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.
This lot is Veneto and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
The estimate for this lot should read £2,000-£3,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This property is designated "Property of a Royal Collection"
Please note that this lot contains 12 fruit forks and 12 fruit knives rather than 24 fruit forks as stated in the catalogue
Please note that this lot contains three silver carving dishes rather than two as stated in the catalogue.
This clock is by Luigi and Giuseppe Valadier.
These will remain at New Bond Street after the sale and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This lot should have no VAT symbol in the printed catalogue. The item will be sold under the auctioneer's margin scheme and VAT will not be charged on the hammer price. Please refer to the printed catalogue for further VAT information.
The estimate for this lot should read £5,000-£6,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
The estimate for this lot should read £3,000-£4,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This cabinet is silvered-metal mounted and not silver-mounted as stated in the catalogue.