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AstaGuru presents a celebration of global history and heritage with the second edition of 'Opulent Collectibles' auction
Jan 25, 2022
MUMBAI.- AstaGuru celebrates a melange of global craftsmanship with its second edition of the ‘Opulent Collectibles’ auction showcasing rare antiques to accentuate and amplify a space with timeless elegance.
Featuring over 150 lots, the catalogue for the upcoming auction has been finely curated to bring together an exquisite assortment of decorative collectibles from 19th and 20th century India, China, Japan, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. An ode to the rich design aesthetics and traditions from these different cultures, the upcoming auction comprises ceramics, furniture, crystal chandeliers, silverware, Persian carpets, vintage clocks, and many other collectibles.
Commenting on the auction Sunny Chandiramani, Vice President, Client Relations, AstaGuru Auction House said, “The success of our first Opulent Collectibles auction was a testimony to the attraction for fine antique décor items that are steeped in history. With this second auction, we are looking forward to continuing the legacy of bringing the best of ‘Opulent Collectibles.’ Our clients have shown a keen interest in the antique segment and as difficult as the curation be, we are committed and enthused to present collectibles that are rare and of great quality. We wish to cater to their diverse preferences by offering the best of 19th and 20th-century design aesthetics that are in excellent condition.”
Highlighting the auction is lot no. 154, a Royal Silver Mounted Sofa, circa early 20th century. An illustrious example of cultural fusion in colonial India, this magnificent piece of furnishing is steeped in the history of the princely splendour of the bygone era. The rectangular back is centred by a figure of Lord Shiva seated on his tiger. The serpentine shaped seat is flanked on each side by a lion arm support. It will be offered with an estimate of INR 1Cr-1.2 Cr.