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Eight furniture, art and antiques auctions happening this month
Jul 7, 2014

Throughout the month of July, five major auction houses are gearing up for sales across the country and abroad. Here’s a look at what’s coming up from Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Doyle, Wright and Bonhams.

Christie’s Interiors—Masters & Makers (July 8, London)
Highlights of this sale, which features furniture, lighting, antique silver and paintings, are a William and Mary walnut oyster veneered mirror, a George I walnut and burr walnut bureau cabinet and a George II walnut corner armchair. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

Selected Works from the Collections of the Dukes of Northumberland (July 9, London)
The annual Treasures sale by Sotheby’s is renowned for its museum-like curated presentation of rare and important Works of Art. This lot will include pieces sold by order of the 12th Duke of Northumberland and the Trustees of the Northumberland Estates. A highlight from this collection is a Roman antique statue of Aphrodite dating from the 1st Century AD. Alongside this work is an impressive ensemble of furniture and decorative arts.  The sale begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9.

The Exceptional Sale (July 10, London)
United by the common themes of rarity, provenance, craftsmanship and beauty, the furniture and decorative arts offered in Christie’s Exceptional Sale will offer pieces ranging from an exquisite sculpture by Giambologna to a historic Egyptian statue. It also includes furniture by Thomas Chippendale, clocks by Breguet, imperial European silver, ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain, a Berlin commemorative campana vase celebrating the Duke of Wellington’s victory at the Battle of Vitoria in 1813, and a wide range of works with royal provenance including an elegant carpet made during the reign of King Louis XV. The sale begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.

Fine European Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art (July 10, London)

Held at Bonham’s, this sale will feature a pair of large French wrought iron andirons, a Spanish late 17th century walnut and inlaid center table, and a pair of Flemish 28th century copper floor standing torcheres. The sale begins at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.

Mass Modern (July 12, Chicago)
Wright’s annual auction includes approximately 500 lots of 20th century designs and objects offered without reserve. Works by mid-century favorites such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nakashima and Poul Henningsen are among the well-designed and affordable selections of this highly anticipated sale. With sale estimates ranging from $100–$10,000, the auction is perfect for beginning collectors, design enthusiasts and bargain-hunters alike. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12.

Rugs & Carpets (July 14-15, Los Angeles)
This Bonham’s sale will feature a Turkish rug, a French tapestry, various runners, a Sarouk Carpet and a Kazak rug, among others. The sale begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14.

Christie’s Interiors (July 15-16, London)

Furniture, silver, antique lighting, rugs and porcelain jars are among the items on auction at this sale. Highlights include a pair of North Italian giltwood fauteuils, a French ormolu-mounted mahogany bureau plat, and a late Victorian glit-brass mounted plum pudding mahogany and rosewood Carlton house desk. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15.

Doyle at Home (July 16, New York)
The popular Doyle At Home Auction is back this month, and will feature fine furniture, decorations and paintings from prominent estates and collections including prints, porcelain silver and rugs. Highlights include items from the estate of Joseph LaFera, Jr. as well as a pair of Georgian style painted wood mirrors, a Regence style walnut marble top commode, and a Louis Vuitton suitcase. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16.

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