Christies announces sale of Property from The Collection of the Late John Appleby A CHANNEL ISLAND TREASURE HOUSE
Single-Owner Collection Built Up Over A Lifetime Offered Over Several Sales at Christie’s
Public Exhibition: Saturday, 30 October – Wednesday, 3 November 2010.
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Notes to Editors:
6 July 2010, at 7pm – King Street
Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours Evening Sale
7 July 2010, at 10.30am – King Street
Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours Day Sale
22 September 2010, at 10.30am – King Street
Exploration and Travel Including the Polar Sale
23 September 2010, at 2pm – South Kensington
Travel, Science and Natural History
4 November 2010, at 11.00am – South Kensington
Property From the Collection of The Late John Appleby
Christie’s, the world's leading art business had global auction and private sales in 2009 that totaled £2.1 billion/$3.3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million. Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. *All auction sales figures include premium.
Collection Sales at Christie’s
Since its foundation in 1766, Christie's has traditionally held the most significant and successful sales in this category. These sales have embraced all fields, tastes and artistic endeavours from the jewels of Madame du Barry in 1793 and the 40-day Stowe sale in 1848, to more recent auctions of property of Yves Saint Laurent, Cecil Beaton, Marilyn Monroe, Rudolph Nureyev, the Viennese Rothschilds, Hubert de Givenchy, Christopher Gibbs and five Royal auctions including property from the collection of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret. The magic of the objects, the styles of their owners and the romance of times past are intertwined in the sale of a single-owner collection. Over the past five years, Christie's has led the market with over fifteen single owner sales each year. Collection sales are particularly appealing to buyers who are captivated by lovingly assembled collections often made over many decades or generations.