The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, Including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection | 31 March 2016
Sale Total: $2,767,250 (USD)
91% sold by value | 95% sold by lot
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The top lot of the sale was TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF JAYS (Lot 1290) from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama collection which realized $137,000 against an estimate of $12,000 - $18,000.
The top lot from The Collection of Carroll Petrie was A ROYAL LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE (Lot 1114) which realized $100,000.
“The Collection of Carroll Petrie & Property from the Birmingham Museum of Art achieved a sell-through rate by lot of 91%, highlighting that provenance and museum property creates tremendous market interest and strong results,” commented Andrew McVinish, Regional Director of Sales, and Gemma Sudlow, Head of Private and Iconic Collections.
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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.