Event Date8 September 11:00 AM - 22 September 11:00 AM BST | Online auction 21055

The Collector: English & European Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art

The Collector: English & European Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art

Sale Overview

The Collector will be held online, bringing together the finest European and English furniture, sculpture, ceramics, silver, gold boxes and clocks from the 17th to the 20th century.

We are now welcoming consignments for this sale through the end of July. Please contact a specialist for a valuation.

Auction times
08 Sep 11:00 AM (BST)

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Paul Gallois

Paul Gallois

Head of European Furniture | European Furniture & Works of Art

Paul Gallois, Director, Head of European Furniture, has been based in London since 2015. Prior to this, he worked as a European Decorative Arts specialist in Christie’s New York in 2014 which was preceded by his training by renowned furniture expert and author Alexandre Pradère.

He now runs the sales of European Furniture and Works of Art at Christie’s London, working closely with the international Decorative Arts team with an important focus on expertise and research on European Furniture masterpieces. He has made important discoveries in this field such as the bureau de pente by Jacques Dubois delivered to Madame de Pompadour which sold in 2018 for £1,871,250 (against an estimate of £70,000-100,000) or the 18th century baron de Besenval provenance of a bureau plat and cartonnier from Marion Lambert collection in 2021.

In 2019, Paul Gallois headed the landmark sale, ‘Masterpieces from a Rothschild collection’, an international success selling for a total of £25,394,625 (against a pre-sale estimate of £8 to 12 million), including five lots of 18th century French furniture selling for over a million pounds.

Paul has a Law degree from the University Panthéon-Assas and also holds a degree in 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.
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.
Isabelle Cartier-Stone

Isabelle Cartier-Stone

Specialist | Silver

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.
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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