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Event Date4–18 APR 2023 | Online 21905

The Collector: London

Sale Total GBP 2,346,120

4–18 APR 2023

Sale Overview

This April, Christie’s launches The Collector as a global platform for connoisseurs and collectors of Decorative Arts, offered in tandem for the first time across our London, New York, and Paris sale sites. Brought to you as a three-part series, all lots open for bidding on 4 April and close consecutively by sale location on 18, 19, and 20 April, respectively. The Collector sale series includes important European, English and 19th century furniture, porcelain, silver, gold boxes and works of art dating from the 16th to 20th centuries.

Christie’s proudly presents this inaugural global sale series in collaboration with internationally renowned designers and co-authors of At The Artisan’s Table, Jane Schulak and David Stark. Skilfully combining a deep knowledge and appreciation of the decorative arts with a talent for creating whimsical, theatrical spaces, Jane and David have curated striking vignettes for each sale location. The London, New York, and Paris sales are brilliantly unified by fanciful room settings featuring a selection of highlights from each site placed against colourful trellised walls, innovatively employing a motif of classical architecture to produce images which challenge perceptions and give free rein to the imagination.

The London sale is distinguished by pieces with rich provenances from celebrated collections including those of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, novelist William Beckford (1760–1844), collector Robert G. Vater, Gregory de Ligne Gregory (1786–1854) at Harlaxton Manor, the Rothschild family at Halton House and Exbury House, Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham (1865–1952), opera singer Jenny Lind (1820–1887), and the Princesse de Conti (1731–1803). Highlights include a Louis XV red lacquer commode stamped by Delorme, a George II silver-gilt cream jug attributed to Nicholas Sprimont, a signed Indian ebony and ivory-mounted davenport from Vizagapatam, a magnificent inlaid marquetry gueridon by Maison Ferdinand Duvinage and Alphonse Giroux, and a monumental Berlin KPM porcelain plaque depicting the banishment of Hagar and Ishmael.

A selection of highlights of the sale will be on view at our King Street location from 11–17 April.

Explore more from The Collector sale series and browse all lots from London, New York and Paris.

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