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LOT 2
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ESTATE
A RARE EARLY MEISSEN FIGURE OF A POLE
CIRCA 1725
probably modelled by George Fritzsche, standing with his right arm outstretched on a gilt-
edged rectangular base, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
height 5 5/8 in.
14.3 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similar figure of a Pole from the Collection of Gustav von Klemperer of Dresden was sold at Christie's, London,
September 30, 1991, lot 172 and was illustrated by W. B. Honey in Dresden China, An Introduction to the Study of
Meissen Porcelain, pl. XIX (f) as well as by Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld in Porzellansammlung Gustav von
Klemperer, pl. 48, no. 521. Another Meissen figure of a Pole is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz in
Triumph of the Blue Swords, Meissen Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie, p. 55, where this figure is noted as
one of the early examples of the large series of 'nations' produced in the factory.
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LOT 3
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A RARE MEISSEN GOLD-GROUND SOUP TUREEN, COVER AND STAND

CIRCA 1735-40
each piece painted with various quayside or landscape vignettes, and on the front of the
tureen with a view of probably the Albrechtsburg at Meissen, within quatrefoil panels
reserved on a white cherub-, shell motif- and foliate scroll-patterned gold ground, the
tureen affixed on either side with a Frauenkopf handle and the cover with a crown knop,
crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
length of stand 16 1/4 in.
41.3 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A. S. Drey, Munich
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1919

CATALOGUE NOTE
The von Pannwitz Collection of German porcelain is discussed by Sebastian Kuhn, "Collecting Culture: The Taste for
Eighteenth-Century German Porcelain, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, pp. 66-68, where this
tureen, cover and stand are illustrated in situ at the Hartekamp House in the Netherlands, circa 1925 (p. 70); the
author comments on von Pannwitz's unique and educated taste and their rather distinct approach to collecting, which
focused on harmoniously decorating the interior of their house, rather than assembling a thematic or an extensive
group of objects like many collectors did at the time. Ulrich Pietsch illustrates a similarly decorated rectangular plaque
in Early Meissen Porcelain, The Wark Collection, p. 412, no. 477, where he suggests was used as a master model for
painters. The author also notes that the decoration exhibits elements characteristic of the painting of Johann George
Heintze.
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LOT 4
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ESTATE
A RARE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE ECUELLE STAND
CIRCA 1725
finely painted in the center with a Chinese figure within a fenced garden, the Böttger-lustre
rim decorated with quatrelobe cartouches painted with Chinoiserie figures alternating with
triangular scalework panels, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, H. in gold script.
diameter 9 1/2 in.
24 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similar écuelle, cover and stand from the collection of la Baronne Alix de Rothschild is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch in
Frühes Meissener Porzellan, Kostbarkeiten aus deutschen Privatsammlungen, p. 205-206, cat. no. 161, where the
author cites three other comparable examples, a pair in the collection of Gustav von Klemperer, Dresden, and
one in the collection of Eugen Gutmann, Berlin.
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LOT 5
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A MEISSEN CELADON-GROUND VASE AND COVER
CIRCA 1730
each side reserved with a lobed and barbed cartouche painted with colorful birds perched
amidst indianische Blumen and affixed on either side with a Frauenkopf handle, crossed
swords mark in underglaze-blue, black engraved inventory number N 91.
height 17 1/2 in.
44.5 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
H. Ball, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1934
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LOT 6
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
AN ASSEMBLED MEISSEN KAKIEMON PART DINNER SERVICE

CIRCA 1730-35
each painted with two birds and a pine tree, flowering bamboo, prunus and crysanthemum
issuing from banded hedges and sprigs of indianische Blumen, comprising: a large oval
tureen and cover, two smaller oval tureens and covers, a small circular tureen and cover,
four leaf-shaped dishes, a shell-shaped dish, a scalloped circular dish, a circular dish, four
17-inch platters, a 13 1/2-inch platter, a 12-inch platter, ten 11 1/2-inch plates and three 9-
inch plates, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. 34 pieces.

ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Hartekamp, The Netherlands
CATALOGUE NOTE
This pattern, depicting 'The Three Friends': prunus, pine and bamboo, is derived from a Japanese Arita original of
1695-1720, an example of which is illustrated by Masako Shono, Aritaporzellan als Vorbild für Meissen, pl. 71, along
with a similarly decorated Meissen tureen.
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LOT 7
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A MEISSEN ROCOCO VASE
CIRCA 1755
applied with cherubs and colorful flowers, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
height 19 3/4 in.
50 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

PROVENANCE
P. Salomon, Dresden
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1914
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LOT 8
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF MEISSEN CANDLELABRA
CIRCA 1755
painted with floral bouquets and sprigs and applied with trailing leafy sprays of colorful
flowers around the scrollwork-molded stem and branches, raised on a green mosaik-
ground base reserved with alternating gilt-edged cartouches lightly molded with trophies
or flower sprays, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
height 14 5/8 in.
37 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A. S. Drey, Munich
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1906
CATALOGUE NOTE
A pair of similarly decorated three-branch candelabra was sold at Sotheby's, London, March 10, 1999, lot 463 as well
as at Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 1999, lot 36.
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LOT 9
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF FIVE MEISSEN VASES
CIRCA 1745
each painted on either side of the ovoid body with various birds or courtly figures in a
landscape and with insects around the neck and stem, affixed on either side with a rush-
formed handle issuing flowering branches and fruit, crossed swords mark in underglaze-
blue.
height of tallest 8 5/8 in.
14.3 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired at auction in London, 1914

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similarly decorated vase was sold at Sotheby's, London, June 13, 1995, lot 274.
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LOT 10
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF MEISSEN RETICULATED BASKETS
CIRCA 1755
each applied with colorful flowers garlands suspended from the rim entwined with a
turquoise ribbon, traces of crossed swords mark in blue.
length 9 1/8 in.
23 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired at auction in London, 1914

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similar pair of reticulated baskets were sold at Sotheby's, London, November 8, 1999, lot 229.
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LOT 11
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A MEISSEN FIGURAL SWEETMEAT BASKET
CIRCA 1750-1755
modelled by J. J. Kändler, as a reclining gentleman holding a basket on a rococo scroll-
edged base, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
length 11 1/2 in.
29 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A. S. Drey, Munich
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1915
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LOT 12
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A MEISSEN BUTTER TUB AND COVER
CIRCA 1755-60
painted with scattered floral sprays and sprigs, the border molded with alt-ozier pattern, the
cover affixed with a strawberry sprig knop, traces of crossed swords mark in underglaze-
blue.
width 4 1/4 in.
10.8 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD

PROVENANCE
P. Rosenfeld
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1916
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LOT 13
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF FOUR MEISSEN ALLEGORICAL FIGURES OF 'THE SEASONS'
CIRCA 1750-1755
each modelled as a putto seated on a a waisted square pedestal.
height of Summer 5 7/8 in.
15 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Jan van Dam, Berlin
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1917

CATALOGUE NOTE
Three similar figures of Summer, Winter and Autumn were sold at Christie's, South Kensington, April 20, 1995, lot
259. A similar set of four figures were also sold at Sotheby's, New York, October 21, 1980, lot 219.
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LOT 14
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A GROUP OF FIVE MEISSEN FIGURAL VASES ALLEGORICAL OF 'THE
SEASONS'
CIRCA 1745-55
each modelled beside a scroll-molded shell-formed vase, comprising: two modelled as
Autumn, two as Spring and one as Summer, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
height of tallest 5 3/4 in.
14.6 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similar figural vase modelled as Autumn is illustrated in the Catalogue of The Hans Syz Collection, Volume I, p. 454,
pl. 301. Two figural vases modelled as Winter was sold at Sotheby's, London, March 16, 1999, lots 106 and 107.
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LOT 15
PROPERTY OF ANOTHER OWNER
A GERMAN PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOX
CIRCA 1765
probably Meissen, finely painted on the cover, around the sides of the exterior and on the
bottom with figures and distant buildings in various landscapes, the interior of the cover
painted with figures before a river.
width 3 1/2 in.
8.9 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A Meissen rectangular gold-mounted snuff box similarly painted in a comparable manner and palette with figures in
various landscapes is illustrated by Patricia Brattig, Meissen Barockes Porzellan, p. 236-237, cat. no. 104.
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LOT 16
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF FIFTEEN MEISSEN RETICULATED PLATES
CIRCA 1775
each piece decorated in the center with a colorful arrangement of fruit and flowers within a
gilt scroll-edged puce-'mosaik', green-'mosaik' or a puce trellis border, crossed swords
mark in underglaze-blue, various incised numerals.
diameter 9 1/4 in.
23.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 17
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF SIXTEEN MEISSEN PUCE-'MOSAIK' GROUND RETICULATED
PLATES
CIRCA 1775
each reserved in the center with a rococo scrollwork cartouche painted with figures in a
landscape, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed and incised numerals.
diameter 9 3/8 in.
23.8 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 18
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A MEISSEN PUCE 'MOSAIK'-GROUND PART TEA SERVICE
CIRCA 1760
each piece decorated with exotic birds perched on leafy branches within gilt scroll-edged
panels, comprising: a teapot and cover, a sugar bowl and cover, a milk jug and six cups
and saucers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue. 17 pieces.

