New York and Online, 1–19 October


This October, Christie’s presents Classic Week with five live and three online auctions. Engage with timeless and elegant pieces from antiquity to the 20th century — selected from our AntiquitiesBooks and Manuscripts19th century European Art and Old Masters departments and from several distinguished private collections such as that of the stylish Herbert Kasper. Highlights include Les Paul’s personal “Number One” 1952 Gibson Goldtop guitar, and an Elephant-form automaton clock restituted to the Heirs of Maximilian Baron Von Goldschmidt and a recently rediscovered royal masterpiece, an exquisite secrétaire à abattant by BVRB made for Louis XV’s cabinet at the château de Saint Hubert. As well as an exceptionally rare Roman Silver and Niello Inlaid Bronze table, an Egyptian Granite Falcon (“The Vérité Falcon”) and Annibale Carracci’s The Annunciation and Henry Fuseli’s The incubus leaving two young women . New to the Classic Week series, the online sale of The Collector enhances this dialogue with selections of European and English furniture, works of art, silver, ceramics and Chinese works of art that span the 17th to 20th centuries.


Highlights

  • Giuliano Bugiardini (Florence 1475-1554)

    Portrait of a young gentleman, half-length, in a blue doublet and white shirt, with a black hat
    Estimate
    $1,200,000-1,800,000
    Related sale
    Old Master Paintings and Sculptures, New York, 14 October

  • Julius Leblanc Stewart (1855–1919)

    The Hunt Supper, 1889
    Estimate
    $2,000,000-3,000,000
    Related sale
    European Art Part I, New York, 13 October

  • Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878–1959)

    Who’s the Lady?
    Estimate
    $800,000-1,200,000
    Related Sale
    European Art Part I, New York, 13 October

  • A Greek bronze Corinthian helmet

    Archaic Period, c. 6th century B.C.
    Estimate
    $80,000-120,000
    Related sale
    Antiquities, New York, 12 October

  • Annibale Carracci (1560–1609)

    The Annunciation
    Estimate
    $3,000,000-5,000,000
    Related sale
    Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, New York, 14 October

  • A silvered bronze, enameled silver and gilt-bronze elephant automaton clock

    Estimate
    $700,000-1,000,000
    Related sale
    The Exceptional Sale, New York, 13 October

  • Description de l’Egypte

    Paris, 1809–1813 & 1817–[1830]
    Estimate
    $300,000-500,000
    Related sale
    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana, Online, 1–15 October

  • Prague School, 16th century

    A rearing horse held by a boy in a stormy landscape
    Estimate
    $300,000-500,000
    Related sale
    Always in Style: Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Herbert Kasper, New York, 14 October


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Magic and Science: the international appeal of the Kunstkammer

Online | Thursday 7 October, 1pm EST / 6pm BST

Christie’s Decorative Arts, Christie’s Education and The Royal Oak Foundation is pleased to present a series of discussions exploring the important contribution of English patronage to the history of design and the pivotal role these works of art play in private collections.


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