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Event Date27 January 11:00 AM GMT - 10 February 11:00 AM GMT | Online auction 21054

The Collector

Sale Overview

The January edition of The Collector reminds us of the timeless beauty and endurance of exceptional works of art crafted over the last 500 years. In the words of William Morris, ‘We are only trustees for those that come after us’ and  this sale showcases important European and English furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, clocks and gold boxes from the 16th to the 20th century, ready to enrich the most stylish interiors of our times.  

The Collector features works from distinguished English and European private collections stretching from Danzig to Augsburg and Paris to London, with historical works from houses like Ickworth, Castle Howard, Port Eliot and Brynkinalt, and examples owned by landmark collectors such as William Beckford and Baron Gustave de Rothschild. Additional highlights include an important group of German silver tankards and beakers, a Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer bureau de pente by Jacques Dubois, works by Chippendale, Crace and Gillows, and a wonderful selection of services from Herend, Baccarat and Royal Copenhagen’s famous Flora Danica pattern.

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27 Jan 11:00 AM (GMT)

Our specialist’s selection

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Paul Gallois

Paul Gallois

Specialist, Head of European Furniture | European Furniture & Works of Art

Paul Gallois, Specialist, Head of European Furniture, has been based in London since 2015 after he worked as a European Decorative Arts specialist in Christie’s New York in 2014. He runs the European Furniture and Works of Art sales in Christie’s King Street while supporting the international team with research and expertise on masterpieces of European Furniture. Paul Gallois achieved a Law degree from the University Panthéon-Assas and also holds a degree in the History of Art from the Sorbonne.
Peter Horwood

Peter Horwood

Director, English Furniture | English Furniture & Works of Art

Peter joined Christie's Furniture department in 1996 and has worked on countless auction sales at South Kensington and King Street including noble and country house sales and English and European corporate collections. Highlights include cataloguing the contents of Tyntesfield, Somerset, acquired for the Nation in June 2002 by the National Trust, furniture from the Bank of England in 2004, the superb collection of furniture and works of art of the late Simon Sainsbury sold June 2008 which realised a total of £16,512,000, and The Spencer House sale in July 2010. Peter is Head of sale for The English Collector held twice yearly and catalogues The Exceptional Sale.
Isabelle Cartier-Stone

Isabelle Cartier-Stone

Specialist | Gold Boxes & Objects of Vertu

Isabelle Cartier-Stone first joined Christie’s in 1997 working in Geneva and Monaco before opening the first silver auctions in Paris in 2001 with the Karl Lagerfeld collection. In 2006, she became a consultant working on important sales such the Yves-Saint-Laurent collection in 2009 or the Pinto collection in 2017. During that period, she also wrote and contributed to several publications on French, Belgian and German silver. In 2018, she returned to Christie’s London working for the silver and the gold boxes departments. A specialist in continental silver, Isabelle has a strong interest in researching provenance and history of objects with a view to reaching a new audience of collectors.
Harry Williams-Bulkeley

Harry Williams-Bulkeley

International Head of Silver Department | Silver

Harry Williams-Bulkeley joined Christie’s in 1990 and has worked on many of the greatest collections to appear at auction in the last twenty years. He has catalogued and researched English, French and other European silver for sale in London, Geneva and Paris. He became head of silver at Christie’s King Street in 1996 and has worked on many of the landmark silver sales of the last fifteen years. He became European Head of Department in 2010.

He has worked on many single owner collections and is very aware of the importance of provenance and history when offering great silver for sale. He has a particular interest in and knowledge of British and European history and heraldry.

In his role as European Head of Department he coordinated the marketing and sale strategy of the Benson Collection, working very closely with his colleagues in Paris, London and New York to ensure the spoons are presented to the highest standard, marketed in the most effective manner and promoted to the widest possible audience of potential buyers.
Matilda Burn

Matilda Burn

Specialist | European Ceramics & Glass

Matilda Burn graduated from the University of Warwick (First Class) with a BA in Art History, and she then gained an MA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute, London. Between 2010 and 2011 Matilda worked as a cataloguer in the Sir John Soane Museum, principally cataloguing drawings, before joining Christie’s in 2011. Matilda began her career at Christie’s in the House Sales department, and joined the London Ceramics and Glass department in 2012 as a specialist, covering British and European ceramics and glass dating from the medieval period through to circa 1900.

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