Collectors from across the globe were out in force for the first of two sales of Robert de Balkany’s collection, which totalled €13,000,000 in Paris. The luxurious collection was assembled over more than 50 years by the businessman, who housed it in the magnificent interiors of the Hôtel de Feuquière. Ahead of the sale, a private viewing at his former residence drew more than 800 visitors in just three days while a further 3,000 people visited an exhibition of highlights at La Galerie Charpentier. The sale was led by the Borghese-Windsor Cabinet - the most important Roman cabinet ever to have come onto the market – which sold to The J. Paul Getty Museum for €2,499,000, a world auction record for a piece of Roman furniture. A monumental organ clock by Charles Clay London sold for €867,000 to the Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement. Click ahead to see more of the auction results.
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