The Stuart Collection of Magnificent Regency Silver
On October 19, Christie's is pleased to present an exquisite group of Regency and George IV silver from The Stuart Collection. Assembled by a gentleman from Louisiana, this superb assortment of over 50 works from celebrated artists such as Paul Storr, Philip Rundell, and Robert Garrard II, encompasses an impressive range of style and forms that captured the opulence of England in the early 19th century. Leading the collection is a monumental pair of George IV silver-gilt double wine-coaster wagons, mark of Edward Barnard & Sons, London, 1829 (estimate: $400,000-600,000). These magnificent wine trolleys, or "jolly wagons," are exceptionally large and sculptural examples, with a silver content of over 354 ounces.