Sotheby’s New York Highlights Release September - December 2009 FINE CHINESE FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS Exhibition opens: 11 September 16 September 2009 17
and Fruitwood Floral Marquetry Four-Sided Pedestal, Index Number 184, made in Paris circa 1895-1900 (est. $30/50,000). Also by François Linke is a Louis XV Revival Gilt-Bronze and Coromandel Lacquer Mounted Kingwood Commode, index number 245, made in Paris circa 1897 (est. $60/80,000). Another highlight is a magnificent Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Sèvres Porcelain Vases en tabouret, Paris, circa 1860, after a model by Pierre Gouthière commissioned circa 1780 by the Duc d’Aumont (est. $50/70,000). Among the silver highlights is a Set of Four Victorian Silver “Mermaid” Salts by Robert Garrard for Garrard & Co., London, 1853 (est. $150/180,000) and a Monumental French Silvered-Bronze Figural Centerpiece and Pair of Matching Twelve-Light Candelabra, Designed and Modeled by François Gilbert, Chased by Paul Diomède for Odiot, Paris, 1867 (est. $120/180,000).
19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART INCLUDING IMPORTANT BRITISH PAINTINGS
22 October 2009 Exhibition opens: 17 October
Sotheby’s fall sale of 19th Century European Art including Important British Paintings will feature a number of impressive, fresh-to-the-market works of art from private collections across America, including New York, California, North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri and Georgia. The sale will feature Frederic, Lord Leighton’s monumental Venus disrobing for the Bath (est. $1.2/1.5 million, pictured here) and Arthur Hughes’ fantastical Idyll Dreams (est. $100/150,000), both from a distinguished private collection. A notable painting by William Bouguereau entitled Jeune Fille à la Cruche (est. $700,000/1 million) from a west coast private collection will be highlighted as well. Also among the highlights is a group of Polish paintings from the Slotkowski Collection, including a striking work by Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski entitled The Race (est $150/200,000). Also featured will be Leopold Carl Müller’s rediscovered painting A Street Scene, Cairo (est. $600/800,000). The work boasts a spectacular provenance – it was purchased the year it was executed by William Henry Vanderbilt and descended in his family until its sale at Sotheby’s predecessor Parke-Bernet in 1945. Another featured painting among the Orientalist works will be Jean Discart’s The Pottery Studio, Tangiers (est. $100/150,000). The sale also includes two sporting art collections, including a group of charming Edgar Hunt paintings from the Estate of Cynthia Phipps. Other highlights from the sale include John William Godward’s remarkable canvas Beauty in a Marble Room (est. $500/700,000).
IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU 26 October 2009 Exhibition opens: 20 October
The 20 October sale of Important English and Continental Silver and Objects of Vertu will be led by a Pair of Regency Silver four-light Candelabra by Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, London 1805 (est. $400/600,000). Other highlights include a Very Rare Gold and Mother-of-Pearl Singing Bird in Cage Jewel Box 1813-1816 (est. $200/300,000). The bird and cage were created by the famous Frères Rochat of Geneva. The box was made by the Parisian specialist box-maker Jean-Louis Leferre and fitted with music movement by Francois Alibert also of Paris. A Set of Twelve George II Silver Dinner Plates from the Earl of Warrington Service by Peter Archambo, London,