Results: 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe - London, 9 June 2011

The 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe sale realized £1,940,225/ $3,185,849/€2,176,932 and sold 82% by value.

London

Sold:

£ 1,940,225

$ 3,185,849

€ 2,176,932

Lots Sold:  92

Lots Offered: 137

Sold by Lot: 67%

Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.642/€1.122

 

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

240

A Charles II gilt-brass mounted ebony eight day timepiece table clock with pull quarter repeat and alarm, Thomas Tompion, London. circa 1675/80

 

 

 

100,000 - 150,000

£289,250

$474,948

€324,538

UK Buyer

259

A George I giltwood eight-branch chandelier, circa 1720-30

80,000 - 120,000

£169,250

$277,908

€189,898

UK Private

319

A regency mahogany four pedestal dining-table, Early 19th Century

25,000 - 40,000

£157,250

$258,204

€176,434

UK Private

 

Comment: Jamie Collingridge, International Head of Clocks, Peter Horwood, Associate Director Furniture Department:

 

“Yesterday’s sale saw strong competition for English furniture and clocks, the busy saleroom and multiple phone-bidders focused on high quality goods with historic or aristocratic provenance. The market for early English clocks by the great makers goes from strength to strength; today’s top price went to a table clock by Thomas Tompion which at £289,250 nearly doubled its presale high estimate. We are delighted that the George I giltwood chandelier from the Portland Collection exceeded its high estimate, selling for £169,250, and the Regency mahogany four pedestal dining-table from Shakenhurst, Worcestershire, was hotly contested to £157,250, more than three times its pre-sale high estimate, ultimately selling to an online bidder.

 

We look forward to our forthcoming sales 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe and The Exceptional Sale 2011, both in London, on 7th  July.” 

 

 

Press Contact:

Dernagh O’Leary                    +44 207 389 2398                         doleary@christies.com

 

 

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