Our 9 June sale of Important English and European Decorative Arts brought $3,168,815. Leading the sale was a Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Lacquer Commode, shown here, which sold above the high estimate for a total of $281,000. Also performing strongly was a large Russian Neoclassical tazza, dated 1888, which achieved $96,875.
On 9 June Sotheby’s is pleased to offer a selection of important English and European furniture and decorations ranging from the Baroque to the late Neoclassical periods. The sale will also feature ceramics, works of art from across Europe along with Oriental and European rugs and carpets. Highlights of the sale include a fine Louis XV ormolu-mounted gilt and black japanned commode, a rare Louis XV ormolu-mounted ebonized cartonnier clock attributed to Charles Cressent, an impressive Russian Imperial carved kalgan jasper tazza, a fine Regency Coalport porcelain-mounted tulipwood center table, and a magnificent Gobelin tapestry after a design by Louis de Boulogne depicting Rinaldo and Armida.