Antiquarian Sales in Copenhagen

A Danish auction house The Museum Building Auctioneers & Appraisers (Museumsbygningen) is going to hold major sales dedicated to European and Russian paintings and applied and decorative art. The auction will take place through May 30–June 1.

Each of the three days will be devoted to a particular subject. For example, an important selection of paintings and drawings, including works by Danish and Russian artists will be auctioned on May 30. The May 31 sale will feature interior antique art pieces: furniture, carpets, bronze work, clocks.

The last day of the sales will offer potential buyers a variety of subject sections: porcelain and faience, silver artworks, jewelry decorations, arms and weaponry, as well as Oriental applied art. Visitors to the event will have an opportunity to buy vintage vanity bags, fashionable garments and accessories.

The auction house Museumsbygningen was founded in 1997 and now is considered to be one of the most reputable companies dealing in art and antiques in Denmark. The company’s main office and auction halls are situated in a prestigious district of Copenhagen often referred as «legation quarter».

Each year Museumsbygningen organizes international sales of antiques, paintings, jewelry adornments and furniture. The auction collection of the coming May–June sales is not complete yet; the auction house is collecting paintings, porcelain, Russian artworks and other antiques up to April 26.

According to Museumsbygningen’s experts, the future sales feature many interesting and important works of art. The probable top-lot is a painting «Portrait of a Young Girl» by a Russian artist Timoleon Karl Neff, (1805–1876). This rather small canvas is estimated at DKK 200,000–300,000. Among other highlights of the Russian selection is a landscape depicting a beautiful Crimean coast. The work is signed «P. Toslavsky» and dates back to 1917 (estimate DKK 15,000–20,000).

A painting «A Young Girl Facing the Window» by a Danish artist Michael Ancher, (1849–1927) will surely attract attention of bidders too (estimate DKK 125,000–150,000). The experts anchor their hopes on the painting and applied art sections of the coming sales.

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