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Jan van Dam, Berlin
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1919

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similarly decorated cup and saucer as well as a part tea service are illustrated by Hans Syz et al in Catalogue of
Hans Syz Collection, Volume I, p. 415, cat. nos 273 and 274.
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LOT 19
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF EIGHTEEN MEISSEN PLATES
CIRCA 1775
each painted in the center with cherubs in clouds after François Boucher within the molded
border painted with gilt-edged floral panels alternating with gilt rococo motifs beneath the
shaped rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised numeral 13 and impressed
numeral 10.
diameter 10 1/2 in.
26.7 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 20
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A SET OF TWELVE FRANKENTHAL ORNITHOLOGICAL PLATES
CIRCA 1765-70
each colorfully painted in the center with birds perched on branches or rockwork within the
'Wittelbach'-border rim interrupted by four gilt scroll-edged floral panels, crowned CT
marks, three above a letter A.
diameter 9 1/2 in.
24 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede

CATALOGUE NOTE
These plates are from a group of Frankenthal wares made as either additions or replacements for the 222-piece
Sèvres porcelain dinner service presented by Louis XV to Carl Theodor, the elector of the Palatinate, in 1760, a dish
from which is illustrated by Pierre Verlet et al in Sèvres, p. 207, pl. 41. A similar pair of plates were sold in these
rooms, October 11, 1995, lot 219.
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LOT 21
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF VIENNA PORCELAIN MONTEITHS
CIRCA 1765
each painted with colorful flower arrangements around the body beneath the gilt-edged
wavy rim alternately suspending floral swags and purple ribbons, shield mark in
underglaze-blue, incised N.
length 14 in.
35.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A. S. Drey, Munich
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1916
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LOT 22
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A VINCENNES GREEN-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER

CIRCA 1754
(gobelet 'Hébert' et soucoupe) each reserved with a gilt foliate-edged panel painted with
two birds perched on a branch or in a landscape, various incised marks.
diameter of saucer 5 1/8 in.
13 cm

ESTIMATE 2,500-3,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The Collection of R Copeland C. Spencer, Esq., sold, Sotheby's, London, July, 13, 1976, lot 26
Winifred William Antiques, London
The Collection Sir John Plumb, F. B. A.
The Collection of Robert S. Pirie, sold, Christie's, New York, May 15, 1999, lot 38
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LOT 23
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A SEVRES ROSE MARBRE-GROUND GOLD-MOUNTED SMALL COFFEE POT
AND HINGED COVER
1761
the pear-shaped body reserved with a conforming gilt-edged panel painted with figures in a
riverscape and the cover with a floral wreath, the gold-mounted turned ivory handle set
perpendicularly to the gold-covered spout, interlaced L's and date letter I in blue enamel.
height 3 7/8 in.
9.8 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold, Sotheby's, London, March 14, 1967, lot 4
The Antique Porcelain Company, London
The Collection of Sir John Plumb, F. B. A.
The Collection Of Robert S. Pirie, sold Christie's, New York, May 5, 1999, lot 63

EXHIBITED
London, Winifred Williams, Eighteenth Century French Porcelain, July 3-20, 1978, no. 39

LITERATURE
Sir John Plumb, "The Intrique of Sèvres", House and Garden, January, 1986, p. 44, illustrated

