This Week’s Top Lots: September 21 – 25

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* Christie’s New York/September 22, Impressionist and Modern ArtThe sale total was $1.6 million, 112 of 142 lots sold. The top lot was Jean-Pierre Cassigneul’s Elisabeth à Deauville that sold for $122,500 (estimate $50,000-70,000). Other top sales were Cassigneul’s La nappe à carreaux that sold for $62,500 (estimate $40,000-60,000), and David Burliuk’s Flowers that sold for $52,500 (estimate $40,000-60,000). * …

Luxury and Linke in the 21st Century

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Today many are inclined to look to Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair as an exemplar of modern luxury, however for others, the grandeur of the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles—with its marriage of new and impressive forms with intricate marquetry and sculptural metalwork mounts—has never faded. While the furniture created by the great ébénistes working in France in …