Fine Arts: De Veres sale sees matters of the interior come to the fore

From Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chairs to an Art Deco-style jukebox, the upcoming auction has something for everyone

10th October, 2021
Fine Arts: De Veres sale sees matters of the interior come to the fore
An Egg chair from the original design by Arne Jacobsen. It has an estimate of €2,000-€3,000

In William Boyd’s 2002 novel Any Human Heart, the narrator describes his negative reaction to the extremely tasteful interior of an 18th-century French country house: “I wanted a big carnal nude above the fireplace, or a glass and chrome coffee table . . . something to clash, to jar, to draw the eye.”

There’s a lot to be said for the eclectic interior. The De Veres sale this month has a feast of pieces that...

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