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.
Details Sotheby’s is pleased to offer a superb selection of American, European and English silver and vertu and Russian works of art, with an emphasis on private collections, including several single-owner sequences. Silver and vertu highlights include a rare and early Georg Jensen nine-light chandelier, an elegant Neoclassical soup tureen and a Cartier hardstone chick figure purchased by Grand Duke Alexey of Russia. Russian highlights include an exceptional silver table lamp by Fabergé workmaster Julius Rappoport and an extremely rare Imperial presentation yachting prize by the St. Petersburg silversmith Jean-Baptiste Vaillant lead the Russian portion of the sale. Other highlights include splendid icons, porcelain, silver, gilt bronze, and works by Fabergé from prominent private collections, among them legendary collector Millicent Rogers as well as the descendants of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869), American ambassador to Russia, and his wife Lucy Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899).