Sotheby's is pleased to present the sales results for our Spring 2016 Decorative Arts Week. Star lots include a Swiss Tapestry Depicting The Story of Samson and Delilah, circa 1510-1520, which sold for $274,000 (estimate: $100,00-200,000); an Yves Klein Table Or, which sold for $40,000, two times its high estimate of $20,000; and a pair of American Bronze Doors designed by Carrère and Hastings, circa 1925, which achieved $87,500, well above its high estimate of $12,000. Together, three pairs of polychrome-painted Venetian Rococo benches (estimate: $30,000-50,000 each) achieved a total of $160,000. View all sales results for Decorative Arts Week below.
Now open in our York Avenue headquarters, Sotheby's third annual Designer Showhouse combines world-class works of art and decorative objects with the incredible style of today's leading interior designers. Don't miss your chance to tour these unforgettable rooms, on display through 16 April.
"A house that really has a richness to it is one that evolves over a period of time,” says interior designer Bunny Williams, who is one of the twelve designers creating a room for Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse. Ahead of the auction on 17 April, hear from Williams about her design philosophy, collecting tips and why auctions are tools for learning about the decorative arts.
Inspired by the history of design, Patrick Mele’s space in this year’s Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse will reveal a range of artistic influences. With a Marcel Breuer chair, an Ellsworth Kelly print, a tangerine carpet and graffiti-printed fabric draping the walls, Mele’s “Withdrawing Room” will be the perfect spot to escape. Ahead of the 17 April auction, be sure to see the Showhouse for yourself when the exhibition opens on 9 April.
This oil painting was a highlight of our 16 April American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture auction. A special collaboration between Rossiter and Mignot, it achieved $300,000 against a high estimate of $70,000.
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