05 mars 2011

Chinoiseries @ Christie's Ineriors

A chinoiserie black japanned display cabinet. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The central glazed door enclosing two glass shelves and glazed sides above a central panel depicting traditional figures sitting amidst buildings flanked by two floral panels to each side on a plinth base, 87 in. (221 cm.) high; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 - Price Realized £7,500 A chinoiserie black lacquer caned bergere suite. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 ... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2010

The Remarkable Journey of the Stansted Park Suite to be Offered at Christie's in New York

A pair of A George III Giltwood chairs, attributed to John Linnell, circa 1765-70. Estimate: 70,000 - 110,000 U.S. dollars. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On November 23, Christie's 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe, including Oriental Carpets will include pieces from the historic Stansted Park suite of giltwood seat furniture, comprising three pairs of armchairs and a settee (estimate: $70,000-110,000 per pair of chairs and $50,000-80,000 for the settee). This sale marks the third time that Christie’s will... [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]
23 juillet 2010

'Wicked Portraits' by Mark Summers

Alexander the GreatHannivalJulius CaesarBismarckAtilla the HunHenry VIIILeopold IIDrakeGenkis KhanVladCatherine the GreatRobespierreGeorge IIITorquemadaNapoleonMary TudorRasputinPizzarroEdward VIICixi(source www.behance.net)
15 juin 2010

George III, Belle époque & early 20th century Butterfly brooches

A Belle époque diamond and enamel brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly with polychrome enamel wings within rose-cut diamond borders to the openwork body mounted with single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and diamond collet detail to the antennae, circa 1910, 6.1 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold - Estimate £8,000 - £10,000 Price Realized £27,500 ($39,738) A George III diamond brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly, the old-cut diamond body and head with rose-cut... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2009

Christie's to Offer Historical Collection from Newton Hall in January

Jacob Huysmans, "Portrait of Sir William Widdrington, 2nd Baron Widdrington of Blankney" (d.1675), standing three-quarter-length, in a buff coat with white sleeves with red bows, his hand resting on a helmet and holding a baton, a young boy, possibly his son or page, at his side holding a breastplate, a view to a battle beyond. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009. SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s announced the sale of a fine single owner collection; "The Country House Sale: Newton Hall,... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2009

Qianlong Chinese Lacquers in The Royal Collection

Chinese: Qianlong (1736-1795). Circular covered box with dragons in clouds, c.1736-95. Red, green and yellow lacquer on wood, 8.0 x diameter 20.0 cm, (?)presented to George III by the Emperor Qianlong, 1793. RCIN 10806.1. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  By the end of the eighteenth century the East India Company had been trading with Chinese merchants for two hundred years, but in a strictly limited way. They were only allowed into Canton for five months in a year, and all trade had to be... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2009

A pair of George III blue john vases, early 19th century

A pair of George III blue john vases, early 19th century the turned body with applied gilt-bronze mounts possibly later in the form of maskheads joined by swags, with foliage below, on square black marble plinths on gilt-brass feet ( some replacements). 42cm. high, overall 19.5cm. width.; 1ft. 4½in., 7¾in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP NOTE: A Louis XVI ormolu mounted Blue John urn of related design sold Christie's London, `50 Years of Collecting: The Decorative Arts of Georgian England, 14 May 2003, lot 25. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2009

A pair of fine George III diamond ear pendants

A pair of fine George III diamond ear pendants Each designed as an old-cut diamond pear-shaped panel suspended from a similarly designed circular surmount to the diamond-set bow connecting link, mounted in silver, circa 1800, 5.2 cm long (2). Estimate £25,000 - £35,000 ($39,575 - $55,405) Christie's. Jewellery. 10 June 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
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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]