Please note that this sale has been postponed and will now begin closing at 12pm EDT on Wednesday, April 21. Please contact the Bids Department with any questions or concerns.
T his April, Sotheby's New York presents two auctions featuring an array of furniture, silver, and ceramics that span from the 16th to the 21st centuries. This season is marked by several iconic single owner collections and property from interiors designed by David Kleinberg, Mario Buatta, Cullman & Kravis, and John B. Murray Architect.
Open for online bidding April 9th - 21st, the Style New York: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture auction includes property from the New York Homes of Patricia Altschul, designed by Mario Buatta, A Coral Gables Collection, Barbara and Ira Lipman, A Private Park Avenue Collection, The Estate of Alexis Gregory and The Estate of Raymond Cheven, among others. We invite connoisseurs and decorators, new and established, to discover works of art and antiques. We encourage you to explore more collections in the European Furniture, Silver, & Ceramics sale closing on April 19th.
Property from the New York Homes of Patricia Altschul, Designed by Mario Buatta
Before Mario Buatta decorated Patricia Altschul’s Charleston mansion, which has become one of the most famous buildings in town after appearing on the television show Southern Charm, he designed a number of New York properties for her: Southerley, her estate on Centre Island, and her apartments on Fifth Avenue. Offered for sale with no reserve are a selection of items from Patricia’s collection that Mario selected for her New York residences, including a ornate Louis XV clock, a set of Regency chairs, and a whimsical glass epergne.
Property from A Coral Gables Collection
Every interior could use a French flourish, decorate for spring with property from a private Coral Gables Collection.
Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, Sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation
The late Alexis Gregory, author and founder of Vendome Press, established one of the finest collections of European decorative arts in the United States. An insatiable collector, he transformed his Fifth Avenue apartment into a resplendent Kunstkammer. A reflection of his refined taste and an homage to the Empire period, click through the images below to explore a selection of furniture and decorative arts as they appeared in his home, now featured in our sale. To learn more about Alexis Gregory’s legacy, click here.
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
Transport yourself to 18th Century Paris, Turin, and Genoa via a selection of property that once belonged to the renowned Italian dealer Giuseppe Rossi, now offered as part of the Lipman Collection.
Property from an Important Midwestern Collection
Property from A Private Park Avenue Collection
At the core of this collection is a series of remarkable 19th century French trompe l'oeil pottery dishes, teeming with life from the natural world. The group is led by an early work signed by Charles-Jean Avisseau, often credited for rediscovering the “lost” techniques of Renaissance artist Bernard Palissy, of making casts of actual specimens of local fish, plants and reptiles. As well as Avisseau are works by his follower Thomas-Victor Sergent, and works attributed to the Barbizet workshop.
Highlights from the Estate of Raymond Cheven
Raymond Chevan appreciated elaborately worked silver of many ages and cultures, as seen in this selection of highlights. He built his collection while on trips around the globe, as well as purchasing from the Silver Vaults in London.