The Collector

Christie’s is delighted to have collaborated with Mark-Francis Vandelli for the November edition of The Collector. A television personality, avid collector of art and antiques and regular visitor to Christie’s, Mark-Francis has styled a series of dramatic interior sets inspired by the three cities that most resonate with him: Rome, Paris and New York. Using works from all three sales within The Collector series, these intimate vignettes showcase Mark-Francis’ natural flair in bringing together furniture and objects from across genres, freeing them from their historical shackles of period and place to combine them with panache and style.

Explore Mark-Francis’ Rome, Paris and New York sets in person at our King Street Galleries from 9–12 November, during The Collector view.


Explore the auctions

Highlights

  • A George III gilt-brass-mounted mahogany quarter-chiming and musical table clock with trip repeat’

    Eardley Norton, London, No. 795, Circa 1765
    Estimate
    £7,000 - £10,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A pair of George III mahogany hall chairs

    Circa 1750
    Provenance: Probably acquired by Alexander Brymer (d.1822) in London or Bath and thence by descent to his son, John Brymer, Islington House, Dorset. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Pacifc Palisades, California.
    Estimate
    £15,000-£25,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A George II red, silver and gilt-japanned bureau-cabinet

    Circa 1730
    Provenance: Acquired 28 February 1939 by Sir Henry Price Bt., Wakehurst Place, Sussex, and Wilbraham House, London, from Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd (£1062 10s).
    The Price Collection, sold Sotheby's, London, 22 November 2000, lot 135.
    Estimate
    £80,000-£120,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A solid agate pecten shell teapot and cover

    Attributed to William Mathie, c.1760
    Estimate
    £5,000-£7,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A Louis XV Ormolu-mounted Chinese Lacquer and Japanned Commode by Leonard Boudin

    Mid-18th Century
    Estimate
    £40,000-60,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A Pair of Louis XV Ormolu-mounted Chinese Blueglazed Porcelain Vases

    Mid-18th Century
    Estimate
    £30,000–50,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A Pair of Louis XV Giltwood Fauteuils a La Reine by Jean-Baptiste Gourdin

    Third Quarter 18th Century
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 13 November 2018

  • A French Ormolu-mounted Mahogany, Harewood, Bois Citronnier, and Burr Amboyna Marquetry and Parquetry Commode

    After the Model by Jean-henri Riesener, by Emmanuel Zwiener, Paris, Circa 1880
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 14 November 2018

  • The Swan Piano

    A French Polychrome Painted and Parcel-gilt Grand Piano
    by Gaveau, Paris, 1924
    Estimate
    £40,000 – 60,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 14 November 2018

  • The Rowley Epergne

    A George III Silver Epergne
    Mark of Samuel Courtauld, London, 1762
    Estimate
    £50,000 – 80,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 14 November 2018

  • A Pair of Italian Silver Soup-tureens, Covers and Liners

    Naples, 1754, Assay Masters Mark of Guiseppe Palmentiero, Maker's Mark Am over S, Possibly for Marco Antonio Scarparto
    The Property of a Nobleman
    Estimate
    £60,000 – 80,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 14 November 2018


Auction schedule

English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art

  • Auction

    13 November, 10am

    8 King Street
    St. James 's

  • Viewing

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

European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics

  • Auction

    13 November, 2pm

    8 King Street
    St. James 's

  • Viewing

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

Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art

  • Auction

    14 November, 10am

    8 King Street
    St. James 's

  • Viewing

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