The 24 October auction of the Collection of Niki & Joe Gregory brought over $2.7 million. Leading the sale was an important pair of George III polychrome-painted satinwood and parcel-gilt white-painted d-shaped pier tables. These pieces, in the style of Thomas Chippendale, well exceeded the high estimate, bringing $305,000. Also performing strongly was a pair of regency rosewood marble top bookcases which achieved $173,000 - nearly three and a half times the high estimate.
Sotheby’s is pleased to offer this October the tasteful and elegant Collection of Niki & Joe Gregory, comprising a fine group of English and Continental furniture, ceramics and decorations from their Lloyd Harbor, New York residence, along with a selection of Old Master paintings to be offered in January 2014. The sale includes several pieces by some of the most important English cabinetmakers, such as Thomas Chippendale, Gillows of Lancaster, and Coxed and Woster.