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
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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, Furniture@Doyle.com
Elaine Stainton, Paintings, 212-427-4141, ext 249, Paintings@Doyle.com
Todd Sell, Silver, 212-427-4141, ext 269, Silver@Doyle.com
Mark Moehrke, Russian Works of Art, 212-427-4141, ext 272, Russian@Doyle.com