Sotheby's 18 April 2015 Private Collections sale brought a strong total of $5,220,814, well within pre-sale estimates. An important set of twelve George III mahogany dining chairs circa 1760 led the sale with a total price of $322,000, just over four times the high estimate. Also performing well, A George I parcel-gilt scarlet-japanned desk and bookcase sold for $137,000.
Sotheby’s spring Private Collections sale features several distinct curated collections of English, European, and 19th Century furniture and decorative arts alongside select pieces from various private owners. The Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Wassil includes an impressive group of 19th century furniture, decorative arts, and ceramics, while the Property from the Collection of Lisa Blue Baron features several pieces of English furniture including a suite of furniture by John Wellsman originally supplied to Sir John Davie for Creedy Park, Devon. The sale will also include a group of Continental furniture from an American Private Collection, a selection of carpets and a group of English porcelain from a private collector.