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Russian Silver Flatware Service Achieves $53,125 at Doyle New Yorks September 18, 2012 Belle Epoque Sale

Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Egyptian Revival Chaise Longue Sells for $40,625

  • Egyptian Revival Chaise Longue Sells for $40,625
  • Sale Totals a Strong $861,750
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your 19th and 20th Century Furniture, Decorations and Paintings

Doyle New York's Belle Epoque auction on September 19, 2012 showcased fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Elegant furniture and decorations of the Louis XV and XVI Revivals, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras were offered, as well as art glass, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, ivories, clocks, sconces, chandeliers, rugs, and a selection of Tiffany Studios articles. Complementing the furniture and decorations were an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.

With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $861,750 against a pre-sale estimate of $638,050-970,550, with 82% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.

The top lot of the day was a late 19th/early 20th century Russian silver flatware service retailed by C.E. Bolin, offered together with a group of Russian and other silver articles, that sold for $53,125, far surpassing its estimate of $5,000-7,000. Furniture was highlighted by an unusual Egyptian Revival bone inlaid mahogany chaise longue inspired by furnishings discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The chaise longue was almost identical to a piece used in the 1956 epic film, The Ten Commandments. Estimated at $1,500-2,500, the chaise longue achieved a strong $40,625.

All prices include the Buyers' Premium.


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