London: Christie's, 2005. First edition. Stiff Pictorial Wraps in laminated pictorial slipcase. Quarto, pp. 270, 300, sumptuously illustrated mostly in color, w/ some b/w. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Item #7828
Possibly Christie's most sumptuous catalogue ever. Portugese magnate and collector Antonio Champalimaud specialized in 18th century French painting, sculpture and furniture, with a major subspecialty in 18th century Italian objects as well. The two-volume set oozes beauty. Part of a collection of 75 auction catalogs from 1924 to 2005, from a prominent collctor, which we added to our inventory and website recently.