European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
This exciting auction includes a selection of European furniture, objects and textiles from the Gothic period to the 19th century, including an important Oushak "Small Pattern Holbein" Carpet from the 16th century (estimate $600/800,000*), a mid-18th century German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode from Dresden or Potsdam (estimate $70/100,000), and fine Venetian furniture from the Rosens' personal collection, which furnished both the Rosen House and their New York townhouse at 34 West 54th Street.
These pieces are now being sold to provide funding to care for the Rosen House and the many treasures found there, including intact rooms from European villas and palaces, some of which are decorated with 18th century hand-painted Chinese wallpaper. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will still be furnished with notable antiques collected by the Rosens on their extensive European travels and will continue to welcome thousands of visitors each year. A separate release is available on request.