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.

London

Sold:

£2,260,888

$3,712,378

€2,536,716

Lots Sold: 142

Lots Offered: 191

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by £: 81%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.642/ €1.122

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

81

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

£133,250

$218,796
€149,506

European Private

100

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

60,000 - 100,000

£133,250

$218,796
€149,506

European Trade

10

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

60,000 - 80,000

£121,250

$190,092
€136,042

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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