On 28 January, Freeman's held its annual International Sale, a celebration of fine antiques and textiles from across Eastern Europe and the Middle East, from the 19th century to the 20th. The top lot of the day was a collection of Egyptian figures and fragments, which brought $50,000. Other international lots of note included a fine Mughal gemset jade hilted dagger and a large Ottoman embroidered silk panel from the reign of Sultan Mehmed V. Continental decorative arts also had a strong showing with a large and impressive pair of French Empire style gilt bronze candelabra, and a fine Directiore ormolu and enamel pendule squelette.
Top Lots from the 28 January 2015 International Sale
- Lot 13 - Collection of Egyptian figures and fragments, Sold for $50,000
- Lot 300 - Large and Impressive pair of French Empire style gilt bronze candelabra, last quarter 19th century, Sold for $40,000
- Lot 100 - Fine Mughal gemset jade hilted dagger and scabbard, peshkabz, Sold for $30,000
- Lot 337 - Fine Directoire ormolu and enamel pendule squelette, the movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin, enamel by Georges-Adrien Merlet, circa 1795, Sold for $29,440
- Lot 87 - Large Ottoman metal thread embroidered silk panel, Turkey, likely reign of Sultan Mehmed V (r.1909-18), Sold for $19,200
The next English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts auction will be held on 19 May 2015. Please contact department head David Walker or associate specialist Veronica Renton for more information about buying or consigning.