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  • 22 August 2019

RESULTS: Christie's Interiors Sale | New York, 22 August 2019

Christie's August sale of Interiors totaled $2,331,375 with 89% sold by lot and 92% sold by value. The sale attracted a high volume of online bidding through Christie’s LIVE, with 59% of all lots won or directly underbid by clients participating online.  The sale saw global participation with registered bidders from 43 countries.

The top lots of the sale were André Masson’s Histoire de Thésée, which realized $125,000 against a high estimate of $7,000 and a Victorian silver tête-a-tête service mark of Elkington & Co., Birmingham, 1879, which sold for $68,750 above a high estimate of $5,000.

Ahead of the sale Christie’s collaborated with Alexandra O’Neill, designer of the ready-to-wear line Markarian, and CeCe Barfield Thompson principal of the interior design firm CeCe Barfield, Inc. The guest auction tastemakers created capsule collections of dresses and homeware inspired by the objects in the auction and sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. The tastemakers also selected objects from the sale to create a series of vignettes and co-hosted Christie’s Lates with Bergdorf Goodman on Monday, August 19, which was free and open to the public and welcomed approximately 400 guests into the galleries.


CHINESE AND JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER ONLINE:

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MYRNA AND BERNARD POSNER

Online | 15-22 August 2018

SALE TOTAL: $245,000

100% SOLD BY LOT

The online sale Chinese and Japanese Export Silver Online: Property from the Collection of Myrna and Bernard Posner, totaled $245,000, and was 100% sold by lot and value. The top lot of the sale was a Chinese export silver two-handled presentation cup and cover, mark of Quan, Canton, probably retailed by Lee Ching, Canton, Hong Kong and Shanghai, circa 1900, which realized $13,750 above a high estimate of $6,000.

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.

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