RESULTS - The Art of Collecting: Three Private Collections

New York

The Art of Collecting: Three Private Collections

 New York, 9 October 2013, Sale #2776

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

200 lots sold

Total: $2,889,188/£1,820,188/€2,137,999

    87% sold by lot

229 lots offered

£0.63= $1 / € 0.74=$1

91% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Fine And Important Pair Of Napoleon III Ormolu-Mounted Faux-Tortoiseshell, Brass and Pewter-Inlaid Ebony and Ebonized Meubles D'appui, Paris, circa 1865

200,000 - 300,000




UK Private


A Royal Gobelins Tapestry, circa 1820-1824, Workshop of Francois Claude (1817-1823) and Laforest (1817-1827), after a Painting by Jean-Pierre Franque

40,000 - 60,000




US Private


A Garniture of Three Sevres (Hard Paste) Porcelain Vases and Covers, circa 1777-1780

80,000 - 120,000




UK Private


An Italian Specimen Marble Table Top, The Central Panel, 19th century

10,000 - 15,000




US Private


A Pair of Russian Ormolu Eight-Light Chandeliers, 20th century

30,000 - 50,000




US Private


Jean-Baptiste Huet I (Paris 1745-1811), Pastoral scene with a shepherd, oil on canvas

10,000 - 15,000




US Private


A Life-Size French Marble Figural Group, On Pedestal

By Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie, Late 19th Century

10,000 - 15,000




Asian Trade


A Pair Of French Bronze Two-Handled Garden Urns

19th Century

10,000 - 15,000




US Private


An Ormolu-Mounted Sevres Porcelain Bleu Lapis Cailloute Vase

20,000 - 30,000




European Private


A Pair Of Patinated Metal Garden Urns, 20th century

10,000 - 15,000




US Private



Andrew McVinish, Head of Private and Iconic Collections, remarked: “We are very pleased with the results achieved by The Art of Collecting: Three Private Collections. The top lots saw enthusiastic participation from private individuals, and we were very encouraged to see that a majority of bids came in via our online bidding platform, Christie’s LIVE. The sale had several triumphant lots, including a Fine and Important Pair of Napoleon III Ormolu-Mounted Faux-Tortoiseshell, Brass and Pewter-Inlaid Ebony and Ebonized Meubles D'appui, formerly in the de Rothschild Collection, which realized $437,000.”

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Next Sale: Paris, 16 October, Le Cabinet Des Curiosités De Jacques Et Galila Hollander

Paris, 21 October, Rendez-Vous Intérieurs Classiques

New York, 22 October, Michael Taylor and the Alchemy of Design: The Diana Dollar Knowles Collection


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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s.


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