Christie's Results: "Le Gout Steinitz I" & "Important European Furniture" Today marked the kick-off of Christie's unique three-city series of sales of Important Furniture and Works of Art from Steinitz, the renowned Parisian antiques gallery.
News-Antique.com - Oct 26,2007 - Today marked the kick-off of Christie's unique three-city series of sales of Important Furniture and Works of Art from Steinitz, the renowned Parisian antiques gallery. Le Gout Steinitz I totaled $5,501,713 and was 77% sold by lot, 70% sold by value. The top lot of the sale was a pair of French giltwood console tables which realized $409,000.
The afternoon sale of Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets totaled $4,141,288 and was 74% sold by lot, 69% sold by value. The sale was led by a magnificent pair of Russian ivory vases which more than doubled its high estimate to achieve $421,000.
This brings to a close the Fall season of European Furniture sales at Christie’s New York, which totaled an impressive $19.98 million.
Le Goût Steinitz I
Location – Friday, October 19, 2007
Sale no: 1887 – Top Ten
Sold: $5,501,713 £2,696,918 €3,847,352
Lots Sold: 79 Lots Offered: 113 Sold by Lot: 77% Sold by $: 70%
Exchange Rate: $ =£2.04 / € 1.43
Lot Description Estimate ($) Purchase Price Buyer
70 A Pair of French Giltwood Console Tables with 18th Century Gilt-Bronze-Mounted Roman Marble Tops 250,000-400,000 $409,000£200,490€286,014 European Private
30 A Chinese Export black and Gilt-Lacquer Bureau Cabinet, circa 1760 150,000-250,000 $301,000£147,549€210,490 US Advisor
96 A North European Ormolu Eight-Branch Chandelier, Second Quarter 19th Century 150,000-250,000 $265,000£129,902€185,315 Anonymous
20 A North German Ormolu and Alabastro Fiorito Gueridon, Probably Berlin or Potsdam, circa 1800 80,000-120,000 $229,000£112,255€160,140 US Private
50 A Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Bureau Plat, by David Roentgen, circa 1784-1790 150,000-250,000 $223,000£109,314€155,944 US Private
99 Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz (1713-1772) - Première Vue De Bayonne and Vue de Bayonne de L’Allée des Boufflers – oil on canvas, a pair 70,000-100,000 $217,000£106,373€151,748 Anonymous
97 Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz (1713-1772) – Toulon, Vue de la Ville at de la Rade and Toulon, Vue de Vieux Port – oil on canvas, a pair 70,000-100,000 $193,000£94,608€134,965 Anonymous
81 A Set of Four Louis XV Ormolu Three Branch Wall Lights, Circa 1750 150,000-300,000 $181,000£88,725€126,573 US Private
98 Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz (1713-1772) – Le Port d’Antibes and Le Port de Sète – oil on canvas, a pair 70,000-100,000 $181,000£88,725€126,573 Anonymous
52 A Pair of Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Consoles, Attributed to Adam Weisweiler, circa 1785 150,000-250,000 $181,000£88,725€126,573 US Private
Comment: “Christie’s is proud to have been chosen by Steinitz to collaborate on this unique series of sales. We carefully selected the pieces for the New York sale that would appeal to the American market and we were delighted to see such strong participation from American buyers who bought 8 of the top 10 lots,” said Will Strafford, Specialist Head of the European Furniture and Decorative Arts Department in New York.Benjamin Steinitz continued, “I was thrilled to see the efforts of the Christie’s team rewarded today, as well as how warmly we were supported by our friends around the world. We are now looking forward to continued success in London and Paris.”