11 September 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A ROYAL HOUSE
A PAIR OF TOLE PEINTE BLUE AND WHITE PALACE URNS
Each with a trellis-decorated body with shaped reserves depicting Chinoiserie scenes with a conformingly-decorated domed cover and shaped finial, minor losses to the painted decoration
50 in. (127 cm.) high (2)
Charles de Bestegui, château de Groussay.
Sold, as part of a set of seventeen, Sotheby's, Poulain le Fur, 2-6 June 1999, lot 1680.
Christie's, New York, 'A Summer in Southhampton', 28 November 2006, lot 379.
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Highlights from a New York auction of exceptional pieces by the top Parisian ateliers of the 19th century
Alexandra Stafford, the collector’s daughter, recalls her mother’s taste, connoisseurship, and sumptuous apartments
Specialist Will Strafford looks at some of the key names of the period, from Boulle to Riesener, Carlin, Cressent and Vandercruse
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru