Salcedo Auctions Launches The Well Appointed Life at The Peninsula Manila this September

Salcedo Auctions presents its signature event 'The Well Appointed Life' at The Peninsula throughout September 2017.

This first-ever, month-long celebration of the world of auctions mounted by the pioneer Philippine auction house with co-presenters The Peninsula Manila and Santos Knight Frank will begin with the unveiling of an architectural installation at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila in the first week of September.

Now in its fourth year, The Well Appointed Life is the Philippines’ largest fine art and collectibles auction event.

This will be followed by an exclusive by-invitation gala reception on Wednesday 14 September at the Upper Lobby of The Peninsula, providing guests with a first glimpse of the items going under the hammer.


The preview opens to the general public on Friday 15 September and will run through Friday 22 September at The Gallery of The Peninsula.

The main feature of The Well Appointed Life event will be the auction weekend at the Rigodon Ballroom, with Connoisseur Collection and Important Philippine Art being held on Saturday 23 September and Fine Jewelry/Timepieces and Rare Automobiles on Sunday 24 September.

Important Philippine Art — The auction house’s marquee event, considered to be the barometer of the Philippine art market. Highlights include works by masters such as Fernando Amorsolo, BenCab, José Joya, Lao Lianben, Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, and Mauro Malang Santos, as well as rare and highly sought after contemporary works by Annie Cabigting, Jose John Santos III, Rodel Tapaya, and Ronald Ventura



Fine Jewelry & Timepieces — Offering investment-grade diamond and statement colored gemstone pieces and watches from the world’s leading makers. Watch highlights include a Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Ref. 6263 in stainless steel with a panda dial, one of the most desirable vintage watches in the world; a Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 in 18k yellow gold with a black dial; a grand complication from A. Lange & Söhne, the Datograph Perpetual Chronograph set in platinum; and a fascinating IWC Portuguese tourbillion. A flawless 19.41ct and 17.99ct unheated pear-shaped green tourmaline with brilliant white diamond pendant earrings and a 3.53ct unheated cushion deep royal blue Burmese sapphire and diamond ring lead the jewelry offerings.







Connoisseur Collection — Featuring fine furniture, objets d’art, international artworks, rare books, and valuable maps. This year’s highlight is a unique confluence of Chinese furniture workmanship and Philippine imagery from the turn of the century: a table and a pair of chairs finely carved in polished ebony rosewood with very rare and intricate carved motifs of birds and plantain leaves, acquired by descent from the estate of a renowned ilustrado.


Rare Automobiles — Showcasing collectible European and American motorcars — this year’s highlight is a 1934 Ford Model A Coupe accompanied by original photographs from the time of its production to the present.



The depth and breadth of the fine art and valuable objects presented by Salcedo Auctions in The Well Appointed Life continues this tradition.

In addition to serving as the auction and preview venue, the grande dame of Makati luxury hotels will offer guests throughout September The Well Appointed Life Afternoon Tea, as well as special menu options throughout the hotel. To allow guests to be in the thick of the action, The Well Appointed Life Stay Package grants guests early access and a private guide at the auction preview, an invitation to the gala opening reception, pre-registration and reserved seating at the auctions, and a special culinary journey through the hotel’s dining establishments.


The main feature of the sale is an impressive 30-feet long H.R. Ocampo painting (1967), seen below, as the largest work of the artist in private hands.



The Well Appointed Life is co-presented by The Peninsula Manila and Santos Knight Frank, with major partners Lexus and Globe Platinum, and premium audio partner Bowers & Wilkins.


For inquiries, email info@salcedoauctions.com or phone +632 6594094 / 823.0956 / +63 917 894.6550.

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Note: Details on this article were taken from the official Press Release from Salcedo Auctions and The Peninsula Manila.

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