London, South Kensington
17 February 2008
A FRENCH GILTWOOD CANAPE
In the Louis XV style, late 19th/early 20th century
The shaped padded back with a channelled foliate and flowerhead carved cresting, padded arms with scrolled terminals and serpentine shaped padded seat covered in green floral damask, on cabriole legs with scrolled feet
66 in. (168 cm.) wide
The Long Gallery, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A. Chalcraft & J. Viscardi, Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle, London, 2007, p.143.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who
Christie’s Decorative Arts and Design specialists reveal the people, places and spaces that spark their senses
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July