Sotheby’s: Pelham – The Public and The Private – Sotheby’s London, 8 March 2016

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Sotheby’s: PELHAM – The Public and The Private – Sotheby’s London, 8 March 2016

da Wanda Rotelli Ufficio Stampa di Sotheby’s

L’8 Marzo a Londra da Sotheby’s un’asta di Arredi e Works of Art provenienti dalle collezioni “pubbliche” e “private” della collezione di Alan Rubin dalle Gallerie  Pelham.

The name Pelham is inextricably linked with the history of the 20th century antiques trade. For almost 90 years, Pelham Galleries has been a mecca for international collectors, dealers and museums curators. The galleries in London and Paris have been instrumental in helping form some of today’s greatest collections, and treasures discovered by Alan Rubin, his father and uncle can be found in many of the world’s greatest museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Louvre to name a few.

The sale will feature fascinating acquisitions made by two generations of antiques dealers with unrivalled expertise, alongside great rarities that have adorned Alan Rubin’s wonderful Queen Anne house in London for the past 30 years. Together, the 180 lots include outstanding examples of English and European furniture, an exceptionally rich group of Italian decorative arts,chinoiserie masterpieces and a number of items reflecting Alan Rubin’s passion for early music.

Commenta Alan Rubin:  “Quest’asta segna un nuovo capitolo per le Pelham Galleries;  e include un numero di opere  mai offerte prima al pubblico, alcune delle quali acquistate dalla mia famiglia più di sessant’anni fa. Spero che  possano dare piacere ai nuovi proprietari, così  come è stato per me”

Henry House, Head of Sotheby’s Furniture and Decorative Arts Department aggiunge: “L’asta celebra il grande occhio, il gusto raffinato e il rigore accademico di Alan Rubin. Oltre alle rare e straordinarie qualità, molte opere hanno provenienze affascinanti e recano l’imprimatur di  una delle più rinomate famiglie della Gran Bretagna”