Discover Your Furniture Horoscope

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Are you having trouble choosing your favourite out of the many treasures in our 9 June Collections: European Decorative Arts sale? Your furniture horoscope is here to help. Based on your star sign, we have identified the fauteuil, wall light, desk or other piece that is right for you. Click ahead to explore your horoscope and some of the star lots in our sale.  –SARA PUTTERMAN

Collections: European Decorative Arts
9 June | New York

Discover Your Furniture Horoscope

  • Taurus (20 April–20 May)
    Spring is your time! You are ready to pursue your passions and intentions with the sun energizing you. Surrounding yourself with the colour yellow will continue to inspire and motivate, so this pair of George III library armchairs is just the thing you need.



     



    A pair of George III mahogany library armchairs, circa 1770. Estimate $15,000–25,000.

  • Gemini (21 May–20 June)
    You need some "me time" this month. Rest up, relax and don’t overexert yourself. To keep calm, a journaling or meditation practice could help. This Chinese Export desk is essential to help you journal and stay introspective.



     



    A Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer kneehole desk, late 18th century. Estimate $6,000–9,000.

  • Cancer (21 June–22 July)
    You are the star this month. Work demands have relaxed and you can now fully embrace your social side. This fantastic pair of pagoda-shaped wall lights will brighten up your already fun, exciting parties.



     



    A pair of mirrored and beaded three branch wall lights, 20th century. Estimate $3,000–5,000.

  • Leo (23 July–22 August)
    This month your failures will be rewarded. Every trial and error you’ve endured, especially in your career, was for a reason and this month will reveal it. When times were tough during the Napoleonic Wars, prisoners created beautiful works of art carved out of the bones from their stews. This guillotine is one of those examples and its beauty will remind you that the good can come out of the bad.



     



    A French Prisoner-of-War bone model of a guillotine, early 19th century. Estimate $20,000–30,000.

  • Virgo (23 August–22 September)
    You are open to the world this month and all its possibilities. Travel, adventures and new ideas will be yours this month. Spin one of the table globes in this pair – a celestial and a terrestrial – and see where you want to go next!



     



    A pair of 12-inch celestial and terrestrial table globes by Cary, dated 1816 and 1827. Estimate $15,000–25,000.

  • Libra (23 September–22 October)
    You are sensitive, emotional and intuitive this month. When your emotions are a rollercoaster, it’s best to embrace your introverted side. Spend some time organizing and cleaning instead of socializing, and use this Italian commode as your new, chic storage unit.



     



    An Italian Rococo walnut commode Venice, mid-18th century. Estimate $7,000–10,000.

  • Scorpio (23 October–21 November)
    Collaboration, compromise and partnership are your key words this month. Take time to meet one-on-one with the important people in your life and cultivate those relationships. This comfy pair of chairs will keep you talking longer with the ones that matter.



     



    A pair of Louis XV carved giltwood fauteuils mid-18th century, stamped E. Meunier. Estimate $6,000–9,000.

  • Sagittarius (22 November–21 December)
    You are in touch with the outdoors this month: hiking, gardening and being outside will be on the top of your list. If you don’t have the room for live plants (or you’re scared of the responsibility of owning them) this pair of porcelain flowers is the perfect replacement.



     



    A pair of Louis XVI lacquered tôle cache-pots mounted with tôle peinte and Vincennes porcelain flowers, circa 1770. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

  • Capricorn (22 December–19 January)
    Have you ever felt a desire to create? This month go ahead and do whatever project you’ve always kept in the back of your mind. To inspire you, hang this set of twelve cacti and aloe plants by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann. The beauty and skill of these prints will definitely have your creative juices flowing.



     



    A set of ten hand-coloured botanical engravings Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741). Estimate $5,000–7,000.

  • Aquarius (20 January–18 February)
    This month will involve some quality time with your sofa, a bottle of red wine and a bag of popcorn. These steel Empire beds covered in cashmere throws and pillows will be your home base for this month of relaxing.  



     



    A pair of Empire steel daybeds, 19th century. Estimate $6,000–9,000.

  • Pisces (19 February–20 March)
    You are plugged in, providing feedback and sharing your news via social media. Don’t be afraid to get out there to pitch your ideas and share your thoughts. You’ll be working late into the night when you hit your stride, so keep these rock crystal and violet quartz lamps plugged in to keep you going.



     



    A pair of rock crystal and violet quartz lamps, modern. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

  • Aries (21 March–19 April)
    To get through this month, you need to be mindful and living in the present. Focus is a key part of that and you should say no to unnecessary, time-sucking activities. A simple, neoclassical clock will keep you in the moment.



     



    A Louis XVI ormolu mantel clock late 18th century, dial signed Le Paute Hger  A Paris. Estimate $6,000–9,000.

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