Christie's Spencer House Sale - Princess Diana Althorp 2010 Earl Spencer
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Christie's Spencer House Sale - Princess Diana Althorp 2010 Earl Spencer:
The Spencer House Sale is particularly rich in exceptional examples of English seat-furniture designed by the architects John Vardy, James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and Henry Holland. Originally from extensive suites, some in excess of 60 pieces, the sale includes specimen pairs from these long sets, of which the majority will remain in the collection at Althorp. The sale has been carefully curated to ensure that the historic integrity of the 18th century collections at Althorp remain largely intact.
Porcelain has also long been a passion of the Earls Spencer. Highlights include a Sèvres porcelain dinner service purchased in Paris in 1786; there are also wares from Chelsea, Meissen and the Orient, led by a garniture of five Japanese lacquered and mother-of-pearl inlaid Imari vases, dating from the late 17th century and probably acquired by the redoubtable Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. This magnificent selection also embraces two sublime Old Master pictures, exceptional works of art by Rubens and Il Guercino, the latter also originally supplied to Spencer House in 1768, which will be sold in the Old Masters and 19th Century Art Sale at King Street on 6 July. These treasures from the Spencer family collections – one of the most historic and romantic of all aristocratic collections – are offered for sale for the first time in their history.This softcover catalog with over 200 pages is in like new condition. The only flaw is a small dog ear on the front cover, bottom right.Be sure to check out the other items in my store! I have books and commemorative items about William & Kate, books about Princess Diana, the British Royal Family, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Marilyn Monroe, and other items. I gladly combine shipping! I have a 28 mile round trip to the nearest post office. Because of this, I generally ship once a week. If you need an item quickly, please let me know and we'll see what we can work out. Please don't leave low seller ratings for shipping time. I ship once a week. Books are shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. I will always send you a delivery confirmation number or customs number. All of my items are from a smoke-free home. I also recycle shipping products for the benefit of the Environment.If you think I have not earned 5 star ratings in any area, please contact me before leaving response so I can try to make things right. I package each item carefully with plastic wrap and/or bubble wrap. I use cardboard protection when needed. I don't just drop an item into a box or envelope and send it off. Customer satisfaction is very important to me. Please contact me if you are not satisfied in any way.