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JF Chen Collection

Live Auction | February 13, 2018 | New York
Online Auction | February 7-14, 2018

New York  – WEBWIRE

Christie’s is pleased to present JF Chen Collection to take place on February 13, 2018 in a dedicated auction at Christie’s Rockefeller Center with an online auction taking place from February 7-14. The selection offered presents over 300 lots spanning Asian art, decorative objects, and contemporary design, representative of Joel Chen’s unique style and discerning eye.

Among the objects included in the sale are iconic pieces by mid-century and contemporary designers including Dan JohnsonGeorges JouveFinn JuhlCarlo MollinoEttore SottsassHans Wegner, and emerging artist Michael Wilson, interspersed with traditional Asian art, spanning 18th-to-19th-century Chinese furniture, bronzes, hardstone-carvings, porcelains, and ceramics, as well as Japanese screens, inlaid objects, and bronzes.

In business for 40 years, Joel Chen is renowned for refined taste, design intelligence, and innovation. As a young man, Chen grew up in colonial Hong Kong and was educated in Great Britain. He later attended college in Los Angeles, where his passion for furniture and antiques was ignited. A scholar with enthusiasm and a brilliant eye, Chen has transformed a little shop on Melrose Avenue into a mainstay of the Los Angeles design world. It is a showplace where connoisseurs and beginning collectors alike are welcome to experience the visual and tactile qualities of beautiful objects and are encouraged to bring these qualities into their everyday lives.

The online sale taking place February 7-14, will be on view at Christie’s New York concurrently, and is broken into sections: ChairsLightingTablesFine Art, and Decorative Objects comprising over fifty lots representative of Joel Chen’s distinct style. Together the auctions encompass over 300 lots with estimates on individual items ranging from under $1,000 up to $70,000.

JF Chen Collection presents a story of history and legacy, but also one of adaptation and great taste. His progression from Asian works of art, to more traditional antiques and into the heavy-hitters of the Design field is reflected in the pieces on offer in the February 2018 sales.

Press Preview at Christie’s New York:

New York, Rockefeller Center: 8 February 2018 | 10am | RSVP to

Christie’s Lates:

New York, Rockefeller Center: 12 February 2018 | 5-7pm | RSVP to 

Christie’s Content Features

JF Chen: ‘The Gold Standard’

Take a seat — Designer chairs for modern homes

Public Exhibition:              

Thursday, 8 February: 10am to 5pm

Friday, 9 February: 10am to 5pm

Saturday, 10 February: 10am to 5pm

Sunday, 11 February: 10am to 5pm

Monday, 12 February: 10am to 5pm

13 February 2018 | 10am | New York

Online Auction:

7-14 February 2018


About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.

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