Introduction by Theodore Dell.
Christie's. Monaco. 4 December 1993. 2 volumes. Hardback; green cloth-bound boards, dust jackets, green cloth-bound slipcase. 278; 40 pages. 95 lots, each with a full-page colour illustration (several folding) plus additional images. English. 315 x 220mm. 2.2kg. . Very good, in very good dust jackets; slight shelf wear to jackets, short 0.5cm tear to base of spine of one volume; light wear and marks to slipcase.
Catalogue for the sale of fine furniture and works of art belonging to the French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. Just as Givenchy designed the most sumptuous and elegant clothes, so he created the finest and most beautiful interiors. Every detail and element had to be perfect and of the best quality. This ethos is reflected in the important pieces of furniture, books, objects of art, pictures, carpets and sculpture featured in the sale. There are several pieces attributed to Boulle, an exceptional pair of Louis XV porphyry vases, a gilt-bronze cartel clock by Jean-Louis Lebeuf, an important mirror attributed to Charles Cressent, and a Queen Anne four-poster bed. The George II silver Hanover Chandelier designed by William Kent is catalogued in its own volume. The book is interspersed with photographs of the pieces in-situ in Givenchy's interiors.