27 May 1999
AN OAK CUPBOARD
North European, 16th Century and later
With later three plank top and plain sides, with a pair of doors centred with large floral rosettes between linen-fold panels, above an open compartment flanked by linen-fold panels on sleigh feet, formerly taller with a further tier below
42 in. (108 cm.) high; 58 in. (147 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep
The Rous Lench Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 3-7 July 1986, lot 666.
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The cupboard was discussed in an article in Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, February 1987.
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‘