Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
THE PROPERTY OF THE GRAFEN VON DER SCHULENBURG, SCHLOSS BURGSCHEIDUNGEN
Levin Friedrich von der Schulenburg (1670-1729) made his fortune in Piedmont as a Feldzeugmeister (General) and artillery commander-in-chief of the Duke of Savoy, King of Sardinia, and lived in Turin.
In October 1722 he bought Schloss Burgscheidungen in Thuringia. L. F. von der Schulenburg had the former fortress extensivly rebuilt and converted into a Baroque castle as Schloss Burgscheidungen was intended to be his retirement residence and house his possessions and art collection. Unfortunately he did not live to see the completion of the castle. Schloss Burgscheidungen remained in the family until 1945.