ART FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE 20TH CENTURY
Classic Week at Christie’s London is an unmissable opportunity to bring home a piece of history. Spanning 12 auctions this July, works range from Old Master paintings, sculpture, furniture and decorative arts to rare and remarkable pieces with extraordinary provenance, offered at all price points.
Highlights include a reattributed masterpiece by Rubens, Thomas Chippendale furniture, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, a collection of portrait miniatures, an Egyptian mummy mask and Ancient Greek pottery.
Explore the works in person in our King Street galleries from 30 June – 11 July.
About the lot
Property from a Private Collection
The most significant bronzes to come to market in years, and a scaled version of marbles from the gardens at Versailles
This painting is one of only a handful of portraits by the artist of his daughter Clara Serena, who died aged just 12 years old
To mark the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, experts discuss the life and legacy of Britain's greatest cabinet-maker
Our specialists look at three of Thomas Chippendale’s most famous pieces — two of the Dundas sofas and Sir Rowland Winn’s commode
Christie’s furniture specialists share the telltale techniques of Britain's greatest furniture-maker
Why the 1655 print Ecce Homo is considered among the artist’s greatest achievements in any medium
Can you tell your tabatière from yourboîte-à-mouches? Specialist David McLachlan offers the ultimate guide to storing your snuff
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination — the Costume Institute’s largest-ever exhibition at The Met — considers the Church’s influence on style
With its recent ‘love letter’ to Old Master paintings, the fashion house is tapping into a trend evident across many areas of culture