CATALOGUE NOTE
A milk jug and cover (pot à lait) of the same form is illustrated by Tamara Prèaud and Marcelle Brunet, Sèvres Des
originies à nos jours, p. 164, no.121, from which the present example was most likely adapted.
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LOT 24
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A SEVRES PORCELAIN PINK-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER

1782
(gobelet litron et soucoupe) each painted with a putto either holding a sickle among corn or
piping to sheep reserved within a tooled gilt-edged panel on the pink oeil-de-perdrix
ground, interlaced L's, date letter EE, the cup with traces of a painter's mark and the saucer
with the mark for Mlle Armand la jeune.
diameter of saucer 5 7/16 in.
13.8 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 25
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A SEVRES YELLOW-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER
1786
(gobelet litron et soucoupe) each painted with a continuous band of arabesques between
gilt-edged foliate and scrollwork borders, interlaced L's, date letter ii, painter's mark for
Boucot in blue enamel, gilder's mark for Weydinger in gold and incised numerals.

ESTIMATE 2,500-3,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Robert S. Pirie, sold, Christie's, New York, May 5, 1999, lot 76
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LOT 26
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A GROUP OF TWENTY-FOUR SEVRES BLEU-NOUVEAU GROUND
ORNITHOLOGICAL PLATES

THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE DECORATION LATER


each colorfully painted in the center with a gilt-edged panel of exotic birds in a landscape
within the blue ground and gilt marbelized or cailloutè border interrupted by gilt scroll- or
floral-edged bird cartouches, interlaced L's in underglaze-blue, most gilt marbelized
bordered plates with date letter R for 1770.
diameter 9 1/2 in.
24 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 27
PROPERTY OF OTHER OWNERS
A PAIR OF SEVRES WINE COOLERS MOUNTED WITH TOLE AND PORCELAIN
FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
1775
seaux à verre, painted around the exterior with sprays of roses beneath a gilt double line
border entwined with berried foliage and scattered with flower sprigs, fitted with leafy tole
stems and porcelain flower arrangements, interlaced L's, date mark x for 1775, painter's
mark for Jean-Baptiste Tandard.
height 5 1/8 in.
13 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 28
PROPERTY OF OTHER OWNERS
A PARIS BISCUIT BLUE-GROUND OVAL PLAQUE
CIRCA 1800
applied in high relief with an arrangement of roses and other flowers in a basket standing
on a pedestal.
height 10 5/8 in.
27 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A pair of similar Paris biscuit oval plaques modelled, signed and dated by Joseph Humbert was sold at Christie's, New
York, May 21, 1996, lot 99.
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LOT 29
PROPERTY OF OTHER OWNERS
AN ASSEMBLED SET OF NINE PARIS PORCELAIN PLATES
CIRCA 1815
each painted in the center with a peasant in traditional dress, named on the reverse, within
the claret-ground border gilt with laurel leaves and neo-classical elements, six with painted
A L'Escalier de Cristale marks, two with painted Boyer Seaux de Feuillet, rue de la Paris
marks.
diameter 8 5/8 in.
21.9 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 30
PROPERTY OF OTHER OWNERS
A SET OF NINE PARIS PORCELAIN TOPOGRAPHICAL PLATES

