Saturday, September 19, 2009

Poking around Sotheby’s

Have you ever poked around the Sotheby's Auction House? It’s loaded with such gorgeous furniture, art and more than you can ever imagine.

On a recent visit to their site, I came across a sale they were having from a Paris Flat. Specifically, Photographs, Furniture and Works From a Parisian Flat, Avenue Montaigne.

To have such grandeur and luxury in your home would be incredible. But, why the sale? It looks like everything is going! It’s quite a lot. Here are some of the offerings…

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SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT EN BOIS CLAIR ET LAITON DORÉ, TRAVAIL AUTRICHIEN BIEDERMEIER, VERS 1830-1840
[SECRÉTAIRE, BIEDERMEIER, C.1830-1840]

Estimated at 3,000-5,000 EUR.

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VASE EN BRONZE
JAPON, ÉPOQUE MEIJI (1868-1912)
[A BRONZE VASE, JAPAN, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)]

Estimated at 600-800 EUR.

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BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991)
1898-1991
BROOME STREET, NEW YORK, ANNÉES 1940
[VINTAGE SILVER PRINT. MOUNTED AND FRAMED.]

Estimated at 4,000-5,000 EUR.

I love this print! It’s so Moulin Rouge, isn’t it?

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GRAND LUSTRE EN TÔLE PATINÉE ET BRONZE DORÉ, TRAVAIL DU NORD DE L'EUROPE DE LA FIN DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE - DÉBUT DU XIXE SIÈCLE
[A LARGE PATINATED TOLE AND GILTBRONZE CHANDELIER, NORTHERN EUROPE, LATE 18TH CENTURY - EARLY 19TH CENTURY]

Estimated at 50,000-80,000 EUR.

This chandelier is gorgeous. The gilting, the patina, the design!

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LIT BATEAU EN ACAJOU ET BRONZE DORÉ D'ÉPOQUE EMPIRE, D'APRÈS UN DESSIN DE PERCIER ET FONTAINE
[A GILTBRONZE MOUNTED MAHOGANY BED, EMPIRE, FROM A SKETCH BY CHARLES PERCIER]

Estimated at 10,000-15,000 EUR.

I can’t imagine sleeping in this beauty though… it’s so formal!

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BAS-RELIEF DIONYSIAQUE EN MARBRE À DEUX FACES, ART ROMAIN, VERS LE 1ER SIÈCLE APRÈS J-C
BAS-RELIEF DIONYSIAQUE EN MARBRE À DEUX FACES, ART ROMAIN
[ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF DOUBLE SIDED WITH DIONYSIAC DECORATION, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.]

Estimated at 9,000-13,000 EUR.

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PAIRE DE FAUTEUILS CONFORTABLES À DOSSIER EN ÉVENTAIL RECOUVERTS D'UN GAUFRÉ DE SOIE RAYÉ OR, TRAVAIL MODERNE
[A PAIR OF CONFORTABLE ARMCHAIRS COVERED WITH SILK, MODERN]

Estimated 600-1,000 EUR.

There is that beautiful chandelier and bronze vase in the background.

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MARCUS LEATHERDALE (B.1952)
b.1952
RANI USHA OF JODPHUR, 1992 (SÉRIE BHARAT, INDIA)
[SILVER PRINT, ED. 1/10. MOUNTED AND FRAMED.]

Estimated at 1,500 – 2,000 EUR.

This photograph is hauntingly beautiful. I would love to have this piece. Her gaze tells me she has quite an interesting story to tell.

Go checkout Sotheby's for yourself. I have to live vicariously through those that can afford these items, but it’s nice to have a peek into their lives.

3 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Thanks for sharing a taste of the rich and famous with us :)

Spencer Howard said...

Love those photographs... thanks for sharing!

+Spencer
The Architectural Antique Review

Cristin said...

Wow! Lovely images. The chandelier is fabulous.

xo,
cristin

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