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  • 19 November 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Christie's Winter Interiors Sale

New York – Christie’s announces the winter sale of Interiors will take place on December 11, 2018 in New York. The sale is comprised of over 350 pieces of furniture and decorative objects from five different collections and a strong fine art offering of European and American paintings and sculpture from the late 1800’s to the latter half of the 20th Century. The collections in the sale include Property from the Estate of Nancy Ann Chandler, silver and ceramics from the Collection of Robert and Ellen Gutenstein and American fine art and silver from the Estate of William Kelly Simpson. The public view will take place from December 7-11 in New York and our last Christie’s Lates of the year, Holiday Bazaar will be held on Monday, December 10th.  

The centerpiece of the sale is a group of European furniture and decoration, Chinese and Japanese works of art, silver, ceramics and glass all from a distinguished New York collection thoughtfully assembled over the past few decades. Highlights include a Victorian silver and silver gilt part flatware service, most with the mark of George Adams, London, 1865-75, in the ‘Palm’ pattern ($35,000-45,000), a pair of Chinese landscape paintings from the 17th/18th Century ($10,000-15,000) and a pair of Baltic mahogany, ebony and brass inlaid armchairs, early 19th Century ($6,000-8,000).

Additionally, this season we have partnered with Eddie Ross and Chutney, his Pekingese, to guest curate our December sale. Eddie is a designer, author and columnist for House Beautiful. He is also the co-founder and chief content creator of Maximalist Studios. Highlights in the illustrated vignettes include a Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) Occasional table circa, 1950 ($3,000-5,000); a Swiss 'Black Forest' stained hardwood side cabinet from the Late 19th/Early 20th Century ($1,000-1,500); a Kerstin Horlin-Holmquist (1925-1997) 'Eva' chair and ottoman, designed 1955 ($2,000-3,000); and Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) 'Toadstools', designed circa 1962-1963 ($3,000-5,000).

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.