The Private and the Public achieved a strong total of £3,421,001. Leading this elegant sale was an early George III mahogany hall bench, attributed to William and John Linnell, circa 1760, which sold for £305,000 from an estimate of £70,000 – 100,000 and a pair of Italian micro-mosaics by Giacomo Raffaelli, which sold for £233,000 from an estimate of £50,000 – 100,000.
For over 80 years Pelham Galleries has been synonymous with the finest English and Continental Furniture and Works of Art. The galleries in London and Paris have been instrumental in helping form some truly exceptional collections, and treasures from the gallery can be found in many of the world’s greatest museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Louvre to name a few.
Alan Rubin is now beginning a new chapter following a lifetime of dealing to focus on his passion for music and antique instruments. The remarkable works from the memorable galleries where he curated such inspirational ensembles, together with a selection of pieces from the family collection, will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s this March.