Christie's | Fine Art Auction House

Michael Inchbald: A Legacy of Design

  • Sale 6454
  • London, King Street
  • 22 January 2014

The Michael Inchbald: A Legacy of Design sale realised £3,280,675 /$5,403,272 /€3,979,459, selling 93% by lot and 98% by value.

The top lot was a pair of Empire ‘Egyptian’ ormolu, patinated bronze and black fossil marble six-light candelabra attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire, circa 1805, which sold for £434,500/ $715,622/ €527,049 to a UK Advisor.

Amelia Walker, Head of Sale, Associate Director, Private Collections and Country House Sales: “We are thrilled with the result of this sale, which was a testament to the discerning taste and impeccable eye of Michael Inchbald, a highly respected, award-winning innovator of the design world. His eclectic collection included exceptional works of art across multiple collecting categories including antiquities, sculpture, old master paintings and European furniture and works of art; resulting in outstanding prices throughout, with many lots exceeding their pre-sale estimates. We are particularly pleased that the magnificent pair of ‘Egyptian’ candelabra achieved £434,500 which set a new world record price at auction for this model. The collection attracted international interest with competitive bidding from around the world, reflecting the enduring and far-reaching appeal of Inchbald’s legacy.”

Auction Results

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 3,337,925 (GBP)

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