Bid On Sir David Tang’s Most Prized Possessions

Arts

January 30, 2018 | BY Coco Marett

A look at some of the items from Sir David and Lady Lucy Tang's eccentric collection of artworks, furniture and more that will go under the hammer at Christie's London

The world of the late Sir David Tang was an extraordinary one filled with all manner of fabulous things—from artworks and quirky artefacts to beautiful and bizarre collectables—which filled his many homes, clubs and restaurants.

Though widely varied and eclectic in taste, his collection possesses a uniformity that people have come to love and recognise as distinctly David Tang.

See also: Remembering Sir David Tang: A True Hong Kong Legend

On January 31, Christie’s London will be auctioning pieces from Sir David and his wife Lady Lucy Tang’s private collection, with items ranging from original artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Tracey Emin to Goyard luggage pieces and collectable furniture, including furniture that dates as far back as the 1700s. See some of the items up for auction in the gallery below: 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 42 cm x 34.5 cm, ink and crayon on paper, 1982 (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 42 cm x 34.5 cm, ink and crayon on paper, 1982 (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Portrait of Sir David Tang by Kate Braine (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Portrait of Sir David Tang by Kate Braine (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Vacheron Constantin 18ct. gold driver’s wristwatch (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Vacheron Constantin 18ct. gold driver’s wristwatch (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

A group of travelling suitcases and bags by Globetrotter and Goyard (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

A group of travelling suitcases and bags by Globetrotter and Goyard (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Tracey Emin, Happy With You, 81.5 cm x 111.8 cm, watercolour on paper (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Tracey Emin, Happy With You, 81.5 cm x 111.8 cm, watercolour on paper (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

An Elizabeth II parcel-gilt silver pill-box (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

An Elizabeth II parcel-gilt silver pill-box (Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s London)

Two beige and white rugs by Nicky Haslam (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's London)

Two beige and white rugs by Nicky Haslam (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's London)

The Christie’s London auction of property from the collection of Sir David and Lady Lucy Tang will be held on January 31 at 10:30am GMT (6:30pm Hong Kong time) at its London saleroom, 8 King Street, St. James 's, London, UK, find out more at christies.com

 

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