Going, Going, Gone!

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_louis_xv_ormolu-mounted_blue_and_gilt_vernis_martin_bureau_en_pente_d5917473hA bureau en pente with the most stunning and rare blue vernis martin. 
WHAT. A. BLUE.

a_royal_louis_xvi_giltwood_fauteuil_en_bergere_by_francois_foliot_1780_d5917470hA 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_late_louis_xv_ormolu-mounted_chinese_celadon_crackle-glazed_porcelai_d5917462h

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..

a_louis_xvi_ormolu_striking_table_clock_with_calendar_moonphase_equati_d5917461h

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.

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