Chair the price of the house and other furniture.
All items of antique furniture that set price records at the auction of the largest auction houses in the world, whether the throne of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong, chair of the firm “Faberge” or armchair with dragons of the work of Eileen gray, are real works of art and outstanding examples of furniture design in his time.Have similar items in your collection is the dream and goal of many wealthy collectors, and often for them turns up a real fight.
The chair of the Faberge work master Mikhail Perkhin
Price: $2.28 million
When you say the name fabergé, the mind immediately arises the image of the world-famous Easter eggs and jewelry made by craftsmen of the company. With furniture it is virtually not associated. However, they were made but in very limited quantities, however, and the work on the larger forms of craftsmen, Faberge held a stamp and put in the work its soul. For four years — from 1899 to 1903 th- spent master Mikhail Pershin to create a true masterpiece of furniture art: a chair on surviving sketches of German architect and painter Leo von Klenze (1784-1864). On the new York Sotheby’s auction in April 2007, a total sale amount exceeded the maximum assessment of $780 000.
A pair of Italian sofas in the middle of the XVIII century
1.7 million ($2.77 million)
The name of the artist (painter, not a carpenter), who designed the two couches, put under the hammer at London auction Sotheby’s in July 2011, is shrouded in mystery. Only version: the first is that it was Lorenzo de Ferrari (1680-1744), according to the second — Domenico Parodi (1668-1740). Both were eminent artists of his time who did not hesitate to earn the design of the furniture. Presumably, the sofas were made in the period from 1740 to 1744 and it could be one of his last works as de Ferrari and Parodi. The original sofas were in the now-preserved building of the chamber of Commerce of Genoa, then ended up in America, then in England, where he was put up for auction, ended with a record result.
Bed time of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty
Price: of 23.06 million Hong Kong dollars ($2,97 million)
In Imperial China, court of master cabinetmakers have created true works of furniture art for the Son of Heaven and his entourage. In the years of turmoil after the Xinhai revolution of 1911 a part of the furniture was lost, the part is removed from the country. And the bed time of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction in October 2010, a clear proof of that. This is a wonderful work of Chinese court artists: to create used the sandalwood, and the elaborate carving was spent not one year. It is therefore quite natural that the maximum estimate was easily exceeded by 3.06 million Hong Kong dollars.
Vanity the works of William Savery
Price: $4,48 million
Dressing table, sold at Sotheby’s auction in January 2009, is another masterpiece of American furniture design of the eighteenth century. Its creation is attributed to William Savery — known in Philadelphia as a master-carpenter, whose tables, extant, can be counted again on the fingers of one hand. So, when his dressing table was sold at 7.5 times more expensive than the maximum estimate, setting a record price, it has become quite an expected result. After exactly a year before, six chairs work Saveri was put under the hammer for a record $2.1 million. it is Noteworthy that vanity more than half a century was kept by the descendants of its first owner, John Johnson and was first put up for auction during the great depression.
Secretary Louis XV
Price: ?3.2 million ($5.1 million)
The best works of the famous French master of Dutch origin, Bernard II van Risenburg are the adornment of many Museum and private collections, and the appearance of the chests of drawers or secretaries, the auction immediately causes a stir. Van Risenburg used a very time-consuming and expensive for its time, the Japanese technique of drawing the image on the surface of the furniture, and was used not only authentic equipment, but also materials — for example, the famous Japanese lacquer, to get that was very complex due to the then closed Country of the rising sun. To understand why, in December 2012 at the London auction Cristie”s Secretary, made a master in 1756-57 years, was sold for 3 million pounds.
Stool Reginald Lewis 1750
Price: $5.2 million
The stools, manufactured by master cabinetmakers in the eighteenth century in New England (primarily Pennsylvania) and extant in more or less good preservation, can be counted on the fingers of one hand. And this is no exaggeration. The most famous of them are not somewhere, and in the Metropolitan Museum. They are the real masterpieces of American furniture art of the XVIII century. Therefore, when one of the stools appeared on the new York Sotheby’s auction in September 2008, then he turned serious struggle: the sale price exceeded the maximum estimate of 10.4 times! Interestingly, when the stool was put up for auction the last time in the mid-twentieth century, its value was only $10,000.
English commode of the age of George III
Price: ?3.8 million ($5.98 million)
Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is the largest English master cabinetmaker Rococo and early classicism. His work is the pinnacle of British art furniture of the XVIII century. When the pieces of furniture created by Chippendale, offered for sale, they are invariably popular with wealthy collectors. And the London auction Sotheby’s, held in December 2010, is no exception. The hammer was put a refined chest of drawers of his work, setting a new record price. At a maximum estimated cost ?1 million it was sold almost 3.8 times more expensive, which is not surprising, given the cultural and artistic value of this piece of furniture.Tea table of Goddart
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