South Kensington, London - Christie’s second annual Out of the Ordinary sale will be held on 3 September 2014 and will once again feature an eclectic selection of fascinating items celebrating the joy of the unconventional. Following the success of Out of the Ordinary 2013 the sale will be on extended public exhibition displaying the intriguing items for five weeks from 4 August until the auction on 3 September. The exhibition will offer inspiration to those with a range of interests and will appeal to new and established collectors. Out of the Ordinary will comprise over 160 lots ranging from £500 to £120,000 and will entice collectors with all budgets.
Amongst the selection of extraordinary items is a rare oak Capture Chair with leg locking devices (estimate: £25,000 – 35,000). This chair, which bears the inscription “Welcome to my Friends,” can trap anyone who sits in it with the metal leg locking bars hidden inside the chair. The captive can then only be released by the mechanism at the rear of the chair being triggered.
Also on offer is a fine Victorian German 'Maximilian' armour in the 16th-century style (estimate: £25,000-30,000, illustrated page 2 far right) which features a full face on the helmet, an unusually large German two hand sword with running wolf mark, which dates to the 16th century & later (estimate: £3,000 – 5,000) and A Napoleon III bayonet chandelier (estimate: £6,000 – 8,000).
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2016 that totalled £4 billion / $5.4 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.