The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 19, 2014


500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets Achieves $14 Million at Christie's
A Consulat Large Ormolu Quarter-Striking and Automaton Pedestal Clock with Annual Calendar and Equation of Time, On an Ormolu And Porcelain-Mounted Mahogany Pedestal incorporating An Organ, The Clock Dial signed by J.A. Cave, circa 1800, The Pedestal attributed to Jacob Freres. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 U.S. dollars. Price Realized: 722,500 U.S. dollars. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.
NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe, including Oriental Carpets achieved $14 million from October 21 to 22, selling over 450 treasures from the 16th to the 19th centuries. This spectacular sale was the top-grossing 500 Years sale to date held in New York, with the top lot of the sale, the Messer Chippendale Bookcase achieving $1.7 million. 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe is a new sale concept unique to Christie's that brings together all styles and movements of European Decorative Arts as well as Oriental carpets in a richly varied sale that offers collectors an incredibly diverse range of works of art to choose from.

Will Strafford, International Specialist of European Furniture, said: “This was truly an international sale with 31 countries participating, and we demonstrated yet again the achievement of 500 Years as an innovative response to the market and the buying patterns of our clients. This sale saw extraordinary demand for both important furniture and exceptional works of art from private collections. The discovery of the Nile Napoleonic clock caused great excitement amongst collectors, and we are thrilled that it realized $722,500, far exceeding the estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.”

Melissa Gagen, International Specialist of English Furniture, said: “The exceptional selection of English furniture, among the best to come to market in New York for years, caught the attention of the world's top collectors. Bidding was spirited among both private and trade buyers in search of iconic 18th century examples. The cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale reigned as his bookcase soared into the million dollar range, making nearly 3 times its price when last sold from the legendary Messer Collection at Christie’s in 1991. It is the second most expensive bookcase by this maker sold at auction both at Christie's. The depth of the market for truly exceptional examples of English furniture was demonstrated by the fact that four bidders were actively pursuing the bookcase above the $800,000 level. Two pairs of chairs by Chippendale and a fantastical chinoiserie mirror attributed to John Linnell and formerly at Ditchley Park also exceeded their pre-sale estimates.”

Jody Wilkie, International Specialist of Porcelain and Ceramics, said: “The successful sale of English and Continental porcelain offered in the three sessions of 500 Years demonstrates the continued strength in the market and the competitive zeal among collectors for objects of rare beauty and quality. We are particularly pleased with the results of Chelsea porcelain from The Brody Collection, of ‘jeweled’ Coalport from A Private Collection, and of the Sèvres porcelain from several private collections. While most Vincennes and Sèvres of the mid and late 18th century appealed to traditional buyers and sold solidly within estimate, unique or out of the ordinary objects soared past all expectations – a blue and green trellis-ground cup, cover and stand of 1760 painted with fantasy birds by Armand l’aîné fetched $170,500 against an estimate of $18,000 to $22,000; a pair of plates decorated in gilt and platinum in imitation of Chinese lacquer fetched $218,500 against an estimate of $30,000-50,000. Also platinum decorated, the Sèvres greenground tea service of 1812, made for Napoleon I’s personal use, eclipsed its pre-sale estimate of $50,000-70,000, selling to a private collector after fierce bidding for $362,500.”

Casey Rogers, Specialist of 19th century Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art, said: “Works of exceptional quality, rarity and provenance yielded remarkable results in the 19th Century Decorative Arts category, proving the resilience of the market and the high demand for fresh-to-market property. Spirited bidding from a host of international collectors and members of the trade was seen on furnishings by the century’s most revered makers, including an ormoluand Japanese lacquer-mounted table by Henry Dasson, which realized $158,500 and a fine ormolu-mounted guéridon by Paul Sormani, which fetched $122,500.”

Elisabeth Parker, Head of Rugs and Carpets, said: “Competitive bidding was seen in all areas of the rugs and carpet section particularly for classical Persian carpets of the 17th century including the Isfahan carpet of Central Persia, which realized $120,500. We were delighted to see strong international participation for top quality pieces and for exceptional carpets from the Caucasus region.”





