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Monday, April 5, 2010

The Greta Garbo Collection

The Greta Garbo Collection
New York: Sotheby’s, 1990
Hardcover auction catalogue (with dustjacket). 192 lots of furniture, decorative arts and paintings illustrated in color and black and white, many photographed in situ in Garbo’s warmly appointed apartment. Includes reminiscences of Garbo by several of her companions and many portrait photos of Garbo herself. See catalogue texts and photographs here.
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Property From the Collection of Mrs. Antenor Patino

Property From the Collection of Mrs. Antenor Patino
New York: Sotheby’s, 1997
Magnificent 17th and 18th century furniture and decorative arts; 187 lots photographed individually in color and in situ in the Patino’s luxuriously decorated Manhattan apartment; brief introduction by Thierry Millerand. hardcover with dustjacket.
$40
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European Clocks in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Gillian Wilson, et al.
European Clocks in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996
The Getty Museum states that "among the finest examples of European craftsmanship are the clocks produced for the luxury trade in the eighteenth century. The J. Paul Getty Museum is fortunate to have in its decorative arts collection twenty clocks dating from around 1680 to 1798; eighteen produced in France and two in Germany. They demonstrate the extraordinary workmanship that went into both the design and execution of the cases and the intricate movements by which the clocks operated. In this handsome volume, each clock is pictured and discussed in detail, and each movement diagrammed and described. In addition, biographies of the clock-makers and enamelers are included, as are indexes of the names of the makers, previous owners, and locations." 212 pages; illustrated in color and black-and-white.
$80
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