This autumn, Sotheby’s will launch a new series of sales in London, Paris and New York as part of a newly-created Classic Design Week. This will encompass two categories of auction in each location focused on these collecting areas. The first, Classic Design, will showcase British and European furniture, clocks, silver and ceramics in a tightly-curated sale celebrating the inventiveness of the designers and makers largely from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The second sale in the series, Design 17/20, will take a broader view of works from the 17th to 20th centuries, with many lots at affordable levels, to encourage the next generation of collectors to discover an array of Classic Design from this period.
Classic Design will take place at Sotheby’s New York on 17 October. Design 17/20 will take place the following day in New York on 18 October. Collecting Across Continents will take place on 19 October.