The Exceptional Sale

The Exceptional Sale

Sale Overview

Christie’s New York Exceptional Sale is a tightly curated selection of masterworks led this year by an over-life-size Roman marble figure of the Emperor Hadrian. Top European decorative arts include a Royal Victorian silver centerpiece and a French Neo-Grec bureau plat by Etienne Levasseur while pieces of esteemed provenance include a pair of commodes made by Maison Jansen for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a pair of 17th century bronze andirons from the Rothschilds’ famed Château de Ferrières, a rare Russian carpet with the crowned monogram of Empress Maria Feodorovna and a commode commissioned by King Carlos III of Spain. The sale also features Miles Davis's ‘Moon and Stars’ trumpet and the Hasselblad camera used by famed Hollywood photojournalist Douglas Kirkland to shoot his iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe. 

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