29 - 30 November 2012
A SUITE OF FRENCH GILTWOOD SEAT FURNITURE
THE FRAMES 19TH CENTURY, THE TAPESTRY COVERS 18TH CENTURY AND PROBABLY BEAUVAIS
Comprising a canape, two bergères à la reine and four fauteuils, each covered in tapestry, probably Beauvais, inscribed in red with museum accession numbers 44.102-8 (7)
By repute Dowager Queen Mary of England, Marlborough House, London.
Bequest of the Estate of Elizabeth Severance Prentiss, Cleveland, 1944.
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Catalogue of the Elizabeth Severence Prentiss Collection, Cleveland, 1944.
Christie’s first dedicated sale of modern and contemporary ceramics — Un/Breakable — traces the medium from Paul Gauguin to Grayson Perry
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
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
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England