Past Auction

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts / Old Master Paintings

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10am EST |
New York
  • Sale of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings on January 31, 2018
  • Including a Section Devoted to Russian Works of Art

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Old Master Paintings and Drawings on January 31, 2018. The sale presented a broad selection of furniture and decorative arts, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings offered landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

With international competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a strong $1,817,186 against an estimate of $1,221,100-1,859,900 with an exceptional 85% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.

Highlighting the sale was a pair of Louis XVI giltwood small canapés by Nicolas-Denis Delaisement, maître in 1776, formerly in the collection of the Earl of Rosebery. They were part of a larger suite in the Green Drawing Room at Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, the country seat of Baron Meyer de Rothschild designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. Competitive international bidding drove the price soaring over their estimate of $8,000-12,000 to achieve an exceptional $131,250.

The silver section of the auction offered examples by a number of prominent Georgian silversmiths, including a delicate 1766 epergne by Thomas Pitts estimated at $7,000-10,00 that fetched $11,250 and a pair of covered entrée dishes, 1805, by Paul Storr, engraved with the arms of Bewicke with Spearman in pretence for Calverley Bewicke that sold for $8,125, surpassing their estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Jacques Vaillant (1643-1691) was a highly regarded portraitist in Amsterdam, the Hague, and at several European courts. The sale offered a portait of an aristocratic boy dressed for a wild-boar hunt, the most dangerous form of the chase. His elegant, Roman-style sandals and the antique statuette behind him suggest that he comes from an ancient family. The work was formerly in the collection of the noted collector and philanthropist Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. It was purchased in 1975 by a private collector in Alexandria, Virginia, in whose family it has descended. The painting attracted trans-Atlantic interest that sent the portrait to $20,000, exceeding its estimate of $8,000-12,000.

Russian Works of Art

A special section of the auction was devoted to Russian Works of Art, including property from the Collection of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. Read More About the Sale

We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for the May 2018 auction of English & Continental Furniture Decorative Arts, Old Master Paintings & Drawings, and Russian Works of Art. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact:
Peter Lang, Furniture & Decorations, 212-427-4141, ext 274, [email protected]
Elaine Stainton, Paintings, 212-427-4141, ext 249, [email protected]
Todd Sell, Silver, 212-427-4141, ext 269, [email protected]
Mark Moehrke, Russian Works of Art, 212-427-4141, ext 272, [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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Elaine Banks Stainton
212-427-4141, ext 238
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Todd Sell
212-427-4141, ext 269
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Mark Moehrke
212-427-4141, ext 272
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  • A New York Private Estate
  • Estate of a Distinguished New York Collector
  • Estate of a New York Lady
  • Estate of Aileen Pei
  • Estate of Anne Marie Aberbach
  • Estate of Eleanor Johnson
  • Estate of Eugene M. Lang
  • Estate of Eve G. Kingsland
  • Estate of Hermine Leventhal
  • Estate of James H. Wickersham Jr.
  • Estate of Rhoda Blumberg
  • Estate of Stephen Stempler
  • Proceeds to Benefit Habitat for Humanity
  • Property from a Beekman Place Apartment
  • Property from a California Private Collection
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Collection
  • Property from a New York Private Estate
  • Property from a Philadelphia Private Collection
  • Property from a Private Minneapolis Collection
  • Property from a Private New York Estate
  • Property from a San Diego Private Collection
  • Property from a Virginia Private Collection
  • Property from an Arizona Private Collection
  • Property from the Collection of Anne Eisenhower
  • Property from the Collection of Bennett and Judie Weinstock
  • Property from the Collection of Judith Taubman
  • Property from the Descendants of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia
  • Property of a Lady of Title
  • Property of a Manhattan Lady
  • Property of a New York City Private Collector
  • Property of a New York Collector
  • Property of a New York Museum
  • The Collection of Adolfo
  • The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection
  • The property of Doyle New York

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