AuctionInternational auction 830
Date & Time: 6/6/12 - 6/14/12
House & Location: Bruun Rasmussen, Bredgade, Copenhagen
Categories: 19th C. Paintings, Antiquities, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Asian Art, Carpets, Clocks, Contemporary Art, Decorative Art, Drawings, Glass, Furniture, Jewelry & Jewellery, Memorabilia, Modern Art, Miniatures, Design, Paintings & Sculpture, Old Masters, Porcelain & Faience, Photography, Russian Art, Posters, Prints, Silver, Collectibles, Watches
Viewing5/31/12 - 6/4/12
More than 1,300 catalogue numbers of fine art, antiques, jewellery, modern art and design
will be going under the hammer at this summer’s international auction, which will be held from 6–14 June at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen.
Treats for the art lover ?
The Fine Art category is lead by Vilhelm Hammershøi’s mysterious work from 1909. The oppressive mood is well known, but the oval framing gives the painting a twist, for – is the motif a reflection in a mirror? A much lighter mood is found in Paul Fisher’s picture from 1897 of two elegant ladies having coffee on a sunny day across the street from the ”National Scala” – a popular place of entertainment in the Copenhagen of the day.
18th century furniture design ?
The auction also provides you with ample possibilities of acquiring furniture made by some
of the best Danish 18th century cabinetmakers. Among other things you see a rococo bureau by Christian Jakob Preisler, a Louis XVI sofa by Nicolas-Henri Jardin, and last, but not least, Georg Erdman Rosenberg’s suite, which has previously belonged to both Bregentved Estate and Palstrup Estate.
A little something to please both sexes ?
Among the many jewels a diamond ring, with a large blue, cushion-cut tanzanite, is shining brightly. It has belonged to American actor Tony Curtis, who became especially known for his part in the movie “Some Like It Hot” from 1959, where he played with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon. If your interests are more in the direction of wristwatches, you will find a large selection of the best-known brands at prices ranging from DKK 6,000 to 300,000.
There will be Cold War history in the air when the hammer swings over the chess memorabilia from one of the greatest ever chess matches – the dramatic and highly publicised showdown between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in Iceland in 1972, which came to symbolise the political confrontation between the two superpowers – the US and the USSR.
Iconic furniture classics ?
The auction offers you a unique opportunity to become the owner of one of Hans J. Wegner’s most rare and valuable pieces of furniture – the “Tub” chair, which was presented at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild anniversary exhibition in 1954. Another name that plays a vital role in Danish design history is Kaare Klint, and his production is well represented here. At the helm is the elegant “Games table set for a lady” from 1946, which challenged the expectations of the
day for female comeliness. The design dictated that the ladies had to sit with one leg on either side of the chair leg during their games of bridge.
We look forward to welcoming you to the summer auction!