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.



Auction highlights

  • Sir Peter Paul Rubens

    Clara Serena Rubens
    14 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (36.2 x 26.4 cm.)
    Estimate
    £3,000,000–5,000,000
    Related sale
    Old Masters Evening Sale, 5 July

  • Ludovico Carracci (1555–1619)

    Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in armour, three-quarter length, wearing the Order of the Knights of Malta, the City of Bologna beyond
    oil on canvas
    40 1/8 x 34 in. (102 x 86.2 cm.)
    Estimate
    £3,500,000–5,000,000
    Related sale
    Old Masters Evening Sale, 5 July

    Property from a Private Collection

  • John William Waterhouse, R.A. (1849–1917)

    Flora
    black chalk on buff paper
    23 1/4 x 18 in. (59 x 45.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    £150,000–250,000
    Related sale
    Victorian Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, 11 July

  • Johann Heinrich Füssli, Henry Fuseli, R.A. (1741–1825)

    The Faerie Queen Appears to Prince Arthur
    pen and black ink, grey and black wash
    15 x 20 in.
    Estimate
    £150,000–250,000
    Related sale
    Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours, 3 July

  • John Gould (1804-1881)

    The Birds of Asia, London: 1850-1883.
    7 volumes, large folio, 530 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates.
    Estimate
    £80,000-120,000
    Related sale
    Valuable Books and Manuscripts, 11 July

  • A Roman marble head of the young emperor Commodus

    c.2nd century A.D.
    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Related sale
    Antiquities, 3 July

  • Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702–1789)

    A young gentleman in blue coat, wearing the Order of Malta, 1749
    enamel on copper
    Oval, 4.9 cm. high, cartouche-shaped ormolu frame with tied ribbon surmount
    Estimate
    £60,000–80,000
    Related sale
    Treasures from the Ernst Holzscheiter Collection, 4 July

  • A Saxon hardstone and gold bonbonnière

    By Johann-Christian Neuber (1736–1808), Dresden, c.1785
    Estimate
    £250,000–350,000
    Related sale
    Gold Boxes, 4 July

  • The Stowe cistern

    An important George I silver wine-cistern
    Mark of Jacob Margas, London, 1714
    Estimate
    £1,000,000–1,500,000
    Related sale
    The Exceptional Sale, 5 July

  • Sir Rowland Winn’s Commode

    A George III Mahogany and Indian Ebony Commode
    by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1766-69
    Estimate
    £3,000,000 – 5,000,000
    Related sale
    Thomas Chippendale: 300 Years, 5 July

  • Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931)

    Ritratto della Signorina Concha de Ossa
    Executed in 1888
    Estimate
    £250,000-350,000
    Related sale
    19th Century European & Orientalist Art, 12 July

  • Ferrarese School, circa 1500

    The Madonna and Child, Saint Agnes and another saint in a hortus conclusus
    oil on panel, unframed
    27 x 20 3/8 in. (68.5 x 51.8 cm.)
    Estimate
    £80,000–120,000
    Related sale
    Old Masters Day Sale, 6 July

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