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Stefan Doebner began his career at Christie's in 2003, and is credited with numerous successes such as the 2008 sale of a pair of Blaeu Globes for €793,850, the highest price ever realized for a work of art at a Dutch auction. Prior to Christie’s, Stefan received a cabinet maker apprenticeship in Augsburg and gained in-debt knowledge in the field of restoration and conservation at Cologne College, where he also worked for the Museum für Angewandte Kunst. Consecutively, he held practice as an independent restorer for 2 years, published a standard work about Biedermeier furniture and was employed as a Specialist at a Stuttgart auction house. Stefan is fluent in German, English and Dutch.
Christiaan van Rechteren Limpurg began his career at Christie’s as a trainee in the Chinese Department. He was appointed junior specialist at the Furniture Department in 1999. Now as co-head of the department he specialises in furniture, carpets and sculptures from 1400-1800. His accomplishments include the sale of a carpet which fetched €201,075 at Christie’s King Street and in 2006 he achieved €314,400 with a lyre secretaire, the highest price ever for a piece of furniture at a Dutch auction. Christiaan studied in Rotterdam, Leiden and Amsterdam and speaks Dutch, English, German and French.
With a family background in auctioneering, Toby's introduction to the working life in the world of antiques was with the revered silver dealer, the late Mrs G.E.P. How in St. James's. He followed this with a year-long Study Centre course based at the Victoria & Albert museum before joining Christie’s in 1990. He started his career in the salerooms at Christie’s South Kensington, working as a picture porter. His mechanical and motorsport passion then led to a specialist role in the Automobilia and Maritime departments, before he joined the Works of Art department in 1995. During his time in the department he oversaw the sale of numerous collections. Highlights include auctions for Michael Roberts, Nicholas Gifford-Mead and the contemporary South African animalier sculptor Dylan Lewis. He was made a Director in 2005. In 2007 Toby was appointed Specialist Head of Furniture and Works of Art at South Kensington. In this capacity he was instrumental to the launch and development of the highly successful Interiors sales and also of the premier Style & Spirit sales of which he was Head of Sale. Toby was appointed Head of Clocks, Christie’s London, in November 2011, a role in which he was able to combine both his decorative arts knowledge and his enthusiasm for mechanical objects. He is based in our King Street offices.
Celia joined the clock department in February 2013 having worked in the Interiors Department at South Kensington for 3 years. She joined Christie’s in 2008 following a degree in French and Spanish at UCL and a Masters at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
An auction house veteran, Anne Igelbrink has been a Decorative Arts specialist since 1994. She joined Christie's in 2000 as the Head of European Furniture at Christie's East and then spent six years as the primary appraiser for Decorative Arts in the Trusts, Estates and Appraisals department. Since re-joining the Furniture department in 2006, she has worked on both the English and European Furniture sales. Anne has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s Appraisal Studies program, a speaker at the National Conference of the American Association of Appraisers, and regularly appears on television as an appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow. She graduated with honors from Wellesley College and received a diploma from the Royal Academy of Art in association with the Christie's Fine and Decorative Arts course.
Simon de Monicault began his career in Christie’s European Furniture department in London in 2004. Later moving to the Paris department, Simon contributed to the successful sales of the Maître et Madame Jean Michard-Pellissier collection; the Monsieur René Smadja collection; as well as an ensemble of five masterpieces from the Qizilbash collection. Based in Paris, Simon continues to participate in the development of London sales, including the successful sale of the Marquis and Marquise de Ravenal collection from November 2007, which doubled its initial estimate achieving €6.8 million. Prior to Christie’s, Simon studied law and art history, beginning his career in Paris with the firm Lepic & Nazare-Aga.
A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA), Hippolyte has consolidated his training in art history by studying law at the Université Panthéon-Assas. Having been active for almost 10 years in the art market, he began his career at Galerie Marie Watteau, before joining Massol and Artus Enchères as inventory officer. His seven years’ experience at Drouot allowed him to acquire a depth of expertise. Hippolyte joined the Furniture department at Christie’s Paris in February 2012.