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.
Founded in New York City in 1952, The Guild Guitars Incorporated originally focused on the manufacture of electric and arch-top jazz guitars. By 1956 production had been moved out of Manhattan across the Hudson River to Hoboken, New Jersey. The swift growth of folk music in American popular culture forced an alteration in Guild’s production with an emphasis on flat-top acoustic guitars. Guild was highly successful in making this production shift and managed to excel in a deeply competitive market that demanded high quality production standards. Guild instruments were recognized then as now for being well-made utilitarian instruments for the professional player. Of special note is the quality of Guild’s 12-string guitars. In the 1960s these instruments were far superior to any competitors’ 12-string on the market and achieved a dedicated following from professional and amateur musicians. Guild 12-string guitars remain highly regarded to this day.