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.
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 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.
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