Casa de Memoria’s Cuarto Auction Showcases Special Art Pieces as Christmas Gifts

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As the Holidays draw near, Casa de Memoria will be holding Cuarto, its fourth major auction for the year, allowing you to explore unique art pieces that you can wrap up as gifts to spread some of the season's merriments among your loved ones.

To be held on November 28, 2020 (Saturday) at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Cuarto will feature 180 specially curated European-Filipino antiquities and objets d’art that will not only spark some joy this Christmas, but can also add a touch of prestige and affluence to any home.

Among the must-see pieces are antiques that can be given to the special gentleman in your life, such as the silver cigar box formerly owned by prominent Spanish statesman Don José Antonio Girón de Velasco, the Napoleon III style radiogram with 1950s radio and "Philips" mono record player. On the other hand, ladies will surely appreciate the gilded and parcel-gilt lots that radiate opulence, including the polychromed dinner set, the ivory triptych depicting England’s “Glorious Revolution of 1688,” and the Vermeil Tea and Coffee Set by Joyerías Aldao.

For a touch of chinoiserie, Cuarto will feature European art pieces with Asian influences, such as the 18th century Burmese Alabaster Buddha Head in Shan Style and the thin solid 18 karat gold relief of Buddha circa 13th century Bayon period of the Khmer Empire. Fine art lovers can also look forward to delicate and glass and crystal pieces like the Émile Gallé clear art glass, with intricate, hand-painted ribbons, flowers and dragonflies in enamel, a mid-to-late 19th century Peking glass plate in a rare amethyst color, and reverse glass paintings of Saints Francis of Assisi and Sebastian.

Cuarto will also offer essential pieces and furniture that can spruce up any living space, like Milanese ebonized side chairs and various Bargueños from Spain with touch of Italian and Flemish styles, as well as paintings and lithography by revered Filipino and European artists, namely Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo, Romeo Tabuena, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali, among many others.

Explore the auction pieces and register for the auction at For better appreciation, art aficionados may also attend the intimate auction preview from November 3 to November 27 from 10 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Palacio de Memoria at 95 Roxas Blvd., Tambo, Parañaque. Strict safety protocols are in place at the venue.

At the auction on November 28, registered members will have access to a console. If you won't be able to join, absentee bids can be placed before the auction. Interested parties may also opt for telephone bidding.

For more details, call (02) 8253-3994 or e-mail For more information, visit or follow @thecasadememoria on Facebook and @casadememoria on Instagram. 11/17/2020 (The Lifestyle Portal)

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