Discover Your Furniture & Decorative Arts Horoscope

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Perhaps you’re feeling a bit out of sync with your stars due to the lingering effects of August's eclipse. No need to worry – the Furniture & Decorative Arts team has looked into your horoscope and found the perfect objects to help you recalibrate this month. From globes that will inspire an energetic Capricorn to a soft rug for a nesting Aries, our fall sales are filled with furniture, silver, ceramics and more to satisfy every star sign. To view these treasures in person, visit the exhibition in our New York galleries from 13 October to 27 October. 

Collections & Curiosities: Silver, Ceramics and Objects of Vertu
19 October | New York

Collections: European Decorative Arts
27 October | New York

Discover Your Furniture & Decorative Arts Horoscope

  • Libra (23 September–22 October)
    The transition from summer to fall is a slow one for you this year. Give yourself time to process emotions and seasonal changes. This set of Venetian grotto furniture, with shells on the legs and backs, is the perfect reminder of summer to help you ease into the colder months.



     



    An assembled suite of Venetian grotto seating furniture, second half 19th century. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

  • Scorpio (23 October–21 November)
    Be cautious this month as you might be prone to disagreements and miscommunication. You might be right in your decisions and opinions, but your delivery can be taken as abrasive, so calm down and go slow. Placed in your office bookcase, this pair of Antique style feet can serve as a reminder that Rome wasn’t built in a day, so take your time.  



     



    A pair of carved marble models of feet. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

  • Sagittarius (22 November–21 December)
    You are a networker this month. Reach out to mentors, sponsors and anyone else who can speed up your ascending career. Since all this socializing will involve playing host, make sure your parties stand out from the rest. Giving guests a stirrup cup (a traditional parting drink handed out when feet were literally in stirrups) is an old-school touch that will make your parties memorable.



     



    A group of twelve English silver stirrup cups, most Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, London, 1914. Estimate $18,000–22,000.

  • Capricorn (22 December–19 January)
    Travel? Check. Risk-taking? Check. You are on fire this month and as motivated as ever. The only question is where you want to go, so a good pair of Victorian globes can provide you with some chic and practical inspiration.



     



    A pair of Victorian celestial and terrestrial twelve-inch globes by Malby & Co. on mahogany stands, dated 1850 and 1848 respectively. Estimate $20,000–30,000.

  • Aquarius (20 January–18 February)
    This month you aren’t feeling like your usual lively self. Instead, with the Sun in Virgo, you are exhausted by the work you’re doing this month and just need some time to yourself or with a select group of friends. This nice, cosy pair of armchairs will provide the perfect seating for those much-needed quiet nights at home.



     



    A pair of Louis XV carved beechwood bergères by Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, mid-18th century, stamped Tilliard. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

  • Pisces (19 February–20 March)
    This month you will be focused on your relationships, both personal and at work. Your imaginative mind will be focused on how to expand those connections and deepen your bonds. All the looking outwards will leave you little time to consider your own feelings, so this William and Mary mirror will remind you to carve out some time for introspection.



     



    A William and Mary stripped pine mirror, possibly Dutch, late 17th century. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

  • Aries (21 March–19 April)
    When was the last time you had a quiet night in? You’ve been traveling and working so much that you haven’t had a second to relax. Your nesting impulse will be heightened this month. A good Persian rug, such as this Lavar Kirman, is the perfect way to add a touch of warmth to your home.



     



    Lavar Kirman carpet, Southeast Persia, circa 1880. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

  • Taurus (20 April–20 May)
    Winter is not coming, according to you. This month you will be eking out every bit of summer and its corresponding lifestyle that you can. When you move the party inside, make sure your interior is still full of sunshine and fun with this monumental silver flamingo.



     



    A monumental Italian silver flamingo, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. Estimate $80,000–120,000.

  • Gemini (21 May–20 June)
    All you want to do this month is to curl up at home and nest; however, it seems friends and family are making that goal unattainable. Change is everywhere in your life and most of it will be unplanned. Invest in a nice tea set that can provide you with some joy during your few moments of relaxation.



     



    A five-piece Danish silver Cosmos pattern tea and coffee set with matching tray, no. 45, Georg Jensen Silversmithy, Copenhagen, circa 1945-77. Estimate $15,000–20,000.

  • Cancer (21 June–22 July)
    Your head is brimming with words and ideas, so let it out this month. Put your ideas down on paper or jump into more dialogues with friends and co-workers to give yourself some release from the abundance of intellectual energy. This beautiful Louis XV bureau plat is the perfect new surface to inspire your writing.



     



    A Louis XV ormolu-mounted kingwood, fruitwood and parquetry bureau plat, mid-18th century. Estimate $12,000–18,000.

  • Leo (23 July–22 August)
    The eclipse has left you with some powerful energy this month. You’re feeling bold and ready to conquer. As a celebration of your reignited lion energy, this malaquite and silver sculpture can be a gift to yourself.



     



    An Italian silver sculpture of two lions on a stone base painted as malachite, Eredi Mazzetti, Milan, circa 1965. Estimate $3,000–5,000.

  • Virgo (23 August–22 September)
    Whatever was holding you back at the end of summer has now been resolved and you are feeling connected, energized and ready to begin a new journey. Your spirit animal this month is a bird: ready to fly and spread your wings. Display this Meissen porcelain green parrot as a tangible reminder of your new attitude.



     



    A Meissen figure of a green parrot, circa 1740. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

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