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Koller’s history has been closely linked to decorative arts since 1958. Furniture, silver, porcelain and sculpture are among our oldest core competencies, and many highly significant objects have been sold at Koller Auctions over the decades. A bureau plat by André-Charles Boulle, cabinetmaker to the French king – auctioned for 3 million Swiss francs – is today regarded as the standard by which other objects by this highly important ébéniste are measured.

The density and quality of the antique furnishings, decorative arts and collectors’ items on offer twice annually at Koller is practically unique in Europe. Represented are works by ébénistes such as Charles Cressent, Mathäus Funk, Abraham Roentgen, André-Charles Boulle, Bernard van Risen Burgh, Léonard Boudin, Johann Friedrich Spindler, Charles Topino and Adam Weisweiler. Koller has also built a very strong reputation as one of the leading European auction houses for antique clocks, with works by famous clockmakers such as Berthoud, Deverberie, Breguet, Le Roy, Lepine and Jaquet-Droz.

Stephan Koller, our specialist and head of the Fine Furniture department, will be pleased to value your objects in view of a possible sale at auction.

Our Decorative Arts auctions take place in March and September. We accept consignments until mid-January for the March auctions and until late July for the September auctions.

Current auctions



Decorative Arts

Auction 22. September 2022, 10.00 AM
Koller Zurich A202



online only Furniture

Auction 27. September 2022, 11.00 AM
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Valuations / Consignments


If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.

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Stephan Koller

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Giordana Schmid

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Flavio de Corso

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Cyril Himmer
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Ulrike Gruben
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Luigi Pesce
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Koller China

Jing Li
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+86 135 2039 8057

Top results from past sales


SELECTED RESULTS Furniture


MAXIMILIAN ARMOR

German, ca. 1530. Made from original parts from the 16th century and later supplements from the 19th century.
Iron bright, grooved and partly laced parts. On dummy. Comprising: - visor helmet (visor replaced) - armet - collar - breast-plate with supplemented hooks - back-plate, with supplemented faulds - armor for the arms - armor for the legs incomplete - 19th century sabatons
H 174 cm.
MAXIMILIAN ARMOR
MAXIMILIAN ARMOR

CHF 29 580

A PAIR OF IMPOSING BALUSTER-SHAPED VASES "POUR TORCHÈRE" IN THE GOÛT CHINOIS

France, 2nd half of the 19th century. With incised signature BL.V.R.2 on the lip and Sèvres mark in an oval frame.
Porcelain with blue glazing and bronze. Baluster-shaped vases with tall, funnel-shaped necks, mounted on a gilt bronze base. Bronze mounts designed as a knotted cord, the ends with tassels. Metal bottom in the vases at the beginning of the neck.
H 108 cm, Ø 50 cm and H 103, Ø 50 cm.
A PAIR OF IMPOSING BALUSTER-SHAPED VASES "POUR TORCHÈRE" IN THE GOÛT CHINOIS
A PAIR OF IMPOSING BALUSTER-SHAPED VASES "POUR TORCHÈRE" IN THE GOÛT CHINOIS

CHF 28 360

OPULENT BUREAU "AUX SATYRES"

Louis XV style, France, ca. 1880. In the style of François Linke.
Tulipwood and purpleheart inlaid in lozenges. Kidney-shaped body on a frame with three drawers, on curved legs. Leaf lined with brown, embossed leather, surrounded on three sides by the upper section with seven drawers, two doors, and a large central compartment. The doors applied with bronze figures of Ceres and Flora. The corners decorated with seated satyr children holding two curved light branches. Recessed clock with white enamel dial. Opulent gilt bronze mounts designed as scrolled leaves, trailing flowers, and masks of women. 5 keys. Free-standing.
190 × 80 × 157 cm.
OPULENT BUREAU "AUX SATYRES"
OPULENT BUREAU "AUX SATYRES"

CHF 32 020

A PAIR OF FIGURAL PORTE-TORCHÈRES

Venice, ca. 1860/80.
Wood, carved all-around, stained brown and in part ebonized. The base with an inscription.
H 166 cm and 173 cm.
A PAIR OF FIGURAL PORTE-TORCHÈRES
A PAIR OF FIGURAL PORTE-TORCHÈRES

