Auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts on May 25, 2022
Old Master Paintings and English & Continental Silver Offered on May 24, 2022
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
NEW YORK, NY -- English & Continental Week at Doyle topped $1.8 million as bidders from around the world competed over two days of sales on May 24 and 25, 2022. Showcased was a broad selection of elegant furniture and decorative arts, Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings, and a dazzling selection of silver by prominent English and Continental silversmiths. Over 600 lots were auctioned representing prominent estates and distinguished collections from the New York area and other regions of the country.
Furniture & Decorative Arts
Highlighting the decorative arts was a pair of Italian 19th century micromosaic panels of Bacchus and a Bacchante in the manner of Giacomo Raffaelli that more than tripled the estimate of $15,000-25,000, realizing $75,600. The creation of images in micromosaic was long a tradition of Roman craftsmen whose work in ancient times adorned buildings across the Empire, and in the 16th century saw a revival with the decoration of St. Peter's Basilica. Micromosaic panels such as these were often purchased by aristocrats enjoying the European Grand Tour.
Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings
Leading the Old Master Paintings was a 15th/16th century Flemish school portrait of a soldier that soared over its $3,000-5,000 estimate amid international competition to achieve a stunning $81,900. The work was once thought to be a portrait of the Spanish General Gonzalo de Cordova (Read More).
English & Continental Silver
Highlighting the silver offerings was a George III honey skep on stand by London silversmith Paul Storr that doubled its $10,000-20,000 estimate, achieving an exceptional $37,800. Dated 1799 and measuring 4 ¼ inches in height, the clever piece was designed as a traditional bee hive, which when lifted revealed a glass bowl for honey (Read More).
A Walkabout with the Specialist
Specialist Sebastian Clarke led a tour of select exhibition highlights livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork.
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We Invite You to Auction!
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: Sebastian Clarke, 212-427-4141, ext 274, [email protected]
Rugs, Carpets & Tapestries: Mark Topalian, 212-427-4141, ext 243, [email protected]