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Event Date19 May 10:30 AM BST | Live auction 19798

The Collector: Live

The Collector: Live

Sale Overview

The Collector brings together the finest European and English furniture, works of art, ceramics, silver, gold boxes and clocks from the 17th to the 19th century. Presented over two sessions, the live sale in London on 19 May showcases pieces selected for their distinctive craftsmanship and provenance. 

This season, creative director and luxury brand consultant, Peter Copping serves as tastemaker. Together with his husband Rambert Rigaud, he has recently launched La Carlière, an eponymous collection of haute cushions and throws inspired by their 15th-century manor house in Normandy. Six styled room from within La Carliere have been interpreted as a painting by interiors portraiture specialist SJ Axelby.

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Auction times
19 May 10:30 AM (BST) Lots 1-131
19 May 02:00 PM (BST) Lots 200-315

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Alison Grey

Alison Grey

Head of Sale, Decorative Arts Specialist | 19th Century Furniture & Works of Art

Alison joined Christie’s in 2014 following an undergraduate degree in Art History and French from Skidmore College and a master’s in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons School of Design/ Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian. Having previously worked cross-category as a Junior Specialist in the New York Decorative Arts department, Alison joined the London office 2017.

With a passion for original research and the Great Exhibitions, Alison works internationally, contributing to sales in London, Paris, and New York. Highlights include contributing to the sales ‘American Collecting in the English Tradition: Property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’ (Christie’s New York, 2015), ‘A Golden Age: An Important Collection of 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Art’ (Christie’s New York, 2018), and ‘C’est Fou!: An Amazing Private Collection (Christie’s Paris, 2018).

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