RESULTS: 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe: The Opulent Eye - London, 22 September 2011

The sale of 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe: The Opulent Eye realised £2,313,825/ $3,584,115/ €2,642,388.

London

Sold:

£2,313,825

$3,584,115

€2,642,388

Lots Sold:  133

Lots Offered: 238

Sold by Lot: 56%

Sold by £: 71%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.549/  €1.142

 

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

150

A Lifesize Italian Marble Group Entitled 'Paul et Virginie' Probably Studio of Charles Adrien Prosper d'Epinay, late 19th century

£100,000-150,000

£313,250

$485,224
€357,732

Anonymous

50

A French Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany and Bois Satine Parquetry Bureau à Cylindre, by François Linke, late 19th /early 20th century

£40,000-60,000

£97,250

$150,640
€111,060

Middle East Private

32

A French Ormolu and Wedgewood-Mounted Mahogany Commode à Vantaux, by François Linke, early 20th century

£60,000-100,000

£73,250

$113,464
€83,652

UK Private

 

Comment: Giles Forster, Specialist and Head of Sale:

“A curated offering titled ‘The Opulent Eye’, today’s sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe attracted spirited bidding for distinctive and ‘collection defining’ pieces. Lot 150, a life-size marble of the Romantic literary characters Paul and Virginie, was hotly competed for by private European and Asian buyers and led the sale. There was strong demand for quirky and chic decoration, particularly lighting, ‘jewel-like objets’ and precision clocks. We look forward to The Decorative Arts Sale in Amsterdam on 4-5 October 2011, 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe in New York on 20 October 2011 and The English Collector – 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe in London on 3 November 2011.”

                                         

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Alize Morand                    +44 207 389 2537                         amorand@christies.com

 

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.