The subtitle of this "A Celebration of the English Country House" is: "Sporting Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Furniture, and Decorations". You can probably well imagine how many areas of interest are covered in this $9M auction!
As is often the case with these catalogs, the photographs are absolutely fantastic and provide the collector with an invaluable illustrated document that includes the realized prices!
Along with fine paintings and antique bronzes, this catalog includes porcelains, decorative elements, and much more. The pages are not numbered, but this one is the thickest we have at a full 1"!
This catalog is in excellent condition with virtually no shelf wear. There is, however, penned notations throughout. It includes the realized price printout.
Auction catalogs are valuable and affordable reference tools for collectors. They offer us spectacular professional photographs of hundreds of items. Often the descriptions are written by the world's leading specialists in an area of collectible and by providing written documentation of estimated values, it provides us with an appraisal guide. In many cases, these catalogs come with the printout of the auction's results which can be compared to the estimated values. For those areas of collecting which aren't too well-documented, or where the reference books can cost almost as much as one of the items being collected, auction catalogs are especially valuable. It's a lot like bringing the world's museums home to you and at a very affordable price!
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