16 February 2006
To be sold to benefit the Studio Museum in Harlem.
This lot is offered without a reserve
THREE AFRICAN SPEARS,
the longest: 103½in. (260cm.) high (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note this lot contains 2 spears, not 3, as noted in the catalogue.
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
Lisa Salzer-Wiles, founder of Lulu Frost, selects favourite items from the collections of Robert Couturier, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd
Celebrity estate agent Josh Flagg on how he acquired a gilt mirror and other treasures formerly owned by Betsy Bloomingdale
Our guide to the forms, ornamentations and carving styles, illustrated with lots from our Important American Furniture sale on 19 January
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered in London on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago