Sotheby's London Arts of Europe sale achieved a total of £3,362,938 with an impressive selection of decorative arts ranging from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Highlights included a James Cox gilt and patinated bronze musical automaton table clock, London, circa 1775, which achieved £206,500, along with a rare medieval allegorical wool and metal-thread tapestry, Swiss/North Rhine circa 1480-1500, which sold for £1,202,500.
The Arts of Europe sale on 3 December will feature an exceptional section of decorative arts ranging from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Important English and continental furniture will feature alongside precious silver and objects of vertu, clocks, carpets and tapestries. The sale will also include exceptional 17th and 18th century English pottery from the Revelstoke Collection sold by the order of the Lambay Estate. Formed by the banker Cecil Baring, 3rd Lord Revelstoke (1864-1934), and his wife Maude Lorillard, the collection was previously held in Lambay, County Dublin, the Irish island home that Sir Edwin Lutyens created for the Barings, which is considered his masterpiece in Romantic castle architecture.