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Robert de Balkany: Rome & the Côte d’Azur

London, 22 & 23 March 2017

Christie’s is delighted to offer over 700 lots from the collection of Robert de Balkany, from two of his houses – Palazzo Lancellotti in Rome and Château Balsan on the French Riviera.

Monsieur de Balkany was a passionate collector of European and English fine and decorative art, particularly clocks, silver, furniture and Old Masters. His exquisite tastes spanned a range of periods – from the Renaissance and the Baroque to Neoclassicism and the Empire and Regency periods – with works acquired over a period of more than 50 years.

Collection highlights include the Duke of York silver-gilt centrepiece by Edward Farrell; a pair of monumental terrestrial and celestial globes formerly in the Beistegui collection; six paintings depicting the life of Alexander the Great, by Gaspare Diziani; and an important Louis XVI mantel clock with figures of Le Jour et La Nuit after Michelangelo, after the model by André-Charles Boulle.

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Exhibition information

  • Auction

    22 & 23 March 2017

  • Exhibition

    18–22 March

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Enquiries

    Andrew Waters
    +44 (0) 207 389 2566