Past Auction

English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10am EST |
New York
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Soaring Prices Reflect a Robust Auction Market for Traditional Funishings and Decorative Arts


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  • Successful Auction of English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts on January 26, 2022
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Estimates for Your Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s successful auction on January 26, 2022 clearly illustrates the robust international market for furniture and decorative arts. Hundreds of private collectors, prominent decorators, design influencers and distinguished dealers from both sides of the Atlantic vied for English and Continental furniture, silver and decorative arts with exceptional results. The offerings included a broad selection of elegant furniture, silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs from estates and collections across the country.

With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled a successful $1,296,150, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $734,550-1,149,650, with an exceptional 93% sold by lot and 100% by value.

Highlighting the sale was an impressive Louis XVI style three-piece bedroom suite by François Linke (1855–1946) that achieved $50,400, many times its estimate of $10,000-15,000. Linke was one of the most prominent and sought-after Parisian ébénistes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the circa 1900 gilt bronze mounted plum pudding mahogany suite reflected the high level of quality and craftsmanship typical of his furnishings.

From the collection of a Prominent New York Family was an elegant Japanese black lacquer and parcel gilt cabinet on a late Régence exuberantly carved giltwood stand that soared past its estimate of $4,000-6,000 to realize a stunning $44,100.

A George II walnut armchair of unusual form and upholstered in mid-18th century needlework attracted determined competition that sent the bidding to $37,800, more than ten times the high estimate of $2,000-3,000.

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Specialist Sebastian Clarke led a tour of the exhibition highlights on January 21 livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork
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Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings

The January 26 auction commenced with a special section presenting Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings (lots 1-82). Read More


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future sales. 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, Sebastian Clarke, 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

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Sebastian Clarke
561-223-2162 / 212-427-4141, ext 274
[email protected]

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  • Collection of David G. Carter
  • Collection of Norman and Diane Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
  • Estate of Gertrud Levy
  • Estate of Isobel Robins Konecky
  • Estate of Thomas Koch
  • Estate of William Taft
  • From the Private Collection of Jacob and Sylvia Levy
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Estate
  • Property from a Palm Beach Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property from an Upper East Side Estate
  • Property from The Estate of Dr. Alex Eliseo Asencio
  • Property from the Estate of Frances Brunel LaGatta Shelton
  • Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
  • Property from the Estate of Roger Prigent
  • Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection
  • Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection
  • Property of a New York Private Collection
  • Property of a Private Collector, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property of a Private Collector, London, Fifth Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • Property of a Prominent New York Family
  • Property of an US Ambassador's Granddaughter
  • The Estate of Alexandra Krosta Jones
  • The Estate of June Marston Dyson
  • The Estate of Madelyn Brown Harris

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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Lot image - Heriz Carpet
Lot 391

Heriz Carpet

C Collection of Norman and Diane Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Sold for $20,160 (includes buyer's premium)