Pine wood marriage chest with groove joinery
and hand-forged hinges in the shape of tulip buds.
Walnut sideboard 16th century, French.
Decorations of herms and griffin shaped cartouches.
Embellished, deplorably in the 19th century.
A pair of oak veneer cabinets in the Flemish style.
Upper section with two doors featuring carved anthropomorphic figures and caryatids...
Something wrong, Mr. Oldman?
Is it something important?
If you were kind enough to let me have this as a gift
I'd be delighted to accept.
I don't remember that object.
It may look like a useless piece of mouldy wood
然而数百年前 在霉斑底下 一定有一幅画
but centuries ago beneath the mould there must have been a painting.
Good evening Mr. Oldman. How are you?
The management and staff of Steirereck's
would like to offer our very best wishes, Mr. Oldman.
Happy birthday, Mr. Oldman.
This year our chef wished to dedicate in your honour
an ancient recipe of a Renaissance dessert
made of shrew's cream and bitter almonds.
Was it not to your taste, Mr. Oldman?
Quite the contrary. But you see, my birthday is tomorrow.
It is now 10:35 pm and I am very superstitious.
Pretend I had accepted.
The day after tomorrow, then.
The director of the Vatican museums would be grateful if you could call him back.
The reliquary attributed to Cellini I presume.
In any case, the report on it is ready.
There's a pile of gifts. What shall I do with them?
Send them all to my house except the mobile phones.
Only one this year.
Good. word's out that I hate those things.
Unless you've changed the habits of a lifetime, you'll have to answer that yourself
Virgil. It's the first call on your birthday.
Please believe me I have no wish to waste your time.
It's me again, Claire lbbetson.
Please please don't hang up on me again.
You're Mr. Oldman's secretary aren't you?
You can speak to me it makes no difference.
You see... I don't know anybody... I'm on my own.
I'm sorry Miss lbbetson but this is not a charity helpline.
I'm not explaining myself very well.
You see, I'm not in the habit of speaking to people very much.
Believe me, that's a considerable stroke of good fortune...
talking to people is extremely perilous.
However, it was you who made the call so you're running the risk.
It's about furniture that belonged to my parents' villa.
They...about a year ago...you see...
An estate of great... well
I've always heard it referred to as being of...extremely valuable...
very rare pieces... including paintings.
Unfortunately, I have no photographs...
To be honest, I haven't decided yet...but I would like to have a...
I'm out of my depth... what's the word?
Valuation? - Exactly.
That's why I asked to speak to Mr. Oldman... to make an appointment.
Does Mr. Oldman already have the pleasure of knowing you?
Oh no, not at all. He doesn't know me...
but but I know a lot about him.
Mr. Oldman's assistants are responsible for preliminary assessments.
If you hold on, I'll put you through.
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear I must speak to Mr. Oldman in person.
Mr. Oldman never presides over early appraisals.
But you see, before he died
dad told me that if I decided to sell everything
I should entrust the auction sale to Mr. Virgil Oldman.
In his opinion, the best.
Sold! Ladies and gentlemen
It gives me great pleasure to present lot 231
an ancient refracting elongated telescope constructed
by the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei.
And it's still in perfect working order.
Can we open bidding please at one million euros?
One million one hundred thousand!
One million one hundred thousand!
One million two hundred thousand! One million three hundred thousand!
One million four hundred thousand on the telephone!
One million five back in the room!
One million six hundred thousand! One million seven hundred thousand!
One million eight hundred thousand in the room!
One million nine hundred thousand!
Two million euros! At two million euros!
Gesundheit! Was that a bid, sir?
At two million euros! Two million one hundred thousand.
Two million three hundred thousand on the telephone!
Two million five! I can sell it! Two million seven!
At two million seven hundred thousand! Any more? Are we all done?
At two million seven hundred thousand euros!
Sold! Congratulations, sir.
Lot 232. Disciple of Boris Grigoriev.
渴望 帆布油画 60*70公分 这个品项由最高出价者得
"Thirst". Oil on canvas, 60 x 70. This one will go to the best offer.
1千欧元 2千欧元 3千欧元
One thousand euros! Two thousand euros! Three thousand euros!
Four thousand euros! Five thousand euros online!
Six thousand euros! Seven thousand euros!
Eight thousand euros!
Nine thousand on the phone! Ten thousand back in the room!
Eleven thousand euros online! Twelve thousand!
电♥话♥出价1万3 1万4 1万5
Thirteen thousand online! Fourteen thousand! Fifteen thousand!
This is not doing my neck any good! At fifteen thousand euros!
Twenty thousand! At twenty thousand euros
any more? Sold!
Beautiful, isn't it?
You never miss a trick do you, governor...
Who is it really?
A Russian painter who died young in the late '30s.
An outstanding landscape painter but
among his many splendid landscapes he painted three portraits
only three in his whole life.
This is one of the three.
It's double, all right?
How long have we known each other Virgil?
Quite a while.
We've pulled off some sharp tricks time after time.
Remember Emil Hansen?
You were the only one that knew from the start that he was going to be really big.
We got that portrait of his mother for a song.
From under the noses of that bunch of idiots.
Must be worth a fortune now.
You almost sound bitter you didn't get a bit more...
Have we ever talked about money you and me?