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  • A CARPET MADE FOR THE SUN KING AT SOTHEBY’S

    From opulent carpets made for the Sun King and Frederick the Great’s armchair to the intriguing Rothschild Orpheus Cup and gems of scientific innovation the sale entitled Treasures at Sotheby’s in London on July 6 offers much to the serious and wealthy collector.  Inaugurated in 2010 this highly curated sale is one of the more notable of the year in decorative art.  Combining royal and aristocratic provenance with craftsmanship and freshness to market the selection this summer includes furniture, silver, vertu, clocks, sculpture and works of art.

    Henry House, Head of Sotheby’s Furniture and Decorative Arts Department, said: “Each of the 46 lots in the sale exemplifies the definition of treasure. Formerly the preserve of Kings, Princes and Popes, they celebrate the genius and craftsmanship of the greatest artists and artisans of their era.”

    A ROYAL CARPET FOR THE PALAIS DU LOUVRE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIMITRI MAVROMMATIS A Louis XIV Savonnerie carpet for the galerie du Bord de l’eau (grande galerie), Palais du Louvre Paris Chaillot workshop of the Lourdet family, delivered on 10 June 1678 (£300,000-500,000)

    A ROYAL CARPET FOR THE PALAIS DU LOUVRE
    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIMITRI MAVROMMATIS
    A Louis XIV Savonnerie carpet for the galerie du Bord de l’eau (grande galerie), Palais du Louvre Paris
    Chaillot workshop of the Lourdet family, delivered on 10 June 1678 (£300,000-500,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £341,000

    SOUTH GERMAN, AUGSBURG, AROUND 1600 THE ROTHSCHILD ORPHEUS CUP (£600,000 - 800,000)

    SOUTH GERMAN, AUGSBURG, AROUND 1600
    THE ROTHSCHILD ORPHEUS CUP (£600,000 – 800,000)  UPDATE; THIS SOLD FOR £1,061,000

     CHAIR FOR FREDERICK THE GREAT A German rococo silvered armchair, attributed to Johann August Nahl, Potsdam, circa 1744-46 (£80,000-120,000)

    CHAIR FOR FREDERICK THE GREAT
    A German rococo silvered armchair, attributed to Johann August Nahl, Potsdam, circa 1744-46 (£80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

     

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