Christie’s is honoured to present Apter-Fredericks: 75 Years of Important English Furniture, an auction of 140 lots from the renowned London-based English furniture dealers. Internationally celebrated for the superlative quality, condition and provenance of their pieces, Apter-Fredericks remains an industry byword for the very finest furniture and works of art, a reputation which has been built by three generations of the family over the last 75 years. Dealing from their prestigious Chelsea showroom, Apter-Fredericks have welcomed clients from all over the world, who have valued their expertise, discretion and ability to seek out works of art of the highest calibre, not only for private collections but also for some of the most revered museums and institutions globally. This auction marks the end of an era – the closure of their eponymous Chelsea showroom – and comprises English furniture and works of art from distinguished provenances such as Spencer House, Langley Park and Cliveden, and includes pieces made by the foremost craftsmen and designers of the 18th and 19th centuries including Chippendale, Ince & Mayhew, Linnell, Gomm, Lock, Cobb, Bullock and Gillows, as well as a selection of Chinese works of art.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Following the UK government’s announcement of new social restrictions, please note that our London premises are now closed to the public. All scheduled auctions are confirmed to continue, and we will be taking telephone and absentee bids, or via the Christie’s LIVE™ platform. The virtual pre-sale exhibition for Apter-Fredericks: 75 Years of Important English Furniture can be accessed from 13 January 2021 and virtual one-to-one appointments with specialists can be arranged upon request.
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