Results: Monsieur and Madame François: A Lifetime of Collecting - London 9 June 2011

The Monsieur and Madame François: A Lifetime of Collecting sale realised £2,260,888/ $3,712,378/€2,536,716 and sold 81% by value.






Lots Sold: 142

Lots Offered: 191

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by £: 81%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.642/ €1.122





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




A Louis XIV Ormolu-Mounted and Brass-Inlaid Brown Tortoiseshell, Ebony and Ebonised, Boulle Marquetry Biblioteque, By Nicolas Sageot, circa 1720

50,000 - 80,000



European Private


A Suite of Louis XV Fruitwood and Aubusson Tapestry Seat-Furniture, by Jean Baptiste I Tilliard, circa 1750

60,000 - 100,000



European Trade


Circle of Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564-1638 Antwerp), The Flemish Proverbs

60,000 - 80,000



European Private


Comment: Amjad Rauf and Victoria von Westenholz:


“Following the success of the François lots in the Geneva Important Jewels sale which totaled £4,883,672, we are thrilled with today’s result of their collection from Geneva and Paris. “Gout Français” and classical taste triumphed, a tribute to the connoisseurship of Monsieur and Madame François. We saw high results for exceptional pieces by the greatest Paris furniture-makers. We look forward to the Impressionist lots from the Francois Collection in the Impressionist and Modern Art sales on the 21 and 22 June 2011.


Our next collection sale is Lyons Demesne -Works of Art from the Collection of the Late Dr. Tony Ryan which will take place in Christie’s King Street on 14 July 2011.”



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