Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Buys 'Wrotham Coffers' by André-Charles Boulle at Christie's Sale
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Thursday, April 17, 2014


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Buys 'Wrotham Coffers' by André-Charles Boulle at Christie's Sale
André-Charles Boulle, pair of Louis XIV ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry coffres en tombeau. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009.
LONDON.- The sale of Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks realised £7,012,750 and was 79% sold by value and 65% sold by lot.

The top lot was a pair of Louis XIV ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry coffres en tombeau (coffers-on-stands), by André-Charles Boulle, circa 1688, which was bought by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and realised £2,617,250.

“We are delighted that the museum quality pair of Louis XIV coffers by André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732) have found a most appropriate new home, having been bought by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for £2,617,250, where they will be on public view to be enjoyed and appreciated by many. During Christie's pre-sale exhibition these previously unpublished masterpieces by Boulle were greatly admired by international institutions, academics and private collectors. We are very pleased to have been able to showcase them on a global platform” said Charles Cator, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s International.

“Amongst the furniture highlights elsewhere the large pair of Blaeu globes and the Louis XIV chandelier both sparked fierce international competition. The sculpture and works of art featured also saw strong private and trade bidding throughout; we are particularly pleased with the results for the bronze Cupid by Van Cleve and the pair of royal silver gilt-framed miniatures.”

“This sale marks the stellar end to a season which has powerfully demonstrated the timeless vigour of appreciation and demand for the Decorative

Arts, as exemplified by the price realised for the Wrotham Coffers” said Marcus Rädecke, Director of European Furniture and Donald Johnston,




Today's News

July 10, 2009

Royal Academy Announces The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters in Early 2010

New Installation Includes the Work of Pioneering Artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg

Charles Saumarez Smith Publishes Book: The National Gallery: A Short History

National Portrait Gallery Announces Exhibition to Celebrate Twiggy's 60th Birthday

Important Dyce Discovery to be Offered For Sale at Sotheby's Next Week

High Museum of Art Joins Bank of America Museums on Us Program

Nelson-Atkins Opens New American Indian Galleries in November

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Buys 'Wrotham Coffers' by André-Charles Boulle at Christie's Sale

Exhibition on Political Activism and Artistic Creativity Opens Today at Barcelona's MACBA

Intersection of Music and Contemporary Art Captured in Seeing Songs at the MFA, Boston

The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art to Open at Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego in September

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité Presents Suzanne Anker

Saint Louis Art Museum Opens Catherine Yass: Descent

Rite Now: Sacred and Secular in Video Opens at the Jewish Museum in September

National Gallery of Australia Celebrates NAIDOC Week and Announces Focused Future for Indigenous Arts

Indianapolis Museum of Art Debuts Judith G. Levy's Memory Cloud

The American Architectural Foundation Transfers Stewardship of Historic Octagon to AIA

Big Art Sale to Benefit Detroit Institute of Arts, Public Invited to Donate Artwork

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to Show The Black List: Volumes 1 and 2

Architect Adrian Smith to be Honored by Streeterville Residents

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years



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 Rmz. - 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