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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:45

The Met Will Deaccession English Furniture and Decorative Arts to Boost Its Acquisition Fund

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Christie’s announced on Tuesday an auction of works from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of English furniture and decorative arts to benefit the Met’s acquisition fund in that department. The sale, which includes more than 200 lots, will take place October 27, in New York. The works up for auction are being deaccessioned as the museum prepares a renovation of its British galleries.

In a statement, Luke Syson, the Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, had the following to say: “This has been just the right moment thoroughly to reassess our British collections for the first time in half a century.

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