Past Auction

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the May 22, 2019 Sale


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  • Auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings & Drawings on January 30, 2019
  • Including Russian Works of Art
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the May 22, 2019 Sale

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on January 30, 2019 offers fine English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts from prominent estates and collections across the country. Spanning the Renaissance through the English Regency, the sale presented a broad selection of elegant furniture, decorations, Georgian silver, porcelain, sculpture, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, sconces, tapestries and rugs.

Featured in the auction were special sections devoted to Old Master Paintings & Drawings and Russian Works of Art. With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $1,937,594 against an estimate of $1,440,575-2,216,975 with 82% sold by lot and 89% sold by value.

Furniture highlights included a handsome George III mahogany library table that exemplified the change in taste from the late 18th century, with its use of satinwood inlay, to early 19th century Regency pieces that were inlaid with ebony and exotic woods from India and other Asian countries. The library table attracted trans-Atlantic competition that drove the price to $23,750, far surpassing its estimate of $10,000-15,000.

From the Estate of Marianne Schaller was a large micromosaic mirror from the late 19th/early 20th century that also exceeded expectations, fetching $22,500 against an estimate of $12,000-18,000. The mirror was decorated with panels depicting the lion of St. Mark and the Doge’s barge flanked by allegories of Summer and Autumn. Interested in saving the distressed mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Antonio Salviati, a lawyer from Vicenza, founded a firm in 1859 that developed a process for the production of mosaics. In doing so, Salviati saved the declining fortunes of the Venetian glass-making trade, resuscitating and energizing the industry. The mirror in the sale exhibited the feats of those new processes.

Rugs and carpets in the auction sold exceptionally strongly, highlighted by a Qum silk carpet from central Iran that realized $17,500 against an estimate of $7,000-10,000. The rug was finely woven with 576 knots per square inch and measured approx. 16.5 feet by 11.5 feet.

All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for the May 22, 2019 auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Furniture & Decorations, Peter Lang, 212-427-4141, ext 274, Furniture@Doyle.com
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269, Silver@Doyle.com
Rugs, Carpets & Tapestries: Mark Topalian, 212-427-4141, ext 243, Rugs@Doyle.com

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Peter Lang
212-427-4141, ext 274
Peter.Lang@Doyle.com

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  • A Private Collection
  • A Prominent New York Family
  • An East Hampton Estate
  • Estate of Gertrude Wabnig
  • Estate of James Chip Dale
  • Estate of James W. Smith
  • Estate of Lili Israel
  • Estate of Marianne Schaller
  • Estate of Norman Israel
  • Estate of Peter Mayer
  • Estate of Suzanne Schrag
  • Property from a Beekman Place Apartment
  • Property from a California Private Collection
  • Property from a Philadelphia Private Collection
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a West Coast Private Collection
  • Property from an Important Jewel Collector
  • Property from Los Angeles Designer Lauren King
  • Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman
  • Property of a Distinguished Maryland collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Red Bank, New Jersey Private Collector
  • Property of a San Francisco Collector
  • Property of a Southern Lady
  • The Estate of a Gentleman, Park Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of Eleanor Close Barzin
  • The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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Lot image - Heriz Carpet
Lot 472

Heriz Carpet

C Estate of Marianne Schaller
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $10,000 (includes buyer's premium)