CHF 24 700

COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY

Louis XIV, Paris ca. 1710, probably by Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731, maître 1706).
Pinewood and walnut core, inlaid with red tortoiseshell, engraved brass and mother-of-pearl, copper, tin and horn, polychrome painted with tendrils and scrolls, mythical animals and depictions of figures "in the manner of Jean Bérain". Rectangular body, on scrolled feet with opulent bronze mounts. The top is edged in brass and opulently decorated with arabesques, tendrils, mascarons, birds, garlands, people playing music, dancing people, and insects, and three opulently decorated reserves. Front with three drawers. Opulent bronze mounts, designed as heads of women, shells, leaves, mascarons and engraved rods. 1 key.
132 × 67.5 × 81 cm.
COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY
COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY

CHF 134 500

SET OF SIX LARGE FAUTEUILS "À LA REINE"

Régence, France ca. 1720/40.
Beech, carved with acanthus leaves, palmettes, blossoms and latticework, and gilt. Padded seat and padded backrest. Red velour cover.
73 × 75 × 108 cm.
SET OF SIX LARGE FAUTEUILS "À LA REINE"
SET OF SIX LARGE FAUTEUILS "À LA REINE"

CHF 49 100

GREEN LACQUER COMMODE

Louis XV, Paris ca. 1750, signed Dubois (Jacques Dubois, maître 1742) and monogrammed DF. The lacquer work, 20th century.
Curved body on curved legs. Front with two drawers, the upper drawer sans-traverse. Later green lacquer in the "Goût Chinois", the front and the sides decorated with medallions. Fine gilt bronze mounts designed as rocailles and blossom branches as well as sabots, punched with "C couronné". Beige / red speckled and marble with shaped edge. 1 key.
155 × 63 × 97 cm.
GREEN LACQUER COMMODE
GREEN LACQUER COMMODE

CHF 24 700

RARE PAIR OF PAINTED AND CARVED COMMODES

Rococo, probably Piedmont or Veneto ca. 1750/60.
Pinewood, carved with flower garlands and leaves, polychrome painted on a mint-green background and parcel-gilt. Green marbled top. Front with two drawers. Bronze handles. 1 key.
97 × 51 × 81 cm.
RARE PAIR OF PAINTED AND CARVED COMMODES
RARE PAIR OF PAINTED AND CARVED COMMODES

CHF 73 500

THE 'EFFINGER' CLOCK: AN IMPORTANT NEOCLASSICAL MUSICAL ORGAN CLOCK WITH CALENDAR

Louis XVI, Neuchâtel, La Chaux-de Fonds. Signed by Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790). The movement dated 1783. Inscribed on enamel plaque: "Optimo suo sculteto F.V. Effingero a Wildegg patricio et senatori Reip: Bern: In signum grati animi civitas Burensis M.DCC.XXX IV".
Wood, lacquered in "vernis Martin" with dusky pink flowers on a light blue ground. Opulent gilt bronze mounts designed as garlands, balustrades, vases, scrolled leaves and laurel branch with bow. Tall, architecturally designed case, the top with a tent "à la turque", on scrolled feet. Brass frontispiece with white enamel dial "en cuvette", hours in Roman numerals and minutes in Arabic numerals, and a ring with the date in Arabic numerals. Enamel cartouche depicting the castle with the city of Büren an der Aare. The center features St. Catherine, the Church- and City Patron Saint of Büren, on top an inscribed cartouche with a crowned Alliance coat-of-arms "Effinger (von Wildegg) und von Wattenwyl". The whole surrounded by drapes and laurel branches of gilt bronze. Movement with verge escapement, striking the 3/4-hour on bell. Organ with 18 metal pipes and eight melodies on a drum. On a tall grained-wood base, carved with garlands and rosettes, and gilt. The door with monogram: VE. 2 keys.
Clock: 46 × 32 × 89 cm. Base: 57 × 37 × 153 cm.
THE 'EFFINGER' CLOCK: AN IMPORTANT NEOCLASSICAL MUSICAL ORGAN CLOCK WITH CALENDAR
THE 'EFFINGER' CLOCK: AN IMPORTANT NEOCLASSICAL MUSICAL ORGAN CLOCK WITH CALENDAR

CHF 256 500

CLAUDE MICHEL CLODION

(1738–1814)
Figure of a young woman bearing an amphora. Terracotta. The tree trunk signed CLODION. With a later glass vitrine and an oak plinth.
H 44 cm.
CLAUDE MICHEL CLODION
CLAUDE MICHEL CLODION

CHF 134 500