The Collector

Make room for the remarkable this May with The Collector: a series of auctions celebrating exceptional furniture and works of art for the home. Our three Decorative Arts sales at Christie’s London bring together striking antique pieces from the 17th to the 19th century that will add depth and interest to any interior – from beautifully crafted bureaus to statement vases, intricate clocks to candelabra.

Christie’s has collaborated with former art dealer and gallery owner Marella Rossi Mosseri on styling for The Collector. In partnership with Galleria Continua, Marella has juxtaposed pieces from the sales with works by contemporary artists from Cuba, Morocco and Cameroon. Explore Marella’s unique curatorial approach in person at our King Street Galleries from 19–23 May, where she will be dressing a room using furniture and objects from The Collector.

Explore the auctions

Highlights

  • A Charles II walnut month-going striking longcase clock

    The movement by Joseph Knibb, London, c.1675, the case associated
    Estimate
    £25,000–40,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A Queen Anne painted lead model of a bulldog

    Attributed to John Nost (d. 1710), London, c.1702–09
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Meissen Porcelain Models of Bolognese HoundsA pair of Chelsea porcelain mazarine-blue-ground pot-pourri vases and covers

    c.1760, gold anchor marks
    Estimate
    £30,000–50,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A Scottish George III giltwood mirror

    Attributed to William Mathie, c.1760
    Estimate
    £15,000–25,000
    Related sale
    English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A set of four Louis XVI ormolu three-light wall-lights

    Late 18th century
    Estimate
    £15,000–25,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese blue porcelain vase

    The mounts attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, c.1760, the porcelain second quarter 18th century
    Estimate
    £40,000–60,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

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

    By Jacques Dubois, mid-18th century
    Estimate
    £70,000–100,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • An Italian pietra dura top

    Rome, c.1580
    Estimate
    £150,000–200,000
    Related sale
    European Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art, 23 May 2018

  • A George II silver basket

    Mark of Paul De Lamerie, London, 1741
    Estimate
    £50,000–70,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 24 May 2018

  • A George III and a George IV silver centrepiece

    The first mark of Paul Storr, London, 1809, the second mark of Phillip Rundell, London, 1820
    Estimate
    £35,000–50,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 24 May 2018

  • A monumental Sèvres (Napoleon III) porcelain pale-yellow ground vase (vase de nimes)

    c.1858–63, iron-red crowned n mark above 63, incised ds-58-7 potter's mark
    Estimate
    £50,000–80,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 24 May 2018

  • After Antonio Canova

    The Three Graces
    marble
    Estimate
    £80,000–120,000
    Related sale
    Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, 24 May 2018