Antique furniture 'among lots that raised £957k at Christie's'

Christie's has sold a lot including numerous examples of antique furniture for £957,600.

Old Master Paintings

A collection including antique furniture and Old Master paintings has raised a total of £957,600 at leading auction house Christie's.

Its Interiors - Masters & Makers Edition auction took place on March 9th in South Kensington and sold 74 per cent of the lot.

Key pieces of antique furniture that went under the hammer included a Westphalian iron-bound oak chest from the 16th century, which raised £97,250, a Charles II vitae court cupboard and a spode stone china part-dinner service from the early 19th century.

Simon Green, director and head of sale at Christie's South Kensington, said he was delighted at the first of this type of sale this year.

He added: "The sale saw strong bidding across all categories, ranging from furniture and works of art, to folk art and sculpture, Old Master paintings, silver and tapestries."

In other news, rival auctioneers Sotheby's recently announced that its most recent contemporary art auction raised a total of £54.1 million.

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