CIRCA 1815
L'Escalier de Cristale, each similarly decorated to the previous lot, the view named on the
reverse, painted factory marks.
diameter 8 5/8 in.
21.9 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 31
PROPERTY OF OTHER OWNERS
A PAIR OF PARIS PORCELAIN PLATES
CIRCA 1815
each similarly decorated to the previous lot and painted in the center with either a view of a
natural history museum or a menagerie, painted marks of A L'Escalier de Cristale.
diameter 8 3/4 in.
22.2 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The interior view of the zoo is after the engraving "Polito's Royal Menagerie Exeter 'Change, Strand" illustrated in R.
Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812 ed., Vol. 8, pl. 2.
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LOT 32
A DANISH SILVER BOWL, NO. 19A, GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY,
COPENHAGEN, 1944-77
designed by Georg Jensen in 1912, with lightly spot-hammered surface, the deep circular
bowl with notched rim raised on an openwork leaf and berry stem and stepped circular
base
marked on base
diameter 8in.
20.3cm
25oz 10dwt
793g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 33
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOLOMON S. GROSSMAN
A DANISH SILVER THREE-PIECE COFFEE SET AND TRAY, GEORG JENSEN &
WENDEL, COPENHAGEN, 1945-51
Blossom pattern, designed by Georg Jensen circa 1905, comprising: Coffee Pot No. 2C,
Creamer No. 2C, Sugar Bowl No. 2E, and Tray No. 2H, with lightly-spot hammered surfaces
and spouts at right angles to carved ivory handles, covers with blossom and beaded tendril
finial, oval tray with conforming openwork blossom handles
marked on bases
length of tray over handles 14 1/4 in., height of coffee pot 8in.
36.2cm, 20.3cm
54oz 8dwt
1692g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 34
PROPERTY FROM A NEW JERSEY PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 34-42)
A DANISH SILVER LARGE OVAL CENTERPIECE BOWL, NO. 296A, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN,
CIRCA 1935
designed by Georg Jensen in 1919, the stepped oval base rising to a short stem chased
with leaves and applied with running grapevine, the bowl with slightly flaring rim and hung
with ring handles applied with pendant grapes, underside of base rim engraved: To Kathryn
Greene Rock from Charles Edward Rock May the pleasures of the past be the sorrows of
the future. Daddy, Christmas 1935
marked on base
length 14 3/8 in.
36.5cm
62oz 12dwt
1947g

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 35
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TUREENS AND COVERS, NO. 417A, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1925-32
designed by Georg Jensen in 1925, lightly spot-hammered, the bombé circular bowls with
ebonized shell-form handles topped by openwork flower blossoms and scrolls, the stepped
domed covers with fully modeled flower spray finials centered by chased leaves, bases
engraved: PETRONITA ELISA HERRERA DE TEDIN URIBURU - 1937
marked on bases
length over handles 10 3/4 in.
27.3cm
59oz 16dwt gross
1860g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 36
A DANISH SILVER SEVEN-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET AND TWO
MATCHING TRAYS, GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1933-77
Blossom pattern, designed by Georg Jensen in 1905, comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot,
Kettle on Lampstand, Chocolate Pot, small Hot Milk Jug, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl,
large oval Tray, and small oval Tray. Together with matching sugar tongs, 10 pieces, each
ovoid on three scroll supports and with ivory handles at right angles to spouts, the lift-off
covers with fully modeled flower blossom and beaded tendril finial, the two-handled oval
trays with conforming openwork blossom handles.
marked on bases, teapot, coffee pot, chocolate pot, creamer and sugar bowl No. 2D, kettle
on lampstand No. 2B, small hot milk jug No. 2E, large tray No. 2S, small tray No. 2H
length of tray over handles 25 3/4 in., height of kettle on lampstand 10 1/2 in.
65.4cm, 26.6cm
268oz 4dwt gross
8341g

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 37
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA, NO. 324, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN,
1925-32
designed by Georg Jensen in 1919, lightly spot-hammered, each with fruit-form base
beneath openwork leaves and berries, the partly-reeded scroll branches supporting tall
lobed sconces
marked on bases
height 8 3/4 in.
22.2cm
73oz 4dwt
2277g

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 38
A DANISH SILVER OVAL BOWL, NO. 296B, GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY,
COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
designed by Georg Jensen in 1919, the stepped oval base rising to a short stem chased
with leaves and applied with running grapevine, the bowl with slightly flaring rim and hung
with ring handles applied with pendant grapes
marked on base
length 10 3/4 in.
27.3cm
34oz 8dwt
1070g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 39
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 22, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Scroll pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1927, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve butter spreaders
twelve salad forks
twleve dessert spoons
twenty-four teaspoons
one cake knife
85 pieces, with wood box
111oz weighable
3453g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 40
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 30, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Cactus pattern, designed by Gundorph Albertus in 1930, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve salad forks
twelve dessert spoons
twenty-four teaspoons
two-piece fish serving set
one meat fork
one cold cut fork
one serving spoon
one tablespoon
one sauce ladle
one sugar spoon
two butter spreaders
82 pieces, in wood box
102oz 4dwt excluding knives
3178g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 41
A SET OF FOURTEEN DANISH SILVER GOBLETS, NO. 296C, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
designed by Georg Jensen in 1917, the circular bases rising to short stems chased with
leaves and applied with running grapevine and grapes, the ovoid bowls lightly spot-
hammered
marked on bases
height 4 1/2 in.
11.4cm
142oz
4416g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD


