Italian Baroque Celestial Table Globe Sells for $31,250
18th Century French School Landscape Fetches $20,000
The Sale Totaled Over $1.6 Million Amid Strong International Bidding
Doyle New York held an auction of Old Master Paintings and Drawings and Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations on May 19, 2010. The sale offered furniture and decorations from the 17th through early 19th centuries, as well as Continental, English and Chinese export porcelain, Georgian silver, sculpture, clocks, chandeliers, sconces, tapestries and rugs. The Old Master Paintings section of the sale showcased landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
With competitive international bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $1,645,935 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,152,900-1,786,000 with a strong 83% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.