Casa de Memoria marks anniversary with online auctions for a cause 

Lhuillier-managed auction house Casa de Memoria celebrates its 4th anniversary with two special online auctions for the benefit of COVID-19 patients. 

Casa de Memoria marks anniversary with online auctions for a cause 
From left to right; clockwise: Silver Salt Cellar with Blackamoor, the rare 'Islas Filipinas' map by Francisco Coello and Antonio Morata, 19th-century neoclassical Spanish sofa, Portuguese Silver Lockbox, cup-shaped rose quartz centerpiece, Peruvian altarpiece by Manuel Palomino, and Lithograph by Pablo Picasso
Casa’s Primero auction and Segundo anniversary auction will be held online at on May 30 and 31, respectively, both at 2:00 p.m. 

Proceeds from both sales will go toward the funding of the emergency quarantine facility (EQF) at Sta. Ana Hospital Manila for COVID-19 patients. The EQF, designed by WTA Architecture and Design Studio, can accommodate 15 beds, a testing box, sanitation and disinfection areas, and a nurse’s lounge. 

“Our current situation, while it may be difficult, has taught us the value of helping one another. These two auctions are special for us as we enable ourselves to reach out to our community while showcasing the beauty and legacy of the illustrious past,” said Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier. 

Some treasures that are up for bidding at the Primero auction include the rare “Islas Filipinas” map by mapmaker Francisco Coello and Antonio Morata, an ivory and bronze art sculpture by Louis Barthelemy of ethical provenance, an art nouveau lamp and a glass vase by Émile Gallé, and two 20th-century Murano goblets, among other silver, crystals, memorabilia, and decorative art pieces. 

Meanwhile, the anniversary sale, Segundo auction will feature distinctive paintings, furniture, sculptures and centerpieces, and religious antiques. 

Segundo’s selection of paintings reflect the cultural richness of Europe during the 18th to 20th centuries, such as Pablo Picasso’s “Sala Gaspar” and Betsy Westendorp de Brias’ “Summer Nights in Madrid.” 

The May 31 event will also bring valuable Spanish Neoclassical furniture pieces to the modern times like a 19th-century sofa and a six-piece set of Carlos IV side chairs. Both of which are in carved, painted, and gilded beech.

Other must-see items at the Segundo auction are decorative art pieces and collectibles such as a cup-shaped centerpiece in rose quartz and an intricately decorated French amphora. It will also be offering some of the rarest ecclesiastical art pieces, including a Peruvian altar piece by Manuel Palomino and a Baroque-style golden reliquary of the virgin martyr Saint Euphrasia. 

To register for Primero and Segundo auctions, visit Absentee bids can also be placed before the live auction. Interested parties may also opt for telephone bidding. For more details, call (02) 8253-3994 or e-mail [email protected]

Topics: Casa de Memoria , COVID-19 , WTA Architecture and Design Studio , Camille Lhuillier
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