One Minute Diva – The Schiller David Collection Sotheby’s Sale Feb 5

top:5px;float:left;color:white;background:#781300;border:1px solid darkkhaki;font-size:100px;line-height:90px;padding-top:1px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>The Dutch Wonder just emailed me a flurry of words full of excited energy, advising The Antiques Diva™ readers to dash to Amsterdam’s Sotheby’s this Tuesday, Feb 5th for a chance to bid on the Schiller David Collection of Symbolism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. In an antiquer’s tale come full circle, this collection, estimated at 2 million euros, began a mere 20 years ago at the scene of the sale. Enter 2 American book dealers from New York, Justin Schiller and Dennis David, who while visiting Amsterdam for a book sale had a few extra hours on their hands and chose to spend it at Sotheby’s, where a private collection of Dutch Art Nouveau and Deco was on sale. They fell for this modern style hook, line and sinker, and began crossing the Atlantic as regularly as if it were the Long Island Ferry, returning home to their chi-chi upstate New York mansions with their luggage full of drawings, prints, sculpture and ceramics from Holland’s Finest Dutch designers, including” target=”_blank”>Toorop, Van Hoytema, Van der Leck, Rietveld, Colenbrander, topic/jacob-mendes-da-costa” target=”_blank”>Mendes da Costa and Nieuwenhuis.

Now, 20 years later, Schiller and David are relocating back to The City (for we all know New York need not be mentioned by name), and their Upper East End abode will undoubtedly only hold so much – thus the sale and an incredible opportunity for Diva’s to cash in on a chance to buy Dutch art of renowned provenance and style.

Be there or be square!

The Antiques Diva™

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Hi Ya Antiques Diva –

    Loved “the Sotheby’s sale” yesterday afternoon! I rushed and made it for an hour or so. Clearly I had my hopes up high for the velvet screen! Well, I missed buying it by far!!!! Darnnnnn, I did not even get to take part in the bidding because it started with a commission bid well over the amount I wanted to spend on it. Aaahhgggghh! Anyhow, from a positive p.o.v. you could say I was spot on knowing this would outgo it’s asking price 🙂 It went for 4000 euro, excl.!!!! Lucky Buyer!

    In general from what I saw, many lots did not get sold in that first hour, although there was good interest and bids, many of which did not reach their reserve. So, either the asking price was way too high or peeps went for the real treasures. The real biggies did sell, like Bart van der Leck etc, and eggshell porcelain, amazing vases etc., I checked website, and did not see that indicated, that they did not sell. I will look again to see if I see a note on it.

    The Dutch Wonder