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Housed within the famous Albany on Piccadilly, a neoclassical masterpiece originally built by Sir William Chambers in 1770, this wonderful collection of important English furniture perfectly complemented the grand interiors. A collection formed over the last twenty-five years with love and attention and sourced from the leading dealers in London and New York and major auctions it consists of great pieces of English furniture from the 17th century to the early 19th century, including rare gilt-gesso furniture, carved mahogany and marquetry furniture and an exceptional group of giltwood mirrors. For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact: Bids.email@example.com (+44) 207 293 5283 (bids general line) For sale enquiries please contact: Henry House Senior Director, Senior International Specialist, Head of Classic Design, London +44 (0)20 7293 5486 HENRY.HOUSE@SOTHEBYS.COM João Magalhães Director, Senior Specialist European Furniture +44 (0)20 7293 5089 JOAO.MAGALHAES@SOTHEBYS.COM Jonathan Hills Director, Senior Specialist Clocks +44 (0)20 7293 5538 JONATHAN.HILLS@SOTHEBYS.COM Adèle Bourbonne Associate Specialist Furniture +44 (0)20 7293 6809 ADELE.BOURBONNE@SOTHEBYS.COM Cameron Di Leo Associate Cataloguer Furniture +44 (0)20 7293 6103 CAMERON.DILEO@SOTHEBYS.COM Elena Nies Associate Specialist European Sculpture and Works of Art London +44 20 7293 5639 ELENA.NIES@SOTHEBYS.COM Elisabeth Lobkowicz VP, Specialist Old Master Paintings +1 212 606 7230 ELISABETH.LOBKOWICZ@SOTHEBYS.COM Frankie Keyworth Specialist Islamic and Indian Art +44 (0)20 7293 5294 FRANKIE.KEYWORTH@SOTHEBYS.COM
Starts on: Dec 06, 2023 8:00 AM ESTLondon, England, UK11 hrs Left
Collection Hubert Guerrand-Hermès, Vente du Soir A curious and enthusiastic collector from a dynasty where refinement reigns supreme, Hubert Guerrand-Hermès spent his entire life amassing a unique collection: a knowing mixture of contemporary art, design, royal 18th-century furniture, and paintings by classic masters. Our evening auction pays tribute to his taste for the interplay between different time periods: works by Pierre Soulages, Lucio Fontana, Anselm Kiefer, and Yves Klein are presented alongside a pair of monkeys sculpted by François-Xavier Lalanne and a a chair which belonged to Marie-Antoinette at her boudoir at Chateau de Versailles, a Russian vase which belonged to the count of Stroganoff and a Louis XV commode by Cressent. His passion for history and hunting is reflected in the scenes in beautiful paintings by Alexandre-François Desportes, Hubert Robert, Alfred de Dreux, and Honoré Fragonard. The collection also showcases abstraction and sculpture, as shown in the basement of Hôtel de Lannion, where a majestic painting by Pierre Soulages hangs beside an Homme debout (Standing Man) bronze by Germaine Richier.
Starts on: Dec 13, 2023 11:00 AM ESTFrance, Paris, FR
Collection Hubert Guerrand-Hermès, L'hôtel de Lannion The former Parisian home of the Hubert Guerrand-Hermès collection, Hôtel de Lannion is a testament to the architecture and opulence of the Ancien Régime. Built in 1754 by Jean Damun, architect to the Prince of Conti, the mansion is laid out according to the traditional Parisian townhouse floor plan “between courtyard and garden”. This first-rate reception space dazzles visitors with its interior decoration featuring gilded stucco adornments including the volutes and shell designs of the listed Louis XV Grand Salon, illustrating the persistence of the Rocaille style. Like a tribute to the true purpose of Hôtel de Lannion – which is to showcase the great decorative arts –, Hubert Guerrand-Hermès called upon the decorator François-Joseph Graf when he took possession of the space. The designer had to incorporate a large collection including 18th-century decorative arts, post-war painting, and contemporary sculpture and design, with a certain taste for hunting. In the several rooms Hubert Guerrand-Hermès presented Contemporary confirmed artists such as Daniel Spoerri, David Hockney or Yves Klein along with 18th century furniture such as this exquisite games table stamped by Henri Wirtz, a pair of gilt-bronze ornamental vases with children, circa 1820 or a late Louis XVI gueridon stamped by Adam Weisweiler. He collected original design like these green sofas made by Pierre Paulin but also artists from the Far East with Liu Wei. His taste was eclectic, he was surrounded by French porcelain and classical silver but also by works of art created by César and Max Ernst. Every inch of his hotel was full of art, from photographs by Man Ray to paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry with a particular taste for 18th century old master drawings. As a hunting lover, he assembled a set of paintings with dogs, hunting scenes by Jean-Baptiste Huet and Eugène
Starts on: Dec 14, 2023 8:00 AM ESTParis, France, FR
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