Exceptional Private Collections to Highlight Christie’s October Sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

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NEW YORK, NY.- This autumn, Christie’s announced details of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe including Oriental Carpets on October 21-22, a two day sale featuring over 600 treasures from the 16th to the 19th centuries. From rare and important forms of craftsmanship, the sale offers superb examples of European and English furniture, ceramics, carpets, and decorative works of art showcasing the variety and luxurious forms of design. This spectacular sale will be the most valuable 500 Years sale yet held in New York, with a value in excess of $12 million. The selection of English furniture in the sale is one of the greatest to appear in years at Christie’s New York. Many of the selections are attributed to top-tier cabinet-makers of the 18th century and emanate from noble houses for which they were likely originally commissioned. Leading the sale is a stunning George III ebony