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25 extraordinary pieces for the home

Highlights from The Collector, a new series of auctions dedicated to the art of living — photographed at Chiswick House, arguably the finest remaining example of Neo-Palladian architecture in London

Curated by Christie’s specialists, The Collector  is a new series of auctions dedicated to the art of living. These three major decorative arts sales bring together extraordinary pieces — from ornate Louis XIV clocks to Romantic bronzes — by the most renowned artists and craftsmen from the 17th to the 19th century.

A George III lacquered brass-mounted padouk and polychrome-decorated demi-lune commode, circa 1775. 35¼  in (90 cm) high; 40½ in (103 cm) wide; 18¼ in (46.5 cm) deep. Estimate £20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A George III lacquered brass-mounted padouk and polychrome-decorated demi-lune commode, circa 1775. 35¼ in (90 cm) high; 40½ in (103 cm) wide; 18¼ in (46.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

On 15 November, the English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art  sale encompasses a wide variety of objects dating from the 17th to the 18th century, while the European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics  auction represents work from some of the most notable artists and designers of the 18th and early 19th century, comprising a curated selection of fine French and continental furniture, objets d’art and clocks, as well as ormolu-mounted porcelain and hard stone.

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted alabaster vases, circa 1770-75. 18  in (45.5  cm) high; 8¾  in (22.5  cm) wide; 6½  in (16.5  cm) deep. Estimate £20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in The Collector European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics  on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted alabaster vases, circa 1770-75. 18 in (45.5 cm) high; 8¾ in (22.5 cm) wide; 6½ in (16.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A pair of Russian ormolu and patinated-bronze five-light candelabra, early 19th century. 33  in (84  cm) high; 10½  in (26.5  cm) wide; 9¼  in (23.5  cm) deep. Estimate £25,000-35,000. This lot is offered in The Collector European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics  on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London. An Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany console table,

A pair of Russian ormolu and patinated-bronze five-light candelabra, early 19th century. 33 in (84 cm) high; 10½ in (26.5 cm) wide; 9¼ in (23.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London. An Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany console table, attributed to Georges Jacob and François-Honoré Jacob-Desmalter, circa 1805. 38 in (96.5 cm) high; 46⅛ in (117 cm) wide; 19¾ in (50 cm) deep. Estimate: £18,000-25,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A day later, on 16 November, the Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art  sale is led by silver from four centuries and pieces with royal and aristocratic provenance, as well as a selection of 19th-century furniture and works of art drawn from the opulent interiors of Belle Époque Paris and America’s Gilded Age. 

Enjoy these highlights, which will be on view at King Street from 11-14 November, and be sure to pay a visit to the stunning Chiswick House when next find yourself in west London.

A pair of large Chinese cloisonné enamel elephants on stands, circa 1900. 72  in (183  cm) high; 47½  in (121  cm) wide; 23¾  in (60.5  cm) deep. Estimate £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of large Chinese cloisonné enamel elephants on stands, circa 1900. 72 in (183 cm) high; 47½ in (121 cm) wide; 23¾ in (60.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A large Italian alabaster ‘Medici vase’, on pedestal, Late 19th century. 40  in (101.5  cm) high, the vase; 68½ in (174  cm) high overall; 33 in (84  cm) diameter. Estimate £25,000-35,000. This lot is offered in The Collector Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A large Italian alabaster ‘Medici vase’, on pedestal, Late 19th century. 40 in (101.5 cm) high, the vase; 68½ in (174 cm) high overall; 33 in (84 cm) diameter. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A Louis XIV ormolu-mounted brass-inlaid tortoiseshell ‘boulle’ marquetry and ebony commode, circa 1710. 33  in (33.5  cm) high; 36¾  in (93.5  cm) wide; 22¼  in (56.5  cm) deep. Estimate £40,000-60,000. This lot is offered in The Collector European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A Louis XIV ormolu-mounted brass-inlaid tortoiseshell ‘boulle’ marquetry and ebony commode, circa 1710. 33 in (33.5 cm) high; 36¾ in (93.5 cm) wide; 22¼ in (56.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £40,000-60,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

The Queen’s Cup, Ascot 1865. A massive Victorian silver tankard, Mark of Robert Garrard, London, 1864, the other inscriptions on the plinth read ‘The Queens Vase, Ascot, 1865’ and ‘Won by Eltham’. 23  in (58.4 cm) high. Estimate £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November

The Queen’s Cup, Ascot 1865. A massive Victorian silver tankard, Mark of Robert Garrard, London, 1864, the other inscriptions on the plinth read ‘The Queen's Vase, Ascot, 1865’ and ‘Won by Eltham’. 23 in (58.4 cm) high. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art on 16 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A William and Mary brass-mounted black and gilt japanned cabinet-on-stand, circa 1700, the stand in the manner of Gerrit Jensen. 68¼  in (173  cm) high; 41¼  in (105  cm) wide; 20  in (51  cm) deep. Estimate £10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A William and Mary brass-mounted black and gilt japanned cabinet-on-stand, circa 1700, the stand in the manner of Gerrit Jensen. 68¼ in (173 cm) high; 41¼ in (105 cm) wide; 20 in (51 cm) deep. Estimate: £10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A William IV rosewood and specimen marble centre table, circa 1835. 28¼  in (72  cm) high; 34 in (86  cm) diameter. Estimate £8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A William IV rosewood and specimen marble centre table, circa 1835. 28¼ in (72 cm) high; 34 in (86 cm) diameter. Estimate: £8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A pair of late Louis XVI patinated-bronze and ormolu-mounted alabaster vases, circa 1790-1800. 19¾  in (50  cm) high. Estimate £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of late Louis XVI patinated-bronze and ormolu-mounted alabaster vases, circa 1790-1800. 19¾ in (50 cm) high. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A George III mahogany, bone and amaranth-inlaid cellaret, circa 1800. 22¼  in (56.5  cm) high; 28½  in (72.5  cm) wide; 19½  in (49.5  cm) deep. Estimate £7,000-10,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A George III mahogany, bone and amaranth-inlaid cellaret, circa 1800. 22¼ in (56.5 cm) high; 28½ in (72.5 cm) wide; 19½ in (49.5 cm) deep. Estimate: £7,000-10,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A pair of George III gilt-metal-mounted Jasperware candlesticks, by Turner and Company, circa 1790. 19½  in (49.5  cm) high, including shade. Estimate £2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of George III gilt-metal-mounted Jasperware candlesticks, by Turner and Company, circa 1790. 19½ in (49.5 cm) high, including shade. Estimate: £2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A pair of ormolu-mounted, parcel-gilt and ebonised armchairs, circa 1810, in the manner of Henry Holland. 35 in (89 cm) high; 22 ¾ in (58 cm) wide; 27 in (69 cm) deep. Estimate £8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of ormolu-mounted, parcel-gilt and ebonised armchairs, circa 1810, in the manner of Henry Holland. 35 in (89 cm) high; 22 ¾ in (58 cm) wide; 27 in (69 cm) deep. Estimate: £8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London

A pair of George III mahogany and boxwood-inlaid open armchairs, attributed to Thomas Chippendale the Younger, circa 1778. 36  in (91.5  cm) high; 22½  in (57  cm) wide; 24 in (61 cm) deep. Estimate £10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in The Collector English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017  at Christie’s in London

A pair of George III mahogany and boxwood-inlaid open armchairs, attributed to Thomas Chippendale the Younger, circa 1778. 36 in (91.5 cm) high; 22½ in (57 cm) wide; 24 in (61 cm) deep. Estimate: £10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in London