Please note lots marked with a square will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) on the last day of the sale. Lots are not available for collection at Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services until after the third business day following the sale. All lots will be stored free of charge for 30 days from the auction date at Christie’s Rockefeller Center or Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn). Operation hours for collection from either location are from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday-Friday. After 30 days from the auction date property may be moved at Christie’s discretion. Please contact Post-Sale Services to confirm the location of your property prior to collection. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn). Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information.
Lots made of or including (regardless of the
percentage) endangered and other protected
species of wildlife are marked with the symbol ~
in the catalogue. This material includes, among
other things, ivory, tortoiseshell, crocodile skin,
rhinoceros horn, whalebone certain species of
coral, and Brazilian rosewood. You should check
the relevant customs laws and regulations before
bidding on any lot containing wildlife material if
you plan to import the lot into another country.
Several countries refuse to allow you to import
property containing these materials, and some
other countries require a licence from the relevant
regulatory agencies in the countries of exportation
as well as importation. In some cases, the lot can
only be shipped with an independent scientific
confirmation of species and/or age, and you will
need to obtain these at your own cost.
THE GIBSON CHET ATKINS CE AND CEC
The Gibson Chet Atkins CE and CEC were developed by The Gibson Company in conjunction with the guitarist and Nashville record producer Chet Atkins and his luthier Hascal Haile in 1982. The chambered semi-solid mahogany body and spruce top was fitted with six separate piezo pickups under the bridge allowing each string to be finely adjusted for volume. With a 25 ½ inch scale length the instrument was produced in two neck width models, the CEC with a standard 2 inches as found on most classical guitars and a narrower CE with a 1 7/8 inch width. Strung with nylon strings, the instrument supplies the warm and tonal quality of a traditional classical guitar without the feedback problems that plagued traditional classical guitars when amplified. These instruments became infinitely popular with performers for both stage and studio work. With the respect that Chet Atkins had gained among other players, the popularity of the instruments grew among professional circles and they were used by the likes of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Jack Johnson and, of course, David Gilmour.