RESULTS: Chefs-D'oeuvre Ancienne Collection De Monsieur Et Madame Riahi - King Steet, 6 December 2012

Christie’s evening auction of Masterpieces Formerly in The Collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi realised £19,842,600/ $31,887,058/ € 23,022,285.


38 lots sold

Total: £19,842,600 / $31,887,058 / €23,022,285

     84% sold by lot

45 lots offered

£1= $1.607 / £1= €1.231

    95% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised



An important Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer and vernis martin secretaire-à-abattant by Bernard II van Risen Burgh (BVRB), circa 1756-7


3,000,000 -5,000,000






A late Louis XV ormolu-mounted amaranth, burr-walnut, maple and bois satine commode en bibliotheque, by Jean-Henri Riesener, executed in the workshop of Jean-Francois Oeben, circa 1763-68

1,500,000 -2,500,000




Dimitri Mavrommatis


A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer and vernis martin bureau en pente, attributed to Bernard II van Risen Burgh (BVRB), circa 1756

2,000,000 -4,000,000






A near pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese and Chinese lacquer commodes attributed to Bernard II van Risen Burgh or Jean Desforges, circa 1740-50, possibly supplied by Charles Darnault

2,000,000 -4,000,000






A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood and Japanese lacquer bureau plat by Joseph Baumhauer, dit Joseph, circa 1765

2,000,000 -3,000,000






A suite of twenty-eight Louis XV silver candlesticks, mark of Louis Lenhendrick, Paris, 1747-1770

1,000,000 -2,000,000






A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese celadon porcelain pot-pourri vase and cover, the mounts circa 1745, attributed to Jacques Caffieri, the porcelain figure kangxi (1662-1722), the porcelain censer late Ming, first half 17th century

250,000 - 400,000






A near pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese celadon porcelain vases aux tritons, attributed to Pierre Gouthiere, circa 1770, the porcelain, Qianlong (1736-1795)

400,000 - 600,000




UK Advisor


An important pair of Louis XVI silver soup-tureens, covers, stands and liners mark of Robert-Joseph Auguste, Paris, the stands, covers and one tureen 1775, the liners and one tureen 1776

600,000 - 1,000,000






A pair of late Louis XV silver soup-tureens, covers and stands from the Branicki service mark of Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay, Paris, 1772, retailed by Jean-Baptiste Cheret of Paris

500,000 - 800,000





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