The review of furniture auctions. Furniture auctions of this summer have begun two large sensations. On June, 9th in New York on Christie’s almost that zamln (, 842 million) has been sold small coffee table XX of century from assembly of the Greek critic. The little table has been made from simple glasses and an oak (a leg and a skeleton) in 1949 the Italian designer Karlo Mollino (Carlo Mollino), its starting price made all 0-200 thousand But bargained for this lot five buyers have raised the price up to unknown heights, having created these a new world record for modern furniture. Five years ago a desk made by well-known French master Jacque-Ýìèëåì Rulmanom, have sold all for , 8 million
The second bright event of a summer season has occured in London at Christie’s and as on June, 9th. For a bookcase of 1761 from estate Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire , executed under Robert Adam's project (Robert Adam), the unknown buyer has paid boleemln (Â£1 one million 464).
July auctions of such figures do not predict, but all can sluchtsya. The main event at Christie’s will be realization of furniture from a collection of well-known Portuguese financier Antonio Shampalimo (Antonio Champalimaud). The tenders zaplanirovanny for July, 6th and 7 in London, in gallery King Street. In furniture stringe this collection experts consider as the most attractive subject a set of the varnished furniture from an ebony of the Lui XVI, which includes Claude-Charles Sonire's locker (Claude-Charles Saunier) with an insert from the Sicilian jasper. Estimejt a locker 800 òûñ–1,2 one million
The big assortment of furniture XVI-XVII of a century will present Christie’s on July, 12th. Tenders OAK, COUNTRY FURNITURE, FOLK ART, WORKS OF ART AND SCULPTURE will pass(take place) in London, in South Kensington. There the central place belongs to oak buffet of the beginning of XVII century, estimejt Â£8–12 one thousand, from a private(an individual) collection. The front part of this two-storeyed buffet is decorated by a remarkable face-to-face ornament.
Welsh altarnyj the table from a yew with a slate table-top of XVIII century is exposed with initial cost in Â£5–8 one thousand Two oak chest of XVI century – German of 1578 with a heraldic insert and French Gothic – have fine carved patterns and are exhibited with an estimation in Â£1–2 and in Â£2–3 accordingly.
The years tenders at Sotheby’s in it to year noticeably are more modest. Priorities of auction ARCADE PAINTINGS and FURNITURE on July, 14th in New York – in English and French pastoral furniture in basic XIX centuries. Indisputable top lot – the gilt round little table in neoklassicheskom style of hands of master Peter Dure (PIETRE DURE), estimejt-6 thousand At podnozhya a little table – three gold eagles, a black table-top it is decorated by a mosaic ornament. Two baroque zhardinerki in identical execution (gold with black) are exposed with estmejtom , 5-2 thousand
At Bonhams the nearest month it is planned five auctions of furniture. On July, 5th London tenders Furniture and Early Works of Art will be full the Dutch and English furniture. So, the Dutch secretary from mahogany of the first quarter of XIX century is exposed on the tenders with estimejtom Â£1–1,5 one thousand (lot ¹ 167) Precisely with the same estimation is exhibited the underestimated bookcase of an epoch regentstva from tropical breeds of mahogany, with white silk shtorkami.
On auction Furniture at Bonhams on July, 12th the choice will be richer. Among the subjects exposed on the tenders, are most attractive Victorian divannyj a little table of workshop Kendall and Co from tropical breeds of red trees with initial by in Â£2–3 one thousand (lot ¹ 2), with same estimejtom a bookcase of second half XIX century (lot ¹ 5) and six Italian armchairs of the Lui XIV with estimejtom Â£1–1,5 (lot ¹ 1). It is not complex to guess, that on English auctions of this summer season a choice about identical that you will not tell about the Americans, taking a great interest the European pastoral or furniture of own manufacture.
By the way, the period furniture both at European, and at colonial collectors is appreciated by the same principles: to age (the staree, the better), provenansu (till June, 2005 the majority of loud sales was necessary on furniture of the French kings of the Lui XIV – the Lui XVI), and a condition. But sometimes simply beautiful subject costs more than wedding set of the French kings from Versailles. So was on Christie’s in Paris in the before last spring when inlaid the chest has been sold by pearls and porcelain plates for ? 4,349 million, and a secretary of XIX century in which the Lui XVI stored letters of the mistresses – all" for ? 3,217 million