London, 13-14 November 2019


The November edition of The Collector at Christie’s London celebrates high craft for the home across two important auctions: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art on 13 November, and Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art on 14 November. Discover a curated selection of antique furniture, tableware, unique objects and works of art spanning the 17th to the 19th century – from Chinese reverse mirror paintings to Regency drum tables, silver wine coolers to statement vases.

This season, Christie’s has collaborated with interior designer and journalist Rita Konig on styling for The Collector. Rita’s approach sees her deftly layer pattern, texture and colour to create, soft, intimate spaces for her clients. Her vignettes for Christie’s juxtapose characterful antique pieces from different periods to create rooms which are both liveable yet packed with personality. Explore Rita’s vignettes in person at our King Street Galleries from 9–12 November.



Highlights

  • A pair of Chinese export reverse mirror paintings Mid-18th century

    Each depicting a pair of elegantly dressed figures seated in landscapes, one holding an infant child, both with lakes beyond, in black and gilt-Japanned frames, each labelled to the reverse `Estate of Mrs Forsyth Wickes'
    33 x 21 ½ in. (84 x 55 cm.)
    Estimate
    £25,000–40,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art, London, 13 November

  • A George III mahogany serpentine dressing-commode attributed to William Gomm, circa 1765

    The shaped crossbanded top above four long drawers, the top drawer fitted with a slide, ratcheted mirror, inkwells and open and covered compartments, the angles carved with c-scrolls and foliate and strapwork corbels, on panelled bracket feet and castors, the handles replaced, the feet apparently original with laminated blocks, partially re-fitted including the sliding mirror 32 ½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 47 in. (120 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) deep
    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art, London, 13 November

  • William Wood (British, 1769-1810)

    The Chinese servant of John Hotson (1770-1828), a purser in the East India Company, in blue jacket and black cap
    signed on the backing card 'By Will: Wood' with number '5727' and further inscribed 'a chinese boy' On ivory oval, 80 mm. high, gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse revealing signature and inscriptions
    Estimate
    £8,000–12,000
    Related sale
    The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art, London, 13 November

  • A Louis XVI ormolu and bleu du roi porcelain striking mantel clock, the movement by Lepaute, Paris, circa 1770

    The ovoid body flanked by two herm maidens holding laurel garlands tied with ribbons surrounding the dial, the pierced guilloche collar surmounted by a domed acanthus cover with a pine cone finial on a fluted pedestal moulded with rosebuds, raised on a square plinth, the white enamel dial signed 'Lepaute a Paris', the twin barrel movement with later brocot regulation and suspension, numbered countwheel strike to bell, the backplate signed 'Lepaute Hger du Roy A Paris'
    19 ¼ in. (49 cm.) high; 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) wide; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) deep
    Estimate
    £20,000–30,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art, London, 13 November

  • A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer and vernis martin bureau de pente

    By Jacques Dubois, delivered by Jacques-François Machart in 1755
    The slant-front lacquer panel decorated with geese amidst foliage on a black ground, with gilt-tooled red leather to the reverse, enclosing a red painted fitted interior, the well interior reusing a Chinese lacquer panel, on cabriole legs, mounted overall with scrolling foliage, flowerheads and rocaille motif encadrements, chutes and sabots, stamped 'I DUBOIS' and 'JME', numbered in black '2002'
    Delivered by the marchand-mercier Jacques-François Machart on the 21 August 1755 to Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764), for her use at the château de Choisy.
    Inventoried in 1764 in Madame de Pompadour's bedroom at château de Choisy.
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 20 ¾ in. (53 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) deep
    Estimate
    £70,000–100,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art, London, 13 November

  • A Victorian parcel-gilt silver nine-piece table garniture

    Mark of Elkington and Company Limited, Birmingham, 1862
    35 ½ in. (90 cm.) long; 13 in. (33 cm.) long; 9 in. (23 cm.) high overall; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high
    weight of weighable silver 5,153 gr. (165 oz. 13 dwt.)
    Estimate
    £70,000–100,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 November

    The Property of a Lady

  • A Dutch silver-gilt tankard, mark of Jan Buysen, Amsterdam, 1786

    On spreading foot chased with sea creatures, the body embossed with scenes from the life of a Dutch naval hero Michiel de Ruyter, the handle in the form of the Lion Dutch Republic, with inscription 'ON SE DOOR LUGHTIGE ZEE HELDEN', the cover surmounted by a demasted man-o-war, marked underneath
    8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high 42 oz. 17 dwt. (1,333 gr.)
    Estimate
    £30,000–50,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 November

  • An Italian marble statue of Venus and Cupid, Andrea Malfatti (Italian, 1832–1917)

    Venus and Cupid
    By Andrea Malfatti, late 19th century
    signed 'A. Malfatti Milano', on a large octagonal pedestal
    marble
    61 ¾ in. (157 cm.) high 90 ½ in. (230 cm.) high, overall 28 ½ in. (72.5cm.) high
    Estimate
    £100,000–150,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 November

  • A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted ebony, tulipwood and parquetry cabinet serre-bijoux

    By Maison Giroux, Paris, the enamel plaques by Bernard-Alfred Meyer (1832-1904), Sèvres, date 1866
    44 in. (112 cm.) high; 39 ¾ in. (101 cm.) wide; 57 in. (22 ½ cm.) deep
    Estimate
    £25,000–40,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 November

  • A pair of French ormolu and cloisonne-enamel mounted onyx vases on stands

    By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris, circa 1870
    Each baluster vase with central ormolu band decorated with polychromeenamelled Byzantine motifs and flanked to each side with interlocked handles signed 'F. BARBEDIENNE', on a circular onyx top supported by three Bacchic herm figures joined by scrolling acanthus tied to the top with knotted rope encircling an acorn finial and to the base by a pierced tripartie stretcher signed 'F. BARBEDIENNE', terminating in paw feet
    10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high; 16 ¼ in. (41 cm.) diameter, the vases 41 ¼ in. (104.5 cm.) high; 24 ¾ in. (60.5 cm.) diameter, the stands 42 in. (132 cm.) high, overall
    Estimate
    £80,000–120,000
    Related Sale
    The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 November



Sale Information

The Collector: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art

  • Viewing

    8 King Street
    St. James's

    9 November, 12pm-5pm
    10 November, 12pm-5pm
    11 November, 9am-4:30pm
    12 November, 9am-8pm

  • Auction

    13 November, 10:30am & 2pm

  • Contacts

    Paul Gallois
    Head of Department, European Furniture
    Co-Head of Sale
    pgallois@christies.com
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2260

    Peter Horward
    Head of Department, English Furniture
    Co-Head of Sale
    phorwood@christies.com
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2359

The Collector: Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art

  • Viewing

    8 King Street
    St. James's

    9 November, 12pm-5pm
    10 November, 12pm-5pm
    11 November, 9am-4:30pm
    12 November, 9am-4:30pm
    13 November, 9am - 4:30pm

  • Auction

    14 November 10:30am & 2pm

  • Contacts

    Harry Williams-Bulkeley
    Head of Department, Silver
    hwilliams-bulkeley@christies.com
    Tel: +44 207 389 2666

    Giles Forster
    Head of Sale, Head of Department, 19th Century Decorative Arts
    gforster@christies.com
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2146


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