Past Auction

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Wed, May 26, 2021 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Competition for Traditional Furniture Drives Sale Total Over Expectations!


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  • Successful Auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts on May 26, 2021
  • Determined Bidders from Both Sides of the Atlantic Drove Sale Total Over Estimate!
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complementary Auction Estimates of Your Furniture & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on May 26, 2021 saw determined bidders from both sides of the Atlantic vying for traditional English and Continental furniture and decorative arts. The sale showcased a broad selection of elegant  furniture, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs from prominent estates and collections.

With international competitive bidding, the sale totaled a successful $762,623, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $452,700-690,100, with an exceptional 94% sold by lot and 99% by value.

Highlighting the sale was a circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, that achieved $46,875, far over its $25,000-35,000 estimate. The giltwood base was lavishly-carved with lions, Bacchic masks and floral swags supporting an alabaster top.

Attracting fierce competition was a German gilt-brass compass by Christopher Schissler from 1566 that soared past its estimate of $3,000-5,000 to realize a stunning $43,750. Christopher Schissler (c.1531-1608) was the outstanding instrument maker of the 16th century, noteworthy for the quality of his work and variety of his output. Between 1553, when he gained his Freedom of Augsburg as 'Geometrischer und Astronomischer Werkmeister' and also married, and his retirment in 1605, he made a wide variety of instruments. Schissler's production was extensive and more than one hundred instruments by him are known. They were widely distributed throughout Europe, in part through the Fugger family network and clients included Emperor Rudolph II, Augustus Elector of Saxony and the Dukes of Bavaria.

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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. 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]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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Peter Lang
212-427-4141, ext 274
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  • Estate of Ambassador and Mrs. Evan G. Galbraith
  • Estate of Herbert Kasper
  • Estate of Loucel G. Lipman
  • Estate of Mildred C. Brinn
  • Estate of Nancy Hoguet Tilghman
  • Estate of Pauline Ireland, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby
  • Property from a New York Private Collection
  • Property from a New York Private Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection, Southampton, New York
  • Property from the Collection of Ambassador Ivan and Mrs. Nina Selin, Washington, D.C.
  • Property from the Estate of A. Edward Allinson, Palm Beach
  • Property from The Estate of Dr. Alex Eliseo Asencio
  • Property of a New York Family
  • Property of a Private Collector, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property of a Private Collector, London, Fifth Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • The Estate of Catherine Ann Moore Cavanaugh

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