RESULTS: The European Connoisseur 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe - London, 6 July 2012

The European Connoisseur 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe sale realised a total of £3,417,750/$5,304,348/€4,279,023.

Worldwide

 

               Sold:                     £3,417,750                                $5,304,348                                    €4,279,023

        Lots Sold:  136           Lots Offered:  273                  Sold by Lot: 50%                            Sold by £: 62%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.552/€1.252

 

 

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

254

A pair of Russian ormolu-mounted amaranth, ebony, tulipwood, Karelian birch and green-stained marquetry games-tables, attributed to Christian Meyer, St. Petersburg, circa 1798

100,000 - 150,000

 

£253,250

$393,044

€317,069

 

European Private

165

A late Louis XV ormolu-mounted porphyry vase,

the porphyry bowl late 17th century, the ormolu circa 1770-75

40,000 - 60,000

£175,250

$271,988

€219,413

UK Private

4

An Italian ormolu-mounted pietra dura and ebony casket, attributed to the Grand Ducal workshops, Florence, late 17th century

30,000 - 50,000

£145,250  

$225,428

€181,853

UK Private

160

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese lacquer bombé commode, by Nicolas Petit, circa 1745-50, probably supplied by the marchand-ebeniste Pierre IV Migeon

100,000 - 150,000

£121,250

$188,180

€151,805

UK Advisor

65

A pair of Italian giltwood console tables, Rome, circa 1720-30

100,000 - 200,000

£109,250

$169,556

€136,781

European Private

173

A pair of Restauration ormolu-mounted Blue John vases

40,000 - 60,000

£109,250

$169,556

€136,781

UK Trade

40

A Louis XV carved oak console table probably made for the Dukes of Lorraine, the design attributed to Germain Boffrand, circa 1725-30

70,000 - 100,000

£85,250

$132,308

€106,733

UK Advisor

59

An Italian carved walnut armorial cassone, Rome, late 16th early 17th century

20,000 - 30,000

£85,250

$132,308

€106,733

European Trade

79

A late Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, bois citronnier, amaranth and parquetry table-a-ecrire, by Roger Van Der Cruse ('RVLC') Dit Lacroix, circa 1775, possibly supplied by Simon-Philippe Poirier

70,000 - 100,000

£85,250

$132,308

€106,733

UK Advisor

208

A pair of empire ormolu and patinated bronze six-branch candelabra, circa 1810

70,000 - 100,000

£85,250

$132,308

€106,733

UK Advisor

 

Comment: Anne Qaimmaqami, Specialist and Head of Sale:

“The results of ‘The European Connoisseur 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe’ reflect the continued appetite for works of great quality and rare provenance. We are particularly pleased with the prices achieved by the Italian ormolu-mounted pietra dura and ebony casket, attributed to the Grand Ducal workshops which realized £145,250, and the late Louis XV ormolu-mounted porphyry vase which fetched £175,250, both making almost three times their pre-sale estimates. The pair of Russian marquetry games-tables attributed to Christian Meyer, St. Petersburg, circa 1798 led the sale realizing £253,250. We look forward to ‘The Decorative Arts Sale’ in Amsterdam on 2 & 3 October 2012.”

 

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