Amsterdam – Sotheby’s European Royal & Noble Family Sale

Dearest Diva Readers,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>If you’re like me and think that you might have accidentally been switched at birth and are actually a Princess rather than a Pauper, this is the Sotheby’s Sale for you! You can now decorate your home with paintings and works of art consigned by European Royal and Noble families!

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008 at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam you’ll find the sale of the century! Paintings, furniture, tapestries, works of art, ceramics, carpets, glass, silver, clocks, objects of vertu, photographs and coaches – all of which were originally made for, or owned by European Royal and Noble families – will be sold at Sotheby’s Amsterdam. Monumental paintings by Hendrik van Minderhout will be sold alongside the ermine cape of Queen Maria Therese of Bavaria, the ermine muff of Empress Sisi’s younger sister (together estimated €1.500-2.500) and a group of large size photographs of members of the Royal Houses of England, Russia, Denmark and several former German kingdoms (€2.000-3.000).

A number of works from the private collection of the Van Loon family, including furniture, services and sculpture, will be offered to create funds for the Museum van Loon in Amsterdam. The Museum van Loon has the opportunity to acquire the 17th century coach house and to reunite it with the Museum. The Museum Van Loon is one of the most attractive museums of Amsterdam. Based in an authentic, double-sized canal house, it offers a fascinating insight into the lives of its former inhabitants, the prominent Amsterdam family Van Loon whose history is closely intertwined with that of Amsterdam.

The viewing days for this sale are: Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December, daily from 10am to 17pm,
Sotheby’s Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 30
1083 HJ Amsterdam

Phone: 020 5502200