Sotheby's London sale of the Collection of the late Gustav Leonhardt saw international collectors out in force, acquiring exquisite 17th- and 18th-century works of art assembled by the legendary musician in his residence at the Bartolotti House in Amsterdam over a period of over 50 years. The sale, which included furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, books and Old Masters, surpassed pre-sale expectations and achieved £1,949,244, with 92% of lots sold.
On 29 April 2014, Sotheby’s London will present for sale the collection of the celebrated musician and conductor, Gustav Leonhardt (1928‐2012) from the Bartolotti House, a magnificent canal residence in Amsterdam situated at 170, Herengracht. The ensemble of Works of Art and Old Masters was collected to recreate an enchanting 18th‐century setting which provided a perfect backdrop for Leonhardt’s music.
Please note that lots with a low-estimate below £2,000 will be offered without a reserve.