Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver Sale | October 2017  

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver Sale | October 2017

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Our Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver sale will be conducted October 16–17 in Chicago and will include a number of important works curated by our specialists.

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Monday, October 16 | 10am CT
Tuesday, October 17 | 10am CT

Contact

Genevieve King

312.447.3280

genevieveking@lesliehindman.com

Exhibition Times

Thursday, October 12 | 10am – 5pm

Friday, October 13 | 10am – 5pm

Saturday, October 14 | 10am – 3pm

Sunday, October 15 | 12pm – 4pm

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Why two pieces of history that belonged to Henry Flagler will be sold

By Jan Sjostrom – Daily News Arts Editor

Palm Beach Daily News

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LOT 354 | A Flemish Silk and Wool Tapestry Depicting The Story of Troy

 


If you have a little empty wall space – say 12 feet 6 inches by 14 feet 3 inches – you might be interested in acquiring one of two early 17th century Flemish tapestries once owned by Henry Flagler that The Breakers is putting up for auction Monday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver sale in Chicago.

It’s not known when and where the railroad, oil and hotel tycoon, whose winter home is now the Flagler Museum, purchased the tapestries. The hotel, which Flagler built, acquired them from his heirs after he died in 1913, said Corbin Horn, director of the auction house’s decorative arts department.

One silk and wool tapestry measuring 11 feet 7 inches by 15 feet 2 inches portrays The Story of Troy. The other, which depicts The Story of Duchy of Brabant, features the 12th century Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, known as Barbarossa or Redbeard, rewarding one of his followers.

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