NEW YORK, NY.-
On October 19, Christie's
will present an exquisite group of Regency and George IV silver from The Stuart Collection. Assembled by a gentleman from Louisiana, this superb assortment of over 50 works from celebrated artists such as Paul Storr, Philip Rundell, and Robert Garrard II, encompasses an impressive range of style and forms that captured the opulence of England in the early 19th century.
The Sawbridge-Erle-Drax Wine-Coaster Wagons
Leading the collection is a monumental pair of George IV silver-gilt double wine coaster wagons, mark of Edward Barnard & Sons, London, 1829 (estimate: $400,000-600,000). These magnificent wine trolleys, or "jolly wagons," are exceptionally large and sculptural examples, with a silver content of over 354 ounces. Each wagon would have held decanted wine and port and was passed to guests along the dining table.
Additional highlights include:
A FINE GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT WARWICK VASE AND PLINTH MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1823
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED AGATE CANDLESTICKS MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD II, LONDON, 1839
A RARE REGENCY SILVER AND SILVER-GILT CHESS SET MARK OF EDWARD FARRELL, LONDON, 1816,
A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT TEA TRAY MARK OF DIGBY SCOTT AND BENJAMIN SMITH,
Auction: Important Silver including The Stuart Collection of Magnificent Regency Silver October 19
Viewing: Christie's Rockefeller Galleries October 15-18