A Second Chance to Own Safra Collectibles

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    Fine Furniture - Pair of Swans Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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    Silver - The Burghley Epergne Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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    Russian - Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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    Magnificent Furniture - Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Japanese Lacquer Commode Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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    Interiors - Benjamin Walter Spiers Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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    Cosway Bindings - Mary Queen of Scots Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
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Following the popular Property from the Collections of Lily and Edmond J. Safra auction in 2005, Sotheby’s is holding a second sale under the same title, with an estimated combined value of $40 million. From October 18 to 21, Sotheby’s New York will offer 1,500 lots of European furniture, silver, turned ivory, Russian porcelain, and 19th-century watercolors, all from the philanthropic couple’s own collection. Highlights of the four-day event are the Burghley Epergne, an English rococo centerpiece commissioned for the ninth Earl of Exeter in 1755, with a presale estimated value of $800,000, and a Louis XVI ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer commode with a secretaire en suite, which is attributed to the renowned French master cabinetmaker, Adam Weisweiler, and has a presale estimated value of $5 million. (www.sothebys.com)

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