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.
Details Formed over a period of fifty years and acquired from the most renowned antiquaries in London and Paris, this collection of 18th, 19th and early 20th century French decorative art and silver contains some two hundred lots: a mix of pieces derived from French Royal examples of the ancien régime and belle époque creations from Francois Linke. A highlight is the group of approximately forty timepieces spanning the 18th century to the late 19th century; the silver includes a rare and innovative pair of silver-gilt wine coolers by Paul Storr in the form of overflowing flower baskets.