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Baroque Cabinets and Exceptional Sculpture Highlight Christie’s Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present an exceptional sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe, including Oriental Carpets and including Sculpture from the Collection of Michael Hall on June 11, which will comprise over 400 lots from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The sale will include exquisite treasures such as bronze sculptures from the Collection of Michael Hall, a monumental pair of Italian baroque cabinets, and a beautifully carved pair of Louis XV giltwood canapés. Highlighting the sale is a spectacular pair of Italian tortoiseshell, ebony and ivory cabinets-on-stands from Naples, circa 1660-1680 (estimate: $400,000-600,000). These monumental Baroque cabinets stand fully 10 feet high and are among the largest known examples of this impressive form. They represent the absolute height