Well the gavel has hit the block and here are the results….
That Carlo Mollinoebonized wood and glass occasional table (ca. 1949-1950) that was auctioned off at Christie’s yesterday brought in $602,500 (estimated at $250,000-$350,000), the Jean Dupas oil on paper collage on canvas, titled “La Femme à L’Ara” (1921) sold only for $110,500 (just slightly above its low estimate of $100,000) and finally, “Lustre” a nine light chandelier made of gilt bronze and galvanized copper by the Lalannes (1996), estimated at $50,000-$70,000, wowed the crowd enough that it is going home with someone for $134,500!
Additionally, I had directed your attention a few days ago to the auction of Audrey Hepburn’s belongings, which also took place yesterday, at Sotheby’s London (in conjunction with Kerry Taylor Auctions). Forty of her pieces were auctioned off for $435,180. A Hubert deGivenchy Chantilly lace cocktail dress, that she wore in the 1966 film “How to Steal a Million,” was a steal at $97,270. The proceeds from the auction will go to the The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.