantel mirror attributed to William and John Linnell, circa 1750-60

A George II giltwood overmantel mirror attributed to William and John Linnell, circa 1750-60. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Sold £199,250 to an UK Trade. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of shaped triangular form with divided plates centred by a stylised pagoda with pierced baldachin surmounted by a scrolling foliate finial, the surround carved with scrolling foliage, rockwork and C-scrolls and fitted with various small shelves, the apron carved with simulated water falls, regilt, the acanthus cartouche associated, the plates... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2010

Rare and Beautiful Treasures at Christie's Sale this June

LONDON.- This summer Christie’s presents the first of its bi-annual Centuries of Style sales, a reflection of the finest examples of silver, European ceramics, portrait miniatures and gold boxes from the early sixteenth century to the twentieth century. The sale on 10 June in London will offer collectors the chance to purchase rare and beautiful treasures from this exciting group of categories, featuring massive sliver candelabras through to jewellery adorned with miniature portraits and including works of royal... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2010

Fine English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts for Sale at Freeman's

Fine George II Chinese Chippendale mahogany silver table, circa 1755. Estimate $5,000-7,000. Photo: Freeman's PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman's two-day Fine English & Continental Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts sale, scheduled for January 26 & 27, includes an impressive selection of property consigned from a number of private estates and collections. The first day is focused primarily on English furniture and decorative arts, followed by sections of English and Continental silver and ending with Asian arts which... [Lire la suite]
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]
27 juin 2009

A George II carved giltwood side table. circa 1730

A George II carved giltwood side table. circa 1730 the replaced Breche Violet top above a bold egg and dart moulding, the front with an eagle suspending an oak leaf garland from its beak, perched on scrolls, on four sphinx supports with pierced cartouches to the sides above conforming garlands, with acanthus carved plinths to each corner, regilded. 84cm. high, 174cm. wide, 88cm. deep; 2ft. 9in., 5ft. 8½ in., 2ft. 10½ in. Est. 250,000—350,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Anonymous sale, Phillips London, 8 February 2000, lot 66. ... [Lire la suite]
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]