This Week’s Top Lots: June 15 – 19

Editorial Staff

*  The top lot of the June 16 sale of jewelry at Skinner in Boston was a platinum and diamond-set, emerald-cut diamond (8.02 carat) solitaire ring that sold for $319,500 (estimate $275,000-325,000). Another top lot was an arts and crafts moonstone and sapphire pendant necklace attributed to Frank Gardner Hale that sold for $30,810 (estimate $2,500-3,500). *  On June 16 …

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 …