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  • 24 March 2017

RESULTS: Robert De Balkany, Rome & The Côte D'azur achieved outstanding results, totalling £15,441,313 / $19,255,318 / €17,803,834

Strong sell through rates, 99% by lot and 98% by value, affirm the strength of the Decorative Arts market at Christie’s

THE DUKE OF YORK CENTREPIECE A MASSIVE GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM CENTREPIECE MARK OF EDWARD FARRELL, LONDON, 1824, THE NOZZLES 1825, RETAILED BY KENSINGTON LEWIS. Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000. Price Realised: £1,037,000 / $1,280,695 / €1,195,661

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Top lot of the sale : Lot 200

THE DUKE OF YORK CENTREPIECE

A MASSIVE GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM CENTREPIECE

MARK OF EDWARD FARRELL, LONDON, 1824, THE NOZZLES 1825, RETAILED BY KENSINGTON LEWIS

Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000

Sold : £1,037,000 / $1,280,695 / €1,195,661

Pedro Girao, Chairman of European Advisory Board, Christie’s comments:  Christie’s has long-admired the collecting vision of Robert de Balkany, who was a great friend and a real collecting enthusiast with a tasteful and discerning eye. The effortless refinement and luxury of his collection continues to inspire international collectors as was witnessed by the competitive bidding at Christie’s and we are pleased with the outstanding results this produced.

Andrew Waters, Head of Private Collection sales, Christie’s UK, comments: We are exceptionally pleased with this result, which more than doubled pre-sale expectations. 85% of 713 lots sold above estimate, which is a testament to the inspired vision of the collector Robert de Balkany. The sale, majestically orchestrated by Christie's, attracted extraordinary international interest, with registered bidders from 53 countries, and a record number of online bidders for any sale staged at our King Street saleroom. The outstanding success of this sale demonstrates the continued appetite for Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design worldwide, as global sales at Christie's staged by this category in the first three months of 2017 have exceeded £70,000,000.

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Robert de Balkany Rome & the Côte d'Azur

22-23 Mar

8 King Street, St. James's, London, , SW1Y 6QT

  • Auction

    22 Mar, 10:30am (Lots 1 - 375)

    23 Mar, 10:30am (Lots 401 - 746)

  • Viewing

    London

    18 Mar, 12pm - 5pm

    19 Mar, 12pm - 5pm

    20 Mar, 9am - 6pm

    21 Mar, 9am - 4:30pm

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