CHRISTIES The Exceptional Sale Furniture, Works Of Art & Collections - New York 4/28/17 Sale 14329
The Exceptional Sale offers a stunning array of works of art with historic and artistic significance. The 28-lot sale is highlighted by rare antiquities such as an Anatolian Marble Stargazer from The Guennol Collection, spanning through to the 20th century with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Alfonso Garcia Robles. Furniture highlights include a spectacular late Louis XVI ormolu-mounted commode after a design by Charles Percier, once in Mentmore, the fabled Rothschild palace, a late Louis XVI ormolu-mounted jewel casket originally commissioned by William Beckford from the silversmith Henri Auguste, and a George II bureau-cabinetdeaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, previously in the collection of Percival Griffiths. A newly discovered terracotta bust of a Laureate by Andrea Della Robbia and a 17th century Augsburg pietra duracabinet round out the selection.
Bartoli, Domenico (1)
Beurdeley, Alfred (1)
Crespin, Paul (1)