Chippendale Chairs Sell For £52,800 At Roseberys London A pair of English George III giltwood armchairs by cabinet-maker and furniture designer, Thomas Chippendale, were one of the highlights from Roseberys latest fine art auction.
to confirm to Imperial ideas about design. A new found freedom prompted the formation of the “Full Moon Gathering” by eight artists who followed a fresh approach to porcelain design. More commonly known as the “Eight Friends of Zhusan” Yeting is known to have been a founder member of this group who regularly met to discuss painting and develop a new form of artistic expression. The plaque, which sold for £62,400, was purchased from a well-known UK dealer in 1998 for £2,200. [Lot 1510]
Two other porcelain plaques attributed to Wang Yeting (1884-1942) and Zhang Zi’an achieved £14,500 and £15,000 respectively. [Lots 1507 and 1504]
Elsewhere in the sale, a private collection of 83 Chinese snuff bottles achieved a combined total of £66,516. The highest individual price was £4,080 for late 19th/early 20th Century Chinese silver gilt and jewel mounted pale jade bottle. While jewelled snuff bottles aren’t especially rare, the white colour of the jade and perfect condition proved a winning combination. [Lot 1629]
Over the last 18 months snuff bottles have been achieving high prices from Chinese buyers at auction, leading to European collectors being encouraged to sell. Amassed by a Greek owner in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s this exceptional collection had been in storage ever since and was completely fresh to the market.
The sale was held at Roseberys auction room in West Norwood, London on Tuesday - Wednesday, 24 -25th June. Full results can be viewed online at www.roseberys.co.uk .
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A name that has been synonymous with fine art and antiques for the past 25 years, Rosebery’s Fine Art Ltd is a privately owned auction house with offices in the heart of the London’s Mayfair and Lambeth.
Roseberys team of world renowned experts offer both buyers and sellers a range of specialist art market services and a calendar of more than 12 annual fine art and antique auctions covering all areas of decorative arts and modern design, ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery, paintings, collectors’ items, works of art, works on paper, textiles, fashion, Asian arts, modern and contemporary art and antique furniture.
In addition, a regular calendar of specialist sales are complemented by the sale of single owner collections undertaken on behalf of private individuals. Past auctions include an important private collection of bronzes by the artist Salvador Dali, and a collection of furniture by the French designer Philippe Starck.
In 2013 Roseberys made art world headlines when they sold a rare Léon Bakst oil painting for £530,000, including buyer’s premium.
Expansion in to the Far East saw Roseberys hold their first auction in Beijing in 2012 as part of the groundbreaking Association of Accredited Auctioneers, with further events planned for the future.
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