Last Week News

October 25, 2010

Christie's Sale in Dubai Features Works from Around the Middle East & Turkey

Public Takes a Shine to Naked New York Statue by Colombian Artist Fernando Botero

IVAM Commemorates the Centenary of the Birth of Architect Felix Candela with an Exhibition of His Work

Blondes and Brunettes in Film Examined in Exhibition at Cinémathèque Française

The Man in Black will Be Bringing in Some Green when Johnny Cash's Personal Belongings Sell

Christie's New York to Sell a Seminal Pop Art Masterpiece by Andy Warhol at Fall Auction

Kathleen Guzman Appointed Managing Director of Recently Opened Heritage Auctions New York

Galleria Maurer Zilioli Presents Exhibition of Photos of Regions that have Been Devastated by Forest Fires

Swiss Jewelry Designer Suzanne Syz Opens First Exhibition in New York at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Nathan Slate Joseph Expands on Iconic Series from Earlier Periods at Sundaram Tagore

Site-Specific Public Art Installation By Pioneering New Media Artist Jim Campbell

Mary McCartney, Paul and Linda McCartney's Daughter, at Michael Hoppen Gallery

NYPL Celebrates the Career of Visionary Choreographer Alwin Nikolais in Brand New Exhibition

Old Master Drawings: Guercino, Rubens, Tintoretto at the Lady Lever Gallery

Collectors, Dealers & Art World Professionals Invited to Attend Art Law Day 2010 at NYU

Chinoiserie-Themed Show to Fill Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion

Art Cops Seize Contemporary Wing at New Orleans Museum of Art for Fall Exhibition

In Process: Most Ambitious Art Installation Ever Attempted at Monterey Museum of Art

Drawing Installation, "Nature of the Pencil", by Marco Breuer at Von Lintel Gallery

Recent Work by Alan Magee at Forum Gallery's First Exhibition in Its New Location

Sundaram Tagore's Film "The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar" to Have World Premiere at Film Festival

Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian

André Kertész: On Reading at the Carnegie Museum of Art's Works on Paper Gallery

Rare Folios from the Book of Kings Showcase Iran's Literary Masterpiece at the Sackler Gallery

RM Announces Diverse Offering of Collector Cars for Two-Day Arizona Sale

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Acquires Two Works by Renowned American Artist Anne Truitt

German Architects Get Creative with Portable Storage, Transform a Subway Stop into a Mini Opera House

October 24, 2010

Retrospective of the Work by Filmmaker and Artist Harun Farocki Opens in Austria

A Selection of Unique Representative Works of Color Field Painting at Deutsche Guggenheim

"Before They Make Me Run: Portraits of Keith Richards 63 to 71" at the San Francisco Art Exchange

Miami's Original and Longest Running Contemporary Art Fair Returns for Its 21st Edition

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Announces Partnership to Preserve Historic Watts Towers

Reacquisition of "The Sower" by Constantin Meunier for the National Gallery

Photo Miami: The Premiere Fair for Contemporary Photography, and Video Returns for Its 5th Edition

Sculptural Installations by Contemporary Icelandic Artist Katrin Sigurdardottir on View at Metropolitan

Solo Exhibition of Dynamic New Work by Nobu Fukui at Stephen Haller Gallery

Former Gallery Owner Lawrence Salander: The Art World's Bernie Madoff, and His Deceptions

Burrell Collection Hopes to Acquire Rare 18th Century Golden Tiger Head from India

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea Opens Exhibition of Works by Jane and Louise Wilson

Exhibition Features 70 Images by One of the 19th Century's Most Acclaimed Photographers,

WWI Aviation Art, Antique Arms and Sporting Guns at Bonhams & Butterfields in November

Collect a Piece of Art History for Just £45 at RCA Secret 2010

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum in London, Receives the International Folkwang Prize

