RELEASE: The Collector: English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art | Christie's, 9 April, New York
New York – Christie’s April 9th auction The Collector English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art will feature a selection of European decorative works of art to appeal to connoisseurs. This season, Christie’s is delighted to partner with the venerable Maison Pierre Frey to incorporate select wallpapers and fabrics to create mise en scène in the auction exhibition and catalogue. On the evening of April 5th, during the auction preview, Christie’s will hold its LATES event themed The Art of Travel. The event is free entry and aims to bring art to life and inspire conversation, showcasing the auction preview alongside guest vendors and delectable food and drinks.
The sale features selections of 18th and 19th century European and English Furniture and Silver, which inspire the LATES theme of travel and exoticism. Highlights include lacquered furniture and ‘Chinoiserie’ and ‘Japonisme’ objects. A group of Grand Tour and Neoclassic silver, furniture, objects and micromosaics that celebrate the discoveries of Antiquity, round out the selection.
Ceramics in the sale include an exquisite group of 18th century Sèvres porcelain with a spring theme of flowers; a selection of large Leeds pottery horses originally created as commercial trade signs for 19th century window displays; and two Mintons pâte-sur-pâte plaques from the personal collection of the master of the technique, Louis Solon.
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