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.




Highlights

  • George Engleheart (1750/52–1829)

    Admiral Thomas Cochrane,
    10th Earl of Dundonald (1775–1860)
    Estimate
    £7,000–10,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures, London, 22 May

  • A pair of Regency 21-inch terrestrial and celestial globes

    Cary, early 19th century
    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures, London, 22 May

  • A George I walnut and needlework wing armchair

    circa 1720
    Estimate
    £25,000–40,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures, London, 22 May

  • A pair of George III grey-painted and parcel-gilt armchairs

    Thomas Chippendale, circa 1775
    Estimate
    £30,000–50,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: English Furniture, Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures, London, 22 May

  • A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted chinese crackle-glaze celadon porcelain vase

    The mounts attributed to Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, circa 1775
    The Porcelain Kangxi Period (1662–1722)
    Estimate
    £30,000–40,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, London, 22 May

  • A Louis XV ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt and chinese red lacquer bombe commode

    Francois Garnier, mid-18th century
    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, London, 22 May

  • A pair of Louis XVI Ormolu- mounted bleu du roi sevres porcelain three-light candelabra

    The design by Simon-Phillipe Poirer
    probably modelled by Philibert Choulet
    the Ormolu probably by Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, circa 1770–80
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, London, 22 May

  • A pair of Louis XVI grey-painted Bergeres

    Georges Jacob, last quarter 18th century
    Estimate
    £30,000–40,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, London, 22 May

  • A George III silver-gilt ewer and stand

    Mark of Paul Storr, London, 1816
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, 23 May

  • A set of six William and Mary silver-gilt stands

    London, circa 1680
    Maker's Mark FS over S crowned
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, 23 May

  • A French 'Japonisme' ormolu-mounted rosewood vitrine-cabinet

    Édouard Lievre, Paris, circa 1880
    Estimate
    £200,000–300,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, 23 May

  • A pair of french patinated bronze life-size figural torcheres

    Entitled 'Deux Esclaves Indiens Portant Des Torches'
    cat by Graux-Marly from the models by Francois-Christophe-Armande Touissant(1806–1862)
    Estimate
    £80,000–120,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, 23 May

  • A French ormolu astronomical clock

    After the model by Jacques Cafieri, circa 1880
    Estimate
    £70,000–100,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, 23 May



Exhibition Information

  • Viewing

    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)

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