Vet Reaches 10,000 Volunteer Hours at WWII Museum

International Artist Ahmet Öĝüt Makes Midwest Debut at Laumeier

Chrysler Museum to Open $7.5-Million Glass Studio

October 23, 2010

FIAC 2010 Brings Together 195 Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries from 24 Countries

Magnificent Tibetan Rugs and Ritual Utensils Now on View at Metropolitan Museum

New Paintings and Works on Paper by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery's Newest Exhibition Space

First Solo Museum Show Devoted to Kurt Schwitters Since 1985 Opens at the Menil Collection

Brooklyn Museum Inaugurates Purchase Fund for Acquisition of pre-1945 African American Art

Esteemed Director, George S. Bolge, to Retire from Boca Raton Museum of Art on a High Note

Julian Schnabel Polaroids: Beyond Infinity and Grandview Exhibited in the UK for the First Time

High Receives Gift of 90 19th-Century American Paintings and Sculptures from West Foundation

Powis Castle Acquires John Singer Sargent Charcoal Portrait with Help from the Art Fund

Exhibition of Impressionist Gardens at the National Galleries of Scotland Delights 100,000 Visitors

Hugh Tracey's African Music Recordings Now on Display in Johannesburg

The Art Institute Delves into Richard Hawkins's Third Mind for Major Retrospective

Field Museum Presents Exhibition that Reveals Art and Science Behind Prized Mineral: Gold

Harry Potter Props, Costumes on Display in Seattle

Exhibition Brings Together Masterpieces by Carl Beam, Who has Been a Vital Force in Contemporary Art in Canada

New Collaborative Agreement Between the Museo del Prado and the Japanese Media Group Yomiuri Shimbun

Phillips de Pury & Company Announces Highlights from Its London Photographs Sale

Italian Art Deco Treasure Unearthed in Scotland to Sell at Bonhams

Major Exhibition Showcases mima's Art Fund International Acquisitions

October 22, 2010

Sotheby's Presents Inaugural Selling Exhibition of Impressionist and Modern Art in Hong Kong

Brooklyn Museum Inaugurates Purchase Fund for Acquisition of pre-1945 African American Art

FIAC 2010 Brings Together 195 Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries from 24 Countries

Julian Schnabel Polaroids: Beyond Infinity and Grandview Exhibited in the UK for the First Time

High Receives Gift of 90 19th-Century American Paintings and Sculptures from West Foundation

Powis Castle Acquires John Singer Sargent Charcoal Portrait with Help from the Art Fund

Exhibition of Impressionist Gardens at the National Galleries of Scotland Delights 100,000 Visitors

Hugh Tracey's African Music Recordings Now on Display in Johannesburg

The Art Institute Delves into Richard Hawkins's Third Mind for Major Retrospective

Field Museum Presents Exhibition that Reveals Art and Science Behind Prized Mineral: Gold

Christie's to Offer a Selection of Items from the Marylebone Cricket Club Collections

Special Installation by Dan Colen at Colette in Paris During the Week of FIAC 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Be Led by a Major Mark Rothko Painting

Harvard Art Museums Announce Traveling Exhibitions of Works by Lyonel Feininger

Frieze Art Fair 2010: High-Quality Gallery Presentations Attract Strong Sales

After 23,358 Submissions, Mediums Collide at YouTube's Guggenheim Exhibit

Chazen Celebrates Major Milestone in Machado and Silvetti Expansion

Canadian Artist Rodney Graham's Through the Forest at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Mystery Giver Leaves $10,000 in World Trade Center Donation Box

ARCOmadrid_2011 Committee Selects a Total of 141 Galleries for Its 40th Edition

Spanish Minister of Culture Confirms Acquisition of Painting by Bruegel the Elder for the Prado

Erie Art Museum to Open New "Green" Facility in October 2010

Philantropist and Arts Patron Announces His Significant Bequest to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Scultura III Presented by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art at The Otto Naumann Gallery

