Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson at Christie’s London

Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964) will be offered at Christie’s London on the 18 and 19 September 2013. Enviable collection comprising 650 lots that belonged to respected collector, architect and former president of the Royal Academy has an estimated total value of more than £4,000,000 ($6,000,000). Ancient oil paintings, watercolours, architectural drawings, European furniture, sculptures, objets d’art, books, clocks, musical instruments and Georgian costumes remained unseen and untouched for almost half a century.

Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964) will be offered at Christie's London on the 18 and 19 September 2013

The most prominent lots include Portrait of Countess Lucietta Memmo Mocenigo by Angelica Kauffmann, R.A (1741-1807), estimated £150,000 – £250.000 ($220,000 – $380,000), a roman sculpture in marble, Silenus riding on the back of a goat, realised between the 1st and 2nd century AD, estimated £80,000 – £120,000 ($120,000 – $180,000).

In the furniture and objets d’art category is A pair of George III ormolu and white marble perfume-burners, (circa 1771), by the English 18th century craftsman Matthew Boulton, estimated £60,000 – £100,000 ($60,000 – $150,000). A piano in satinwood and mahogany (circa 1786) produced by John Joseph Merlin, estimated £30,000 – £50,000 ($45,000 – $75,000).

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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