Sunday, February 28, 2010

Christie's Interiors Auction March 2 and 3

We went to the preview for the Christie's Interiors auction today. We thought that there was a lot of interesting things.

Here is the link to the catalogue: Chirstie's Interiors auction catalogue

Here are a few photos and items that caught our eye in particular.


The mirrored breakfront bookcase is quite interesting and would be a focal point in a room. It's estimated at $3,500 - $4,500. This would be an 'investment' piece, but if you're looking to glam up a living or dining room this could be just the thing!

There was a fair amount of chinoiserie influenced objects, which I always like and go with any style - traditional to modern.

For a more contemporary look, we enjoyed this area of the show, and particularly the lamps on the side tables next to the sofa. 

There are two deco style lamps in the photo above and a third that's part of the lot on the coffee table. The estimate is $600 - $800, which seems pretty reasonable for such decorative lamps. 
There were also quite a few groupings of prints that would nicely fill a wall. This group of 6 prints of Swedish buildings was very good looking and well framed. 

This group of 6 prints is estimated at $1,200 - $1,600. 
Finally, I have been hooked on lighting in general because interesting light fixtures can really jazz up a room (a further blog on this soon). This lantern is really cool in this photo and in person. 

This 20th century cut glass and beaded lantern is estimated at $1,000 - $1,500 and there are two in the sale. It's 25" tall so it would make a statement in a room. My feeling is that one would want to look at the condition of the beading pretty closely (or get a condition report from Christie's). I'll bet it goes for under the low estimate, but we'll see later this week.

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