Christie’s International is hoping to take deep breaths as it is focusing into the antique English furniture market by holding an evening sale of 12 “masterpieces” in London on 18 June. The discretely segmented selection that follows Christie’s evening sale of the anthology of the late Simon Sainsbury, is anticipated to fetch 10 million pounds ($19.7 million). The sale exhibits five works by Thomas Chippendale, the renowned English cabinetmakers.
Chippendale’s Kenure Cabinet from 1750s, an affluently stamped piece in a Chinese “fantasy” style is illustrated as the “finest example of his craft to ever appear at auction” by the auction house.
Since 1964, it was not seen in the market and news it this time at Christie’s it may generate a sale of record 2.5 million pounds to 4 million pounds ($3.9-$7.8 million) on 18 June.