Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the results of Decorative Arts Week Fall 2015. Comprised of four exciting auctions, the sales series achieved a total of $15.8 million. Star lots include a pair of important and unique Louis XVI style bahuts by François Linke (Estimate: $400,000-600,000) which sold for $826,000 as well as a rare pair of Louis XIV style Boulle commodes by Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen (Estimate: $300,000-500,000). This celebrated companion pair to ones currently in the Frick Museum achieved $730,000.
This curated sale offers a range of works by premier French cabinetmakers and sculptors. The magnificent companion pair to the Blake of London commodes in the Frick Collection will be offered alongside important creations by Linke, including a highly unusual ormolu-mounted kingwood, marquetry and parquetry commode, illustrated above, a pair of Boulle cabinets on stands, and an example of the Figaro and Rosine piano. Other highlights include a monumental pair of candelabra by Beurdeley and a commode by Dasson that was exhibited in the 1889 Exposition Universelle.