London, 4 December 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Christie’s in London is to offer a sale on 22 January 2014 entitled “Michael Inchbald: A Legacy of Design”, which is to offer pieces from the personal collection of the famed British designer, who died in February 2013.
The sale, which is to feature around 250 lots, ranging in value from £500 to 150,000, is expected to achieve a total revenue somewhere in the region of £1.2 million. The collection is to include important antique pieces, clocks, furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, silverware, porcelain and books.
The major lot in the sculpture category is to be a pair of 17th century carved marble busts, estimated between £100,000 and 150,000. Highlights of the furniture category include a pair of bronze and marble candelabra from c. 1802, valued between £70,000 and 100,000. The clocks category comes from Inchbald’s personal collection, inherited from his uncle, the celebrated horological collector Courtenay Ilbert. A major lot in this category is a lion-shaped clock, c. 1620, which has moving eyes and mouth, estimated between £40,000 and 60,000.
Inchbald designed interiors for London hotels Claridge’s, the Savoy and the Berkeley, and the acclaimed Queen’s Room on board the QE2.