Fall Classics at Christie’s New York spotlights original masters with three auctions from Old Master Paintings, Antiquities and 19th Century European Art. Highlights include paintings by iconic names such as Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Dirck van Delen, Gustave Moreau set alongside a Roman marble torso of Hercules and an Egyptian greywacke portrait head of Amenhotep III.
Viewings of this unique exhibition that defines the essense of ‘a classic’ begin 21 October and culminate in the sale series from 25 October to 31 October.
About the lot
French & English Furniture from a Distinguished Private Collection
24 October 2017, New York
This connoisseur’s collection features an impressive selection of both French and English 18th century furniture and objets d’art, along with an exquisite group of gold boxes. Highlights include a spectacular bureau plat formerly in the collection of Ogden Phipps (pictured here), a rare Louis XVI clock supplied to Marie-Antoinette’s sister, Archduchess Marie-Christine of Saxe-Teschen, and a pair of George III vases by Matthew Boulton with richly veined blue-john bodies.
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