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500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe including Oriental Carpets New York October 19-20, 2011 Sale no:

: 2473 Top Ten [All sold prices include buyers premium] Sold: $7,431,188 4,703,284 Lots Sold: 392 Lots Offered: 545 Sold by Lot: 72% Exchange Rate: = $1.58 / = $1.38
Lot Description A Pair of George III Sycamore, Satinwood and Marquetry Pier Tables, attributed to William Moore of Dublin, circa 1775 An Important Roman Micromosaic Table, by Michelangelo Barberi, Rome, dated 1851 A Pair of Monumental Vienna Style Porcelain Cobalt-Blue Ground Vases and Covers, Ein Bacchanel and Ein Bacchantenzug, late 19th century A Charles II Pietra Dura Mounted Oyster-Veneered Tulipwood, Kingwood ad Rosewood cabinet-on-Stand, circa 1680 A William and Mary Walnut Bureau-Cabinet, circa 1700 Rgulateur Au Char dApollon: A French OrmoluMounted and Malachite-Veneered Rgulateur, Paris, late 19th century, the malachite 20th century A Mintons Pte-Sur-Pte Olive-Brown Two-Handled Vase and Cover, Comparaison, date cypher circa 1892 A Pair of Mintons 1888 Exposition Pte-Sur-Pte Chocolate-brown and Ivory Ground Pompeiian Vases and Covers, completed June 1888 A Near Pair of Napoleon III Ormolu-Mounted Ebony and Lacquer Commodes, after Jean-Henri Riesener, circa 1870 An Empire Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Side Cabinet, circa 1805 Estimate ($) Purchase Price $326,500 206,646 236,594 $290,500 183,861 210,507 $230,500 145,886 167,029 $182,500 115,506 132,426 $176,500 111,709 127,899 $170,500 107,911 123,551 $134,500 85,127 97,464 $128,500 81,329 93,116 $122,500 77,532 88,768 $122,500 77,532 88,768

5,384,919 Sold by $: 78%


Buyer

567

80,000-120,000

UK Private

21

200,000-300,000

US Private

87

120,000-180,000

US Private

445

100,000-200,000

UK Trade

443

80,000-120,000

Private

118

80,000-120,000

US Private

458

60,000-80,000

US Trade

462

30,000-50,000

Private

54

120,000-180,000

US Trade

365

30,000-50,000

UK Trade

Casey Rogers, Specialist, 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art, comments: Exceptional quality, rarity and provenance drew spirited bidding to the offerings in the 19th Century Decorative Arts category and we are extremely pleased with the enthusiastic response for the eclectic mix of furniture, sculpture and ceramics. Iconic American collections led Wednesdays morning session and an array of international clientele bid furiously for re-discovered masterworks from the Bernard Castro Collection, which far exceeded estimates and totaled $636,000. Leading this group was a rare 1851 micromosaic table by the celebrated mosaicist, Michelangelo Barberi, which achieved $290,500. Anne Igelbrink, Specialist of European Furniture & Works of Art, said: This sale underlined the unceasing demand for rare, top quality lots across all categories. Buyers from around the globe competed heatedly and paid top prices for European furniture from all periods. Early examples, such as the Charles II Pietra dura mounted cabinet-on-stand soared, realizing $182,500 and bidding was equally spirited for later furniture such as the pair of George III pier tables attributed to William Moore of Dublin, realizing $326,500 and an Empire mahogany side cabinet, realizing $122,500, both of which soared to over double their high estimates. Melissa Bennie, Head of European Ceramics and Glass, added: Lead by the Mintons pte-sur-pte masterworks by Louis Solon, the European ceramics saw active bidding from around the world with many of the top lots ultimately remaining in American collections. Highlights included a pair of massive Vienna style vases that realized $230,500 and strong results for Berlin porcelain in the form of tea wares and plaques. The group was complimented by a solid 100% sold result for the Meissen figure collection sold to benefit The Maridon Museum. Stefan Kist, Christie's New York, Director of European Decorative Arts, said: In this sale, our buyers proved to be diverse, with clients from South America, Middle East, and Asia bidding competitively alongside buyers from Europe and the United States representing no less than 25 countries. We now look forward to the next sales of Country House Elegance: An Architectural Vision and The Gilded Age to be held November 21-22. Press Contact Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680, spark@christies.com Date and Location of Next Sale November 21-22, 2011, New York

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