RESULTS - Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail & Charles Posey

New York

Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail & Charles Posey

 New York, 8 October 2013, Sale #3433

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


230 lots sold

Total: $1,927,875/£1,195,283/€1,426,628

99% sold by lot

231 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / € 0.74=$1

 99% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939), Street Vew from a Roof, ink on paper. 


15,000 - 25,000




Russian Private


Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939), Man gazing out of a window, wash and ink on paper.

15,000 - 25,000




Russian Private


Paolo Porpora (Naples 1617-1670/80 Rome or Naples), Hares, a tortoise, a crocodile, frogs, quails, a hedgehog, butterflies, dragonflies and parakeets by a pool, with flowers, strawberries and a river in the distance, oil canvas 

80,000 - 120,000




European Private


David Hockney (b. 1937), Gregory, Arizona Biltmore, ink on paper, drawn in 1976. 

30,000 - 50,000




UK Trade


A Pair Of Danish Silvered, Giltwood And Polychrome Mirrors, circa 1740. 

50,000 - 80,000




US Trade


A Dutch Ebony And Ebonized Silver-Gilt Striking 'Haagse' Clock, by Johannes Van Ceulen, The Hague, circa 1695. 

20,000 - 30,000




European Trade


A Gilt Bronze Standing Lamp, French, Late 20th century.

2,000 - 3,000




European Trade


A Set Of Four Louis XVI White-Painted Fauteuils, circa 1775.

15,000 - 25,000




UK Private


Attributed to François Clouet (Tours circa 1515-1572 Paris) 
Portrait of a lady, Thought to be Margaret of France (1523-1574), Duchess of Berry, later Savoia, black, white and red chalk. 

10,000 - 15,000




US Private


A Russian Ormolu-Mounted Malachite, Cobalt And Colorless Glass Six-Light Chandelier, circa 1800. 

30,000 - 50,000




US Trade



Katherine Brambilla, Specialist, Private and Iconic Collections, remarked: “Anthony Hail and Charles Posey were advocates of designing a home to look as though it was done over time, with objects of superb quality, craftsmanship and provenance, which spanned across styles and time periods. The success of this collection is very much a testament to the value of their philosophy. The sale witnessed competitive bidding from both private individuals and the design community, demonstrating the significant appetite within the international marketplace for instances of exceptional design. We were particularly pleased with the results of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin’s Street View from a Roof, which realized $239,000.”


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