The object I’d take home

The object I’d take home

From original Icart etchings to 200-year-old dining tables ideal for entertaining in style — 5 experts reveal what they’d take home from our Interiors sale on August 17

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  • Eight costume designs

Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949), Alexandre Zinoviev (1889-1977) and Louis Gaudin Zig (1882-1936), Eight theatrical costume designs. All pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour on paper. 18 x 11 ¾ in (45.6 x 29.8 cm); and smaller. Sold together with a further costume design, attributed to Endre Nemes (1909-1995), signed ENDRE and executed circa 1940s. Estimate £1,500-2,500.
Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949), Alexandre Zinoviev (1889-1977) and Louis Gaudin 'Zig' (1882-1936), Eight theatrical costume designs. All pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour on paper. 18 x 11 ¾ in (45.6 x 29.8 cm); and smaller. Sold together with a further costume design, attributed to Endre Nemes (1909-1995), signed 'ENDRE' and executed circa 1940s. Estimate: £1,500-2,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christie's South Kensington

Lisa Johnson, Contributing Editor, Christie’s Interiors: ‘I love the humour in this dainty drawing, which dates from the most celebrated years of the Folies Bergère. I would hang the eight designs in a grid on a wall in my daughter’s bedroom.’

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  • George III oak farmhouse table

A George III figured oak farmhouse table. Late 18th century, Welsh or Welsh Borders. 31 ¾ in (81 cm) high; 77 ½ in (197 cm) long; 35 in (89 cm) wide. Estimate £1,500-2,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christies South Kensington
A George III figured oak farmhouse table. Late 18th century, Welsh or Welsh Borders. 31 ¾ in (81 cm) high; 77 ½ in (197 cm) long; 35 in (89 cm) wide. Estimate: £1,500-2,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christie's South Kensington

Lily Faber, Furniture and Works of Art specialist: ‘This table is rustic in feel and appearance with just the right amount of wear. It would be the perfect table to gather around for a nice, hearty meal, complete with crusty bread.’

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  • Painted iron and brass baker’s rack

A French painted-iron baker’s rack. Late 19thearly 20th century. With brass and copper mounts supporting slatted shelves. 87 in (221 cm) high; 80 in (203 cm) wide; 20 in (51 cm) deep. Estimate £1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christies South Kensington
A French painted-iron baker’s rack. Late 19th/early 20th century. With brass and copper mounts supporting slatted shelves. 87 in (221 cm) high; 80 in (203 cm) wide; 20 in (51 cm) deep. Estimate: £1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christie's South Kensington

Mark Stephen, Works of Art specialist: ‘Ideal for a contemporary interior, this French baker’s rack could be used as a display stand in a conservatory, hall, or anywhere else in the house. It’s typical of the type of antique that appeals to the decorator market’.

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  • Louis Icart’s etchings

Louis Icart (1888-1950). Favourite, 1920, and Black Shawl, 1925. Both signed, one with Estampe Moderne seal. Etching, aquatint and drypoint, framed and glazed. 18 ⅞ (48 cm) x 14 ½ in (37 cm) and 17 ¼ in (44 cm) x 12 ½ in (31.8 cm). Estimate £1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christies South Kensington
Louis Icart (1888-1950). Favourite, 1920, and Black Shawl, 1925. Both signed, one with Estampe Moderne seal. Etching, aquatint and drypoint, framed and glazed. 18 ⅞ (48 cm) x 14 ½ in (37 cm) and 17 ¼ in (44 cm) x 12 ½ in (31.8 cm). Estimate: £1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christie's South Kensington

Fiona Baker, 20th Century Works of Art specialist: ‘Icart’s etchings always depict elegant women, often with a touch of humour.’

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  • William IV rosewood stool

A buttoned-leather rosewood stool. 19th century, adapted. 18 in (46 cm) high; 60 in (152.5 cm) wide; 31 in (79 cm) deep. Estimate £2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christies South Kensington
A buttoned-leather rosewood stool. 19th century, adapted. 18 in (46 cm) high; 60 in (152.5 cm) wide; 31 in (79 cm) deep. Estimate: £2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in the Interiors sale on 17 August at Christie's South Kensington

Hannah Banting, Producer: ‘This is a really good piece of old furniture and still very usable. It would be great for a game of backgammon with a friend.’