JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Christie’s have announced the 13th exhibition in their ongoing series of global cultural events, and their second collaboration in London. From Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6, guests at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, and members of the public can attend a special preview of The Collection of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, one of the world’s preeminent books collections, before it goes to auction this fall. The preview will be open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Christie's is presenting The Collection of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow Part 3: The Baroque and Rococo Periods, which will be auctioned on June 20 in New York. Over 70 pieces from the collection will be on display, including a first edition, hand colored copy of Aesop’s Fable, 1651 (estimate: $10,000-15,000), Johann Christoph Volckamer’s first edition of one of the most celebrated 18th century fruit books, 1714 (estimate: $40,000-60,000), and Giuseppe Zocchi’s Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana, Florence, 1757 (estimate: $15,000-20,000).
“We look forward to sharing one of the most prestigious American book collections ever formed with art-lovers in London from the stunning surroundings of Grosvenor House,” said Tom Lecky, Head of the Books and Manuscripts at Christie's New York.
For more information, visit www.JWMChristiesEvents.com.