This season, Christies
London will be presenting an inspiring array of properties in the Interiors sale on 31 January 2018: Interiors: Including Property from the Collection of Sir David and Lady Tang and Property from Bywell Hall, Northumberland and Property from Howe London will be mixing the old and the new, decorative and eclectic, from both collectors and individuals.
A key highlight from the sale includes a selection of property from the London home of Sir David and Lady Tang, an unabashed socialite and bon vivant Sir David Tang was often referred to as Londons best connected man and was a regular feature in society magazines.
David or Tangle Beetle as I always called him
is simply one of my alltime favourite people to have ever walked upon this planet. I love this selfie of us
he looks so debonair and handsome. I can still hear his voice so loud and clear telling me to cheer up
Oh come on Trace, dont cry. Tracey Emin
A dear friend and generous host - David was a tastemaker with an extraordinary eye for detail. He had a confidence in assembling exquisite works of art from all over the world to create a unified and intriguing whole. He opened the eyes of others introducing his friends to the auction world which always gave him so much pleasure. The Earl of Snowdon.
Elsewhere, the sale features a selection of furniture from the property of Howe London as well as lots from the collection of the Beaumont family, Viscounts Allendale of Bywell Hall Northumberland together with an eclectic mix of traditional and modern works of art, furniture, silver, porcelain and paintings, with estimates starting at £800.
Property from the Collection of Sir David and Lady Tang A Set of Twenty Louis XV Style Silver -Painted Chairs £5,000 8,000
Property from the Collection of Sir David and Lady Tang An Austrian Ebonised and Brass-Inlaid Baby Grand Piano by Bosendorfer, circa 1960 £2,000-3,000
Property from the collection of Sir David and Lady Tang Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) Untitled £30,000 50,000
Property from Bywell Hall, Northumberland A Pair of Meissen Models of Bears £8,000 12,000
Property from Howe London An English Oak Irish Pawfoot Bench By Howe, Modern £2,500 4,000