Monday 15 May, 2017
Our forthcoming YIG visit is to Christie’s King Street rooms and will focus on objects that are on view for two forthcoming auctions. While YIG events are for those under 40 years, a number of places will also be available to standard members. An archivist at Christie’s will lead with a talk about the King Street building that houses Christie’s and explain how it has changed over the years. This will be followed by a tour of the English Collector sale view (auction on 17th May) by a senior specialist. Following this, there will be a walkthrough with a specialist from the Private Collections department of the preview of the forthcoming collection sale of The late Lord Weidenfeld GBE (auction 18th May), the renowned publisher and philanthropist who was a collector of Old Master paintings, sculpture and important 20th-century works on paper, as well as furniture, prints and Chinese porcelain, which will be on display simultaneously. The former auction focuses on individual consignments of high-quality English pieces of furniture, while the latter encompasses the eclectic interiors at Lord Weidenfeld's home along Chelsea Embankment, which were arranged with great flair by interior designer Geoffrey Bennison and Lord Weidenfeld.
Please arrive at the main reception at 8 King Street, SW1Y 6QT, at 5.45pm where your name will be taken at the door in order to avoid confusion with other ongoing events that evening. The tour will start at 6pm and last for approximately an hour, followed by drinks.
Our tour costs £15 (£25 for standard members) and includes several talks/ tours and a glass of wine (this will either be on site or at a local wine bar, tbc).
If you would like to attend, please send your completed application form & cheque with an email address or SAE to Julia Kiss, 28 Edenvale Rd, London, CR4 2DN (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Full details will be sent to those attending closer to the event.