"Collection Du Baron De Rede Provenant de l'Hotel Lambert" 2005 Sotheby's

Monumental two volume slipcase set.

Volume I:
Mobilier, Objets d'Art, Tableaux et Livres
[295] pp.
306 lots

Volume II:
Orfevrerie, Porcelaine, Verrerie, Bijoux et Memorabilia
[302] pp.
Lots 307-908


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Paris. Sotheby's. 16 & 17 Mars 2005. 2 volumes. Paperback, housed in card wrap-around box. 295, 303 pages. 908 lots, nearly all illustrated in colour. 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9"). 2.9kg. . French. Very good

An important catalogue of the sale of the magnificent contents of the Hotel Lambert, Paris, owned by Baron de Redé. Alexis, Baron de Redé was a leading society figure of the 20th century. He played host to the international elite, mixing with the likes of Marie-Laure de Noailles, Christian Berard, Nancy Mitford, Richard Burton, Cecil Beaton, Yves Saint Laurent, Duchess of Windsor and Marie-Helene de Rothschild. His apartments in the Hotel Lambert were sumptuously furnished and decorated, and the sale of the contents after his death offers a fine collection of furniture, objects, paintings, jewellery, books, clothes, luggage, memorabilia. Highlights include a magnificent set of Queen Anne chairs, an important Louis XV bureau plat and chandelier, a collection of canes, and watercolours by Alexandre Serebriakoff, including a stunning portfolio of studies by the artist of the costumes and scenery for the Baron's legendary Oriental Ball. A wonderful collection illustrating one man's impeccable taste.

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