Hirshhorn Museum in Washington Presents Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective

First Major United States Retrospective of the Work of Paul Thek Opens at the Whitney

Culture Secretary Launches Plus Tate, a Major New Collaborative Arts Initiative

Stunning New 100-Foot High Sculpture Installed on Nepean Point in Ottawa

October 21, 2010

Sotheby's Presents Highlights from Its Inaugural Important Russian Art Sale in Moscow

Christie's to Offer a Selection of Items from the Marylebone Cricket Club Collections

Special Installation by Dan Colen at Colette in Paris During the Week of FIAC 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Be Led by a Major Mark Rothko Painting

Museums Escape the Worst in Spending Review, will Only Face a 15 Percent Funding Cut

New Large-Scale and Single Continuous Installation by Roxy Paine at James Cohan Gallery

Swiss Archaeologists Find 5,000-Year-Old Door, One of the Oldest Ever Found in Europe

Exhibition at the Meadows Museum in Dallas Gives Sneak Peek at George Bush Archives

Exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery Focuses on Cézanne's Paintings of Card Players and Pipe Smokers

Important Russian Enamels and Fabergé from a Private New York Collection at Sotheby's

"No New Thing Under the Sun" Explored in Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

New Museum Presents "Free," An Exhibition Exploring How the Web Has Expanded Our Cultural Space

Rare and Exceptional Works Lead Christie's Classical and Modern Chinese Paintings Sale

November Sunset Estate Auction to Feature Jewelry and Handbags from the Estate of Maria Helen Smith

George Best 1968 European Cup Winner's Medal Fetches £156,000 at Bonhams

Dallas Museum of Art Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection

Hitler Becomes Major Berlin Tourist Attraction, more than 10,000 Visitors Walk in Since Opening Friday

Prefabricated Architectural Designs by Jean Prouvé Inaugurate Gagosian's New Project Space in Paris

Unseen "Favourite" Portrait of Wellington Set to Be a Major Draw at Thomas Lawrence Exhibition

Hal Foster to Be Awarded 2010 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing

October 20, 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art Honors Artist John Baldessari with Retrospective Exhibition

Unseen "Favourite" Portrait of Wellington Set to Be a Major Draw at Thomas Lawrence Exhibition

Prefabricated Architectural Designs by Jean Prouvé Inaugurate Gagosian's New Project Space in Paris

Hitler Becomes Major Berlin Tourist Attraction, more than 10,000 Visitors Walk in Since Opening Friday

Recent Works by the Internationally Renowned Austrian Artist Erwin Wurm at Essl Museum

New York City's Hotel Chelsea, Built in 1883 and a Bohemian Landmark, is Up for Sale

Preview Berlin, The Emerging Art Fair, Breaks Visitor Records in Its 6th Edition

Fifty Auctions Later, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is Still Going Strong, Sale Totals $1.55 Million

Sotheby's New York to Offer Property from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum on View at the Akron Art Museum

Photographers and Researchers will Examine Images of the Mexican Revolution

Thai Khon Mask Maker Keeps Disappearing Tradition Alive in the Saphan Mai Area

Views and Souvenirs from the Grand Tour Assembled in New Installation at Metropolitan Museum

Chairs from Taunton Castle, Somerset, Used During the Bloody Assizes to Sell at Bonhams

Hunting Pictures Star as Bonhams Sporting Sale Moves to Edinburgh

Egypt's Top Archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, Shows Off New Tomb that Belonged to Rudj-ka

Five New Paintings by Cy Twombly to Inaugurate Gagosian's New Paris Gallery

Google Partners with Israel Antiquities Authority to Bring Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Property from the Estate of Television and Business Pioneer Maria Helen Smith on Offer in November

Acclaimed Photographer Edward Burtynsky Named Recipient of MOCCA Award 2011

Over 200 Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk: Study

For the First Time in France, the Saatchi Gallery Present More than 60 Works from Its Contemporary Art Collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site