14 May 2009
A PAIR OF FRENCH SIMULATED PORPHYRY AND PARCEL-GILT STOP-FLUTED PEDESTALS
BY ESCALIER DE CRISTAL, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
Each branded 'ESCALIER DE CRISTAL, PARIS'
40 in. (101.5 cm.) high (2)
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A landmark sale featuring rare examples of works by 19th and 20th-century masters of the medium
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The property developer describes his passion for stuffed animals, classical statuary and antique globes
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