London, 22 & 23 May 2019
The Collector at Christie’s London offers an expertly edited selection of antique furniture, objects and works of art from the 17th to the 19th century. Discover high craft for the home, presented across three auctions this May, from silver tableware and statement chairs to exquisite cabinetry and unique accent pieces.
This season, Christie’s is delighted to have collaborated with Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain. Soane Britain designs and makes furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior necessities with the aim of contributing to the joyful atmosphere of any interior. The evolving collections include entirely new designs as well as pieces inspired by the best antiques. Lulu has styled a series of vignettes using works from all three sales within The Collector series, bringing to light the excellent artistry of the furniture and objects on offer and drawing the eye to the details that make each piece unique.
Explore The Collector in person at our King Street galleries from 17–21 May.
About the lot
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT
17 May, 9am – 4:30pm
18 May, 12pm – 5pm
19 May, 12pm – 5pm
20 May, 9am – 8pm
21 May, 9am – 4:30pm
22 May, 9am - 4:30pm (limited view)
A preview of our sale on 21 May, which offers for the first time a curated mix of ceramics from antiquity to the 21st century
These tiny works of art were made by some of the greatest artists of their day. Illustrated with lots offered in London on 22 May
A new series on how Christie’s specialists appraise valuable artworks and objects — a 19th-century Baccarat chandelier
Specialist Matilda Burn tells the story of the French factory founded over 250 years ago, illustrated with pieces offered at Christie’s
Reshaped - Ceramics Through Time
Reshaped will celebrate the versatility of ceramics as a medium for creative artworks from Ancient times to the 21st Century. Sparking new visual 'conversations' between works that were produced in very different contexts and eras, the sale will illustrate how ideas can weave through time, being reshaped and remodelled into different artworks along the way.
The Desmarais Collection: A pied-à-terre in New York
Christie's has created a décor that we believe refects Jackie’s ebullient way of being. The Sèvres porcelain service from 1786 is both whimsical yet functional; paintings by Hubert Robert and François Boucher echo the pastel-decadence of the 18th-century fête galante genre, and Riesener’s 1774 commode is, no doubt, a highlight.