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Collecting Guide: Key periods of American furniture

Collecting Guide: Key periods of American furniture

Can’t tell a Federal chair from a Classical chest of drawers? Here’s our expert guide, illustrated with lots from Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints on 17-18 January 1 William and Mary A William and Mary maple diminutive gate-leg table, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, 1710-1740. Estimate: $12,000-18,000. To be offered in Important American Furniture, […]

Luxury Living: Homes of singers and songwriters

Luxury Living: Homes of singers and songwriters

Georgia on your mind? We may have the residence for you in our roundup of harmonious homes that have belonged to people who know how to knock out a tune — all from Christie’s International Real Estate. 1 The former estate of singer Peggy LeeLos Angeles, CaliforniaUS$9,495,000 The former estate of legendary jazz singer, songwriter […]

10 things to know about Pierre-Auguste Renoir

10 things to know about Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A guide to the artist who was one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, and is famed today for his lush depictions of female sensuality — featuring works offered at Christie’s. 1 Renoir’s early life was shaped by poverty Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 in Limoges in south-west France. His father was a tailor […]