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.
Our Collections: European Decorative Arts sale features select groups of English and European furniture, ceramics, and decorative arts from prestigious estates and collectors. Many of the pieces come from residences designed by celebrated decorators, including Alex Papachristidis whose brilliantly-designed Park Avenue interior is featured on the catalogue cover and is represented in this sale as lots 749-775. The modern eclectic interiors created by those designers and collectors produced unique juxtapositions between furniture and decorative objects of different periods and styles. Collections features important collector-worthy highlights alongside decorative furniture and works of art.