Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Sotheby’s Smashes World Record for Any Piece of English Furniture Sold at Auction

December 8, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- In the midst of the excitement surrounding the record price achieved for Audubon’s Birds of America yesterday, another world record was set in a different field. An exquisite serpentine-shaped Harrington Commode, dating to circa 1770 and almost certainly crafted by Thomas Chippendale, exceeded the previous world record for any piece of English furniture at auction* by over £1 million. Following a stretch of prolonged bidding in the sale room, the commode achieved a sum three times that of its [...]

Sotheby’s to Sell the Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland, Pioneers of the “Mallett Style”

April 9, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- On Wednesday, 28 April 2010, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a collection of English furniture which – in its exceptional quality and aesthetic appeal – defines the connoisseurship and unfailing eye of two of the greatest protagonists ever to have worked in the furniture business: Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland. Together, the 150 lots to be offered – each one exactingly chosen for its artistic merit – are expected to realise a sum in excess of £700,000. As [...]

Christie’s to Sell Exemplary English Walnut, Oak & Yew Furniture

February 10, 2010 by  
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LONDON.- Christie’s announce the sale of stellar English furniture from the John Parry collection on Thursday, March 25. An internationally renowned collector in the field, Parry’s passionate connoisseurship, his eye for detail, rare design and his commitment to quality, is showcased by exemplary walnut, oak and yew furniture dating from the 17th Century to the 18th Century. This group of 120 works is a tour de force, celebrating the warmth and character of the veneers, their beautiful patination and colour, [...]