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, [email protected]
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269, [email protected]
Rugs, Carpets & Tapestries: Mark Topalian, 212-427-4141, ext 243, [email protected]