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    The French commode and Russian vases pictured below will feature at the four day sale of  the Lily and Edmond J. Safra Collections  at Sotheby’s in New York in October.  Of interest to connoisseurs worldwide the sale offers lots that Sotheby’s say are at the pinnacle of their respective collecting categories.
    The six dedicated sales of the collection from October 18-21 are expected to realise more than $40 million.  A two day sale of the Safra collections at Sotheby’s in 2005 brought in $49 million.
    UPDATE:  The group of French 18th century lacquer furniture headed by the lacquer commode pictured which made $6,914,500 brought in a total of $12.5 million.  The four day sale realised $45,900,064.
    (See post for July 10, 2011.)

    A pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases, decorated with portraits of Alexandra Fedorovna and her father, King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, after the portrait by Franz Krüger now in the 1812 Gallery of the Hermitage (est. $1.5/2.5 million). (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD.

    A Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Japanese lacquer commode with secretaire en suite, attributed to Adam Weisweiler (est. $5/7 million). (Click on image to enlarge).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $6,914,500

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