Not all the major single-owner collections are sold at auction. Last week Partridge Fine Art announced exclusively to ATG that they have secured the $40m (£20m) collection of Texas media and communications entrepreneur Scott Ginsburg for sale in their New Bond Street galleries.
The collection will be launched in New Bond Street on December
12 with an exhibition and fully illustrated catalogue. Highlights
will later form the centrepiece for the Partridge stand at the Palm
Beach fair early next year.
The collection is relatively small at around 50 pieces, but
includes exceptional French and English furniture, clocks,
tapestries and pictures, mainly from the 1740-1820 period.
Partridge chairman Mark Law believes the collection is the most
valuable in this field to be consigned to a London dealership in
"Scott Ginsburg is known as one of the most discriminating
collectors of the last ten years and bought the very best examples
available in both Paris and London," he told ATG.
He also said that his decision to sell through the trade "shows
that at a time when auction houses are increasing their charges to
buyers and sellers, collectors of even the finest works of art
realise they have an alternative when they choose to disperse their
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