Christie’s has announced a new auction of Apter-Fredericks furniture

Kuba Lecki
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Photo credit: Christie’s

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Apter-Fredericks, the internationally revered purveyor of fine furniture and artworks, is presenting an auction this month in partnership with Christie’s to commemorate its 75-year history.

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Photo credit: Christie’s

The London-based antiques dealership will be showcasing a collection of predominantly English furniture and decorative art, including works from “distinguished provenances such as Spencer House, Langley Park and Cliveden”. Highlights include marvellous designs by Thomas Chippendale Junior, George III mahogany commodes attributed to William Gomm from about 1763, and a grand Chinese black and gilt lacquer eight-leaf screen from the early 19thcentury.

Photo credit: Christie’s
Photo credit: Christie’s

Founded by Alfred Fredericks, the family-owned Apter-Fredericks had until very recently operated from the original Chelsea showroom where the firm was established in 1946. In late 2019, the dealership opted to close the doors to its historic Fulham Road location in order to focus their efforts and expertise on the digital sphere.

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Photo credit: Christie’s

Such is their expertise that museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Birmingham Museum of Art seek out their assistance in acquiring and curating important pieces of furniture and art.

The auction is sure be a highlight of the January calendar and one not to be missed for any discerning enthusiast of fine furniture and decorative arts.

Photo credit: Christie’s
Photo credit: Christie’s

‘Apter-Fredericks: 75 Years of Important English Furniture’ is available to view at www.christies.com. The auction will commence on 19 January 2021 at 11am at Christie’s in London.