Here are some of the highlights from the recent Christie’s sale, “Taste of the Royal Court: Important French Furniture and Works of Art from a Private Collection,” which took place on 9 July 2015 in London.
A giltwood fauteuil en bergère created for Marie-Antoinette for the salon of Pavillon du Belvédère at the Petit Trianon, sold for the very modest price of $2.7 million (about 5 times the estimated price)
A Chinese crackle-glazed celadon with French gilt bronze mount that belonged to Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1738-1822). Love, love, love these hybrid creatures..
And a table clock with calendar, moonphase, equation of time and terrestrial “sphère mouvante.” A dream come true for an aficionado of all things horological and astronomical, such as me!
Click here to learn more of these and other objects in the sale.