True Connoisseurship: The Collection of Ezra & Cecile Zilkha
Live Auction: 20 November 2020 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

True Connoisseurship: The Collection of Ezra & Cecile Zilkha 20 November 2020 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

F ifth Avenue has long been one of the world’s greatest repositories of 18th and 19th century French Fine and Decorative arts outside of France. Rich holdings are found both in the public institutions of the Metropolitan Museum, Frick and Cooper-Hewitt, and also in the private collections of its illustrious residents. The Zilkha collection represents one of the last and most accomplished flowerings of this noble New York tradition. Ezra and Cecile Zilkha created exquisite interiors overlooking Central Park in the classic French grand goût that rival the best Parisian townhouses or the great Rothschild châteaux, and their inspired taste now forms the basis of the most important sale of French furniture held in New York for nearly a decade.

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Entrance Hall


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Green Salon

Dining Room

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Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are pleased to welcome clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for True Connoisseurship: The Collection of Ezra & Cecile Zilkha will open on Tuesday, November 10th at 10AM EDT and will close on Thursday, November 19th at 5PM EDT. To schedule an appointment, please click here or contact or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about Sotheby’s safety requirements here.

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