Works of art and furniture from the collection of the late Paul Wallraf (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 8 December 1983)
London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1983
(24.5 cm), 191 (13) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 603 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale of 18th and 19th-century French furniture and works of art removed from the collector’s flat in Grosvenor Place, including an astonishing menagerie of about 100 small sculptures: Egyptian bronze cats of the Saite period, a 1st century Roman marble goat, a Paduan bronze horse, elephants, lions and camels, a pair of ostriches by the Italian animalier Bugatti, birds and tortoises from Japan and China, etc. (Geraldine Norman, “A sculptured zoo goes under Sotheby's hammer” in The Times, 8 October 1983, p.22). Catalogue Introduction by Denys Sutton. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.