Sotheby's announces details of New York Decorative Arts Week
Sotheby's has announced details of its upcoming Decorative Arts Week in New York.
The week-long event will be focused around four distinct auctions: Collections: Silver, Vertu, and Russian Works of Art, Property from a Distinguished Private Asian Collection, 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Collections: European Decorative Arts.
First up is the Silver, Vertu, and Russian Works of Art sale on October 14, featuring items from numerous important private collections. Leading lots will include a George III silver Neoclassical soup tureen circa 1784, a silver table lamp by Fabergé workmaster Julius Rappoport, and a rare and early Georg Jensen silver nine-light chandelier.
Property from a Distinguished Private Asian Collection on October 15 will offer over 200 offered eighteenth and nineteenth century pieces based on French Royal or aristocratic models of the ancient regime.
Highlights will include a collection of 40 timepieces spanning the early Louis XV period to the late 19th century, and a Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood, satiné and floral bois de boutmarquetry petite table à écrire.
Also on October 15, the 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts sale will offer a curated range of works by premier French cabinetmakers and sculptors; and the week of sales is rounded off on October 17 with a sale of European Decorative Arts, featuring select groups of English and European furniture, ceramics, and decorative arts from prestigious estates and collectors.
Prior to the sales, selected lots from each of the auctions will be displayed together, in an exhibition curated by renowned interior designer Sara Story and the fabric & furnishings house Brunschwig & Fils.
“As a longtime collector and auction enthusiast, I am thrilled to participate in this exciting week at Sotheby’s," said Story. "It’s a unique opportunity to visualize these pieces – many which come with a story of their own – as they would appear in a home.”
The exhibition opens to the public on October 10, and closes on October 14 prior to the first sale.
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