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!
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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.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
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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]