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LOT 42
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER LARGE CANDLESTICKS, NO. 264, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
designed by Georg Jensen in 1926, lightly spot-hammered, the domed circular bases partly
lobed and applied at sides with grape bunches, rising to spiral-fluted stems topped by
grapes
marked on bases
height 11 3/4 in.
29.8cm
90oz 16dwt
2824g

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Please see lot 50 for a related pair of smaller candlesticks.
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LOT 43
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 62, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Acorn pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1915, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve butter spreaders
twelve salad forks
twelce teaspoons
twelve dessert knives
72 pieces
85oz 12dwt excluding knives
2662g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 44
PROPERTY OF A PHILADELPHIA COLLECTOR
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 180, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Acanthus pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1917, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
eleven butter spreaders
twelve salad forks
twelve teaspoons
twelve soup spoons
twelve coffee spoons
twelve demitasse spoons
two-piece salad serving set
one cream ladle
one pie server
one lemon fork
100 pieces
102oz 12dwt excluding knives
3191g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 45
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 25, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Parallel pattern, designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen in 1931, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve fruit knives
twelve salad forks
twelve teaspoons
twelve dessert spoons
one serving spoon
one tomato server
74 pieces, in wood box
79oz weighable
2457g
ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD
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LOT 46
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOLOMON S. GROSSMAN
AN EXTENSIVE DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERIVCE, NO. 62, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1915-77
Acorn pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1915, some engraved with monogram SLS, in
two-drawer wood chest comprising:
thirteen dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve lunch knives
eleven lunch forks
twelve fish kinves
twenty-four fish forks
fourteen butter spreaders
twelve salad forks
twelve pastry forks
twelve ice cream forks
twelve oyster forks
twenty-four teaspoons
eleven grapefruit spoons
twelve iced teaspoons
twelve cream soup spoons
twelve bouillon spoons
twelve dessert spoons
twelve tablespoons
twelve ice cream spoons
twelve melon spoons
twelve coffee spoons
twelve demitasse spoons, parcel-gilt
twelve caviar spreaders
three-piece carving set
one bread knife
two-piece fish serving set
one poultry shears
two-piece small salad serving set
three meat forks
three serving forks
two serving spoons
five vegetable spoons in sizes
one asparagus tongs
one tomato server
one sauce ladle
one cream ladle
two mustard ladles
one cheese plane
one cheese scoop
one cake knife
one pie server
one angel food cake server
one pastry server
one bon-bon server
one nut cracker
one master butter knife
one grape shears
one lemon fork
one sugar sifter
one sugar tongs
one ice tongs
twelve salts with blue enamel liners
seventeen salt spoons
eleven pepper shakers
one bottle opener
one bar knife
one corkscrew
one tea strainer
seven napkin rings
one stirring spoon
one sardine server
two caviar servers
397 pieces, in two-drawer wood chest. Together with:
three Blossom pattern serving spoons
two souvenir spoons, other makers
one sugar tongs, other maker
one coffee spoon, other maker
386oz weighable
12005g

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 47
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 180, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
Acanthus pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1917, comprising:
twelve short-handled dinner knives
twelve long-handled dinner knives
twenty-four dinner forks
twelve fish knives
twelve fish forks
twelve dessert knives
eleven cake forks
twelve butter knives
twelve cocktail forks
twelve teaspoons
five dessert spoons
twelve soup spoons
twelve coffee spoons
two-piece carving set
two-piece salad serving set
one cold meat fork
two serving spoons
one sauce ladle
one cake knife
one pastry server
six salt spoons
176 pieces, in two-drawer wood box
169oz 4dwt weighable
5262g

