On March 25, Casa de Memoria, will hold its first online auction event this 2023, featuring valuable vintage pieces from the East and West. Dubbed “Online Auction Primero 2023,” this year’s online event will be hosted via Invaluable.com, the world’s premier online auction platform on the internet.
“As we open The Casa’s doors for our first auction this year, we want to present objects that are fresh to the eye. We continue to bring pieces that carry rich histories with them. But for this Primero Auction, we playfully highlight some contemporary pieces as well. This Casa Primero will definitely pique the interest of different collectors, both seasoned and new,” notes Angelique Lhuillier, Director of Casa de Memoria.
“The leitmotif of this auction is actually best captured by our cover featuring Lot 041,” explains Camille Lhuillier-Albani, General Manager of Casa de Memoria. She adds, “this Orientalist oil painting curiously represents various contradictions. On one hand, you have both a human subject and still life in one. On the other hand, there is a hint of a modern cityscape as background to this archaistic male figure. Plus the fact that this Lot is done likely by a younger artist following the legacy of a Spanish modern master, is itself a testament how art always serves as a vessel of time, passing on the lessons of the past to those who would love and collect these pieces anew.”
Orientalist Male Holding a Tray of Fruits,
After Gabriel Morcillo Raya
85 x 95 cmSigned “E. Rada” in the lower right corner.
Oil on canvas, circa 20th to 21st century Spain.
Back reveals sketches, likely of the same subject.
Starts at PHP 110,000.00
Over 143 lots will be up for grabs including a variety of sculptures, painting, jewelry, furniture, and more. Other featured items include a marble-topped Rococo Style giltwood console table from 19th century France, a set of 12-karat white gold ring and earrings with nine treated diamonds and 60 small round brilliant-cut diamonds, as well as a set of Haviland & Co. and “E. Bourgeois Serpentine and Gilded Porcelain dinnerware.
A Set of Lady’s Ring and Earrings
In 12 karat white gold setting, weighing 14.3 grams; having 9 treated diamonds and 60 small round brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total carat weight of 5.49.
Starts at PHP 270,000.00
“People often say that our auctions cater lots with history. But the truth is, even if your piece does not yet have a history with it, we can help you find their stories lost in time. And by retelling their stories, we help collectors to appreciate these pieces more. In turn, our auctions also help these pieces find their new home,” adds Angelique.
Marble-topped Rococo Style Giltwood Console Table
100 x 66.5 x 76 cm
From the early half of 19th century France. Having red marble inset on serpentine top, cabriole legs, and X-stretcher. Cartouche at the apron carryingthe Bourbon coat-of-arms, indicative that the piece could date back to the Bourbon restoration period (ca. 1815 – 1830).
Palacio de Memoria is a pre-war seaside estate turned auction house and events venue currently owned by the Lhuillier family. It survived the carpet bombing of Manila at the height of World War II and is a recipient of the 2020 National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Philippine Heritage Awards for adaptive reuse.
Take a historical walkthrough inside Palacio de Memoria, located along Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City, and bring home a piece of history through Casa de Memoria’s online auctions.
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