October, 2009

Throne of Emperor Qianlong Breaks World Auction Record for Chinese Furniture

Throne of Emperor Qianlong Breaks World Auction Record for Chinese Furniture

At Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale 2009, an outstanding Imperial carved zitan ‘dragon’ throne of Qianlong period was sold for HK$85,780,000/US$11,068,193 to a bidder in the room, breaking the world auction record for any Chinese furniture. Bidding opened at HK$13 million, quickly reaching HK$20 million, when a bidder […]

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The March Family Offer the Magnificient Cucci Cabinet at Christie’s Sale

The March Family Offer the Magnificient Cucci Cabinet at Christie’s Sale

A magnificent Louis XIV cabinet-on-stand attributed to Domenico Cucci (1635-1704) and the Gobelins workshop, circa 1665-1675, is expected to realize in the region of £4 million when it is offered by The March Family at Christie’s sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe on Thursday December 10, 2009. This exceptionally rare work provides the global […]

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Damien Hirst Butterfly Series Work Sells for HK$17.2 Million at Seoul Auction

Damien Hirst Butterfly Series Work Sells for HK$17.2 Million at Seoul Auction

Seoul Auction, Korea’s leading auction house, held its Modern and Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong on October 7, 2009, and achieved a total of HK$53.1 million (US$6.9 million). “The Importance of Elsewhere –The Kingdom of Heaven” from the renowned British artist Damien Hirst’s celebrated Butterfly Series achieved HK$17,222,000 (US$2,236,623), establishing a record as the […]

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SKINNER AUCTIONS RICHARD WRIGHT COLLECTION OF  DECORATIVE ARTS AND FURNITURE OCTOBER 24th IN BOSTON

SKINNER AUCTIONS RICHARD WRIGHT COLLECTION OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND FURNITURE OCTOBER 24th IN BOSTON

Session II of Wright Collection features Tiffany Lamps, Martin Brothers Pottery, and Art Nouveau Furniture BOSTON, Mass. – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host Session II of the Richard Wright Collection on October 24th starting at 11 a.m. in the Boston gallery. Richard Wright, […]

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