ESTIMATE 15,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 48
A DANISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, NO. 62, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1933-77
Acorn pattern, designed by Johan Rohde in 1915, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve lunch knives
twelve lunch forks
twelve fish knives
twelve fish forks
twelve fruit knives
twelve fruit forks
twelve butter spreaders
eleven salad forks
twelve oyster forks
twenty-four large teaspoons
twelve teaspoons
eleven dessert spoons
twelve soup spoons
twelve grapefruit spoons
twelve ice cream spoons
twelve demitasse spoons
two-piece carving set
one fish slice
two-piece salad serving set
one sauce ladle
one cream ladle
one tomato server
one cake knife
one bottle opener
five salts with blue enamel interiors
six salt spoons
247 pieces, in wood box
250oz 16dwt
7780g

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 49
A DANISH SILVER LARGE TWO-HANDLED TRAY, NO. 2M, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1925-32
Blossom pattern, designed by Georg Jensen circa 1905, oval with lightly spot-hammered
surface, molded rims and openwork flower blossom and beaded tendril handles
marked on base
length over handles 27 1/2 in.
69.9cm
105oz
3266g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 50
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER CANDLESTICKS, NO. 263B, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1980
designed by Georg Jensen circa 1925, lightly spot-hammered, the circular bases rising to
spiralling stems topped by pendant grape bunches
marked on bases
height 8 1/8 in.
20.6cm
50oz 8dwt
1567g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Please see lot 42 for a related pair of larger candlesticks.
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LOT 51
A SET OF FOURTEEN DANISH SILVER PLACE PLATES, NO. 642A, GEORG
JENSEN & WENDEL, COPENHAGEN, 1945-51
Acorn pattern, designed by Johan Rohde circa 1931, plain circular, the borders applied with
acorns flanked by scrolls at intervals
marked on undersides
diameter 11in.
27.9cm
313oz 12dwt
9753g

ESTIMATE 25,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 52
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA, NO. 343, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
designed by Johan Rohde circa 1920, the circular domed bases rising to knopped stems
topped by buds cast with leaves and berry clusters from which twisted reeded branches
emerge, faceted urn form sconces
marked on bases
height 10 1/3 in.
26.3cm
41oz 6dwt
1284g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 53
TWO MATCHING DANISH SILVER COMPOTES, NO. 171, NO. 242, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1925-32
designed by Johan Rohde circa 1917, on stepped circular bases, the openwork leaf and ball
stems centered by beaded clusters, the circular bowls with flaring rims. Together with a
large leaf and berry ladle, 3 pieces
marked on bases and back of ladle handle
diameters 8 1/8 in., 7 1/3 in.
20.6cm, 18.7cm
36oz 16dwt
1144g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 54
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER SMALL COMPOTES, NO. 263A, GEORG JENSEN
SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1930
designed by Georg Jensen in 1918, on circular bases with spirally-lobed stems topped by
scrolling grapevine and pendant grapes, bowls with flared rims, base rims engraved: M.E.P.
AND W.A.P. 1930
marked on bases
height 4 3/4 in.
12cm
14oz 5dwt
444g

ESTIMATE 5,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 55
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER COMPOTES AND COVERS, NO. 43, GEORG
JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN, 1945-77
designed by Johan Rohde in 1908, lightly spot-hammered, the circular bases rising to
baluster stems topped by openwork berried scrolls supporting the deep circular bowls, the
low-domed covers with baluster finials
marked on bases
height 6 1/4 in.
15.9cm
29oz 18dwt
930g

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 56
A DANISH SILVER CIRCULAR TRAY, NO. 600G, AND PAIR OF
CANDLESTICKS, NO. 859, GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, COPENHAGEN,
1933-77
the tray designed by Harald Nielsen circa 1930, plain circular with molded rim and flat
angular handles; the candlesticks designed by Nielsen circa 1938, formed of stepped
circular discs topped by wide cylindrical sockets
marked on bases
length of tray over handles 14 7/8 in., diameter of candlesticks 5 1/4 in.
37.7cm, 13.3cm
63oz 12dwt
1978g

