Christies announces Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz AN ENGLISH TASTE auction

Christie’s announces a new collaboration with renowned decorators and antique dealers Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz will take place in its South Kensington saleroom this September.

The auction, Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz – AN ENGLISH TASTE, to be held on Wednesday, 26 September, will incorporate a broad range of items: classic textiles by William Morris; the furniture of A.W.N. Pugin and Sir Robert Lorimer; pictures by Paul Nash, Simon Bussy, William Crozier and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder; as well as a more culturally diverse aesthetic lead by Uzbek susani embroideries and Robert Kime’s own signature soft furnishings. The sale will feature some 450 lots, and with estimates ranging from £300 up to £25,000, there is something for every collector. The sale as a whole is expected to fetch in the region of £600,000.

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2012 that totaled £2.2 billion/$3.5 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £413.4 million/ $661.5 million in the first half of 2012, an increase of 53% on the previous year.

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