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The Collector

Introducing The Collector: a new series of auctions dedicated to the art of living. Curated by Christie’s specialists, these three major Decorative Arts sales in November bring together extraordinary pieces for the home by the most renowned artists and craftsmen from the 17th to the 19th century. Spanning English and European furniture, works of art, clocks, ceramics, silver and sculpture, these are interiors that truly tell a story.

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Highlights

  • A pair of George III parcel-gilt and green-painted bergeres

    c.1805
    Attributed to Thomas Chippendale the Younger
    Estimate
    £12,000–18,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 15 Nov, 2017

  • A George III brass-mounted ebonised striking table clock with trip repeat

    c. 1780
    James Tregent, London
    Estimate
    £6,000–10,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 15 Nov, 2017

  • A Scottish George III Giltwood Mirror

    by William Mathie, Edinburgh, Circa 1760-61
    Estimate
    £30,000-50,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 15 Nov, 2017

  • A Regence ormolu-mounted kingwood commode

    c. 1725
    Estimate
    £20,000–30,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture & Works of Art, 15 Nov 2017

  • A sèvres (hard paste) ormolu-mounted powdered lavender and gold-ground vase

    c. 1805–6
    Figure painting attributed to Perrenot l'Aine, the mounts attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire
    Estimate
    £150,000–200,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture & Works of Art, 15 Nov 2017

  • A pair of ormolu and patinated bronze candelabra

    Late 18th century, attributed to François Rémond
    Estimate
    £60,000–100,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: European Furniture & Works of Art, 15 Nov 2017

  • A French ormolu-mounted Japanese gold iramaki-e lacquer and ebony commode

    c. 1875
    After the model by Martin Carlin, by Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley (1808–1882), Paris; Front laquer panel mid-Edo period, 18th century
    Estimate
    £100,000–150,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 16 Nov 2017

  • The Treaty of Turin Fireplace

    An important Italian Carrara marble figural mantelpiece, c. 1860
    Estimate
    £120,000–180,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 16 Nov 2017

  • Jean-Jacques Feuchère (1807–1852)

    Mephistopheles
    Conceived 1833; This bronze, c. 1834–50
    bronze, dark brown patina
    Estimate
    £6,000–8,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 16 Nov 2017



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