Christie's. Monaco & New York. 28-29 April & 23 May 2000. 3 volumes, paperback, 4to; illustrated wrappers, slipcase. 322, 326, 237 pages. 189, 179, 143 lots extensively illustrated in colour. French & English. 275 x 215mm. 4.2kg. . Near fine; catalogues in excellent condition; slight surface wear to slipcase.
The three volume catalogue for the sale of Karl Lagerfeld's collection of eighteenth-century, Louis XV art and antiques. The first two volumes feature important furniture and objets d'art and the final volume comprises the Old Master Paintings, including works by Boilly, Boucher, Fragonard, Kauffmann, de Lajoue and Vigee-Le Brun. Lagerfeld was a prolific collector and would amass many objects within a specific field. He would then sell the collection as the passion waned. The current catalogue features an interview with Lagerfeld as well as photographs of the collection in situ taken by the designer himself.