30 August - 1 September 2011
PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION
[DRAMA.] -- The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization. Alfred Bates, editor. London: Historical Publishing Company, 1903.
20 volumes, 8o (222 x 147 mm). Colored engraved title in volume one, all volumes with titles printed in red and black, numerous engraved plates (some colored). Contemporary red half calf, spines gilt with marbled paper gilt lettering-pieces (some staining and rubbing).
LIMITED EDITION, numbered 923 of 1000 copies of the "King Edward Edition." (20)
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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
The world-renowned interior designer selects favourite objects from our forthcoming Interiors sale in London on 13 September
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
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
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England