Collections, a three-day sale split into two volumes, features English and European furniture, silver, vertu, ceramics, tapestries, rugs and other decorative arts predominantly from public and private collections. This fall, both sales will be on exhibition from 12 October to 18 October in New York. Displayed against the latest paint and wallpaper from Farrow & Ball, the exhibition will provide inspiration for how to live with antiques in a contemporary setting. Collections: European Decorative Arts will be sold on 18 October and features an exquisite and historically-important set of four Empire stools from the Palais des Tuileries, a George I giltwood and lacquer pier table previously owned by Queen Mary, consort to George V, and a delicately-inlaid Venetian micromosaic mirror attributed to Antonio Salviati & Co. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics and Russian Works of Art will be sold on 19 and 20 October and will feature an important Spanish Colonial tureen, cover, and stand by Miguel Guerra, and a diamond presentation snuffbox with the cypher of Queen Victoria, and a rare Vincennes bleu-céléste large bowl dating to circa 1750-53, along with a K.P.M. topographical part tea service and a pair of Meissen figures of nodding pagodas.



Collections: European Decorative Arts
18 October 2016
Achieved: 2,528,564 USD

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art

19 - 20 October 2016
Achieved: 3,127,563 USD

Articles & Videos

Parlez-vous français: A Guide to French Furniture

Whether they were little tables or stylised armchairs, these distinct designs proliferated across living rooms throughout Europe.

The Allure of Royal and Noble Provenance in 10 Objects

Classical furniture, ceramics and silver are made even more exciting when they have a history of being in a royal or noble collection. 

Interior Inspiration from Sotheby’s and Farrow & Ball
As Farrow & Ball celebrates its 70th anniversary, Sotheby’s specialists have selected furniture, decorative art and antiques from our upcoming sales.

Discover Your Furniture Horoscope
Looking for furniture inspiration and not sure where to begin? This October, Sotheby’s is auctioning over 300 pieces to redecorate, update and enhance your interiors. 

The Refined Eye of Mrs. Douglas Auchincloss
The exquisite Collection of Mrs. Douglas Auchincloss will hail from Mrs. Auchincloss’s Long Island residence.

Celebrating Interior Design with Dinner and Drinks
Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Departments hosted a private dinner celebrating interior designers including an exclusive viewing of the upcoming Decorative Arts sales in New York. 

Decadent Cigarette Cases with Voyeuristic Sensibility
With wide-ranging designs, there was a cigarette case for everyone - even the cheekiest of gentlemen. Featuring nude women belly dancing, bathing and even dueling, the fifteen-lot sequence of cigarette cases with erotic imagery offered in our upcoming Collections sales is charmingly seductive.