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Event Date13 October 10:00 AM EDT | Live auction 19993

The Exceptional Sale

New York
The Exceptional Sale

Sale Overview

The Exceptional Sale will offer an engaging and highly-curated group of masterpieces ranging from wonders of the ancient world and 17th century marvels of time to icons of American popular culture and rock n’ roll. A rare Roman bronze and niello table, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. and an Ausburg Elephant-form automaton clock restituted to the Heirs of Maximilian Baron Von Goldschmidt-Rothschild lead the sale offerings. Masterworks of decorative art range from a recently rediscovered royal masterpiece, an exquisite secrétaire by BVRB made for Louis XV’s cabinet at the château de Saint Hubert, to classic English furniture with storied country house provenance. Important silver from private collections, including the Collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest, French ‘Japonisme’ sculpture and a rare Chinese Tang camel and groom from an important private collection round out the diverse array of objets d’art. A select group of significant electric guitars is headlined by Les Paul’s personal Gibson ‘Goldtop’, an instrument developed circa 1952 to meet the demanding standards of guitar virtuoso and inventor, Les Paul, who designated this instrument his ‘Number One’.

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13 Oct 10:00 AM (EDT) Lots 1-26

Our specialist’s selection

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Casey Rogers

Casey Rogers

Head of Sale | European Furniture & Works of Art

Casey Rogers is a Specialist Head of Christie's 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art department in New York. Ms. Rogers joined the department in 2003 and currently oversees business and client development, as well as cataloguing and academic research for auction sales of important furniture, sculpture and works of art. During her tenure, Ms. Rogers has achieved exceptional results across the category, including $528,000 for an important Gilded Age bronze and marble mantelpiece, designed by Jules Allard, which holds the world auction record, $583,500 for a rare commode by leading ébéniste, François Linke, as well as the record-breaking price of $1,325,000 for an exceptional pair of Baccarat torchères sold on behalf of Warner Bros. Studios.

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