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Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection: Christie’s Online Auction June 15- July 1

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Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection: Christie’s Online Auction June 15- July 1

 

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New York—Christie’s is honored to present the online auction Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection which is open for bidding June 15-July 1. The carefully selected collection from the Park Avenue pied-à-terre formerly owned by Enid Annenberg Haupt encompasses 130 lots of European furniture and decorative art, Chinese furniture and ceramics, 19th century porcelain and silver, and 20th/21st century works of art.

The sale features many esteemed objects from renowned private collections such as a spectacular armoire that is a rare example of early French ébénisterie incorporating Chinese lacquer on a large scale previously in the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard (estimate: $80,000-120,000). The armoire has the particularly unusual feature of being signed twice by the maker Louis Guignard, once in red chalk, and once through an incised inscription, and dated 1723, before the guild system imposed a strict system of stamps on cabinet-makers. A Charles II Japanese mother-of-pearl inset Namban lacquer and silvered cabinet-on-stand, the cabinet circa 1600, which was formerly in the collection of Gordon and Ann Getty, would have been among the first Japanese export lacquer goods to arrive in the West (estimate: $20,000-40,000).

A set of historical French wallpaper panels, Allegories Des Arts, circa 1800, were possibly made by Jacquemart & Benard after the design by Percier et Fontaine, court architects of Napoleon Bonaparte (estimate: $20,000-40,000). The panels are a rare survival which the famous interior designer Frances Elkins bought for an important and celebrated joint commission with her brother David Adler, architect for Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Lasker and their residence in Lake Forest, outside of Chicago.

Additional highlights of the collection include an important pair of George II armchairs after a design by William Kent (estimate: $100,000-150,000) and a Regency ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock by Thomas Weeks, early 19th century (estimate: $70,000-100,000).

 

 

SELECT HIGHLIGHTS | JUNE 15- JULY 1

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Lot 219

A PAIR OF GEORGE II GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS

AFTER A DESIGN BY WILLIAM KENT, CIRCA 1740

39½ in. (103 cm.) high, each

$100,000-150,000

Lot 254

A REGENCE CHINESE AND VERNIS-DECORATED BOIS SATINE AND TULIPWOOD ARMOIRE

BY LOUIS GUIGNARD, DATED 1723, THE CHINESE LACQUER PANELS 18TH CENTURY WITH EUROPEAN

EMBELLISHMENTS

102 in. (259 cm.) high, 63½ in. (161 cm.) wide, 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep

$80,000-120,000

 

Lot 239

A REGENCY ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL

BY THOMAS WEEKS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

16¼ in. (41.5 cm.) high, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide, 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep

$70,000-100,000

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Lot 216

AN IMPORTANT EMPIRE ‘POINT DE SAVONNERIE’ TOURNAI

CARPET, ‘CIVILE’

FROM THE ‘COHORTES’ SERIES, WOVEN BY MANUFACTURE PIAT LEFEBVRE,

CIRCA 1810

19 ft. 9 in. x 20 ft. 4 in. (602 cm. x 620 cm.)

$60,000-100,000

 

Lot 223

A MASSIVE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIÈRE

QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY

20¼ in. (51.4 cm) diameter

$40,000-60,000

Lot 267

A SET OF FRENCH WALLPAPER PANELS, ALLEGORIES DES ARTS

CIRCA 1800, POSSIBLY BY JACQUEMART & BENARD, AFTER THE DESIGN BY PERCIER ET FONTAINE

$20,000-40,000

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Lot 250

A SET OF FOUR CONSULAT MAHOGANY FAUTEUILS

BY JACOB FRERES, AFTER A DESIGN BY PERCIER AND FONTAINE, CIRCA 1800

36 ½ in. high

$30,000-50,000

 

Lot 208

A CHARLES II JAPANESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INSET NAMBAN LACQUER AND SILVERED CABINET-ON-STAND

THE CABINET MOMOYAMA PERIOD, CIRCA 1600, THE STAND

CIRCA 1675-80

74½ in. (189.5 cm.) high, 29 (74 cm.) wide, 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep

$20,000-40,000

 

Lot 222

A LOUIS XV GILTWOOD FAUTEUIL

CIRCA 1750

40 in. (101.6 cm.) high

$12,000-18,000

 

 

 

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