ESTIMATE 6,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 57
A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER NEO-CLASSICAL STYLE FIVE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the circular bases partially lobed and with leaf-tip borders, rising to tapered fluted stems
topped by fixed drip pans chased with leaves and conforming vase form sconces, the
removable tops with central light and four reeded scroll branches topped by lobed drip
pans and matching sconces, loaded bases
marked on base rims
height 18in.
45.7cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 58
A SET OF SIX ITALIAN SILVER AND HARDSTONE GOBLETS AND PITCHER,
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI,
LATE 20TH CENTURY
the goblets with lobed silver bases and bowls, three with lapis lazuli stems and three agate
stems; the helmet form pitcher with fluted sides and multi-scroll handle
marked on bases
height of pitcher 10 1/8 in, height of goblets 5 1/4 in.
25.7cm, 13.4cm
70oz 8dwt gross
2190g

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 59
AN ITALIAN SILVER AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED PHOTO FRAME, MARIO
BUCCELLATI, MID 20TH CENTURY
shaped rectangular, with border chased with lattice panels and mounted with cabachon
lapis lazuli alternating with blood agate, tooled leather back with easel
base rim engraved BUCCELLATI, leather back stamped in gilt Mario Buccellati in a foliate
reserve
height 12in.
30.5cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 60
AN ITALIAN SILVER FOUR PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET AND MATCHING
TRAY, MARIO BUCCELLATI, MILAN, MID-20TH CENTURY
comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl and two-handled Tray, of
baluster form with gadrooned lower bodies, leaf-capped handles and foliate bud finials, the
shaped oval tray with gadrooned border, and openwork handles formed of shells flanked
by foliate scrolls
marked on bases
length of tray over handles 23 5/8 in., height of coffee pot 10 5/8 in.
60cm, 27cm

ESTIMATE 7,500-9,500 USD


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LOT 61
AN ITALIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET AND TRAY,
BUCCELLATI, CIRCA 1930
comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl and Two-handled Tray, of
fluted baluster form raised on four scroll supports headed by leaves, leaf-capped double-
scroll handles, the spouts formed as open-mouted beasts emerging from shellwork with
foliate drop below, the shaped oval tray with reeded border, and with loop handles centered
by shells by and terminating in shells
all marked on undersides BUCCELLATI STERLING ITALY
length of tray over handles 27 3/4 in.
70.5cm
195oz 10dwt
6080g

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 62
AN ITALIAN SILVER FIGURAL WINE COOLER,
CIRCA 1960
formed as an overturned amphora on a mound of leaves and grape bunches, surmounted
by a infant bacchic monk holding grapes
underside on one leaf stamped 800, also with signature ?CM in center of base, bearing a
signature M. BUCCELLATI
length overall 20in.
50.9cm
163oz
5069g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD


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LOT 63
A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER TALL TABLE LAMPS, BUCCELLATI, LATE 20TH
CENTURY
on shaped stepped square bases topped by lobes and leafy scrolls and rising to
conforming baluster stems and openwork leafy sconces and matching finials, wired for
electricity. Together with two off-white pleated silk lampshades
marked on base rims
height overall 36 1/4 in.
96cm
360oz gross excluding shades
11196g

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 64
A FRENCH SILVER ART DECO SOUP TUREEN, COVER AND MATCHING
STAND, KELLER FRÈRES, PARIS, CIRCA 1930
elongated octagonal with molded borders and bi-furcated scroll handles, stepped cover
with fluted knop finial, the conforming stand raised in the center
marked on tureen, cover and stand
length of stand 15 3/4 in., length of tureen over handles 12 1/2 in.
40cm, 31.7cm
144oz 4dwt
4485g

ESTIMATE 8,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 65
A SET OF TWELVE FRENCH SILVER PLACE CARD HOLDERS, HERMÈS,
PARIS, 20TH CENTURY
bases mounted with 18th century coins bearing the profiles of Louis XIV and Louis XV, in
fitted Hermès box
marked on bases
height 1 1/8 in.
2.7cm
11oz 2dwt
345g

ESTIMATE 5,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 66
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER LOUIS XV STYLE FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA,
BOIN-TABURET, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
the stepped shaped circular bases decorated with shells, leaves and rocaille and rising to
conforming baluster stems, the detachable tops with central light and three branches
formed of foliate scrolls topped by fluted campana form sconces
marked on base rims, tops with French control marks only
height 19 3/8 in.
49.3cm
159oz 16dwt
4970g

ESTIMATE 12,000-16,000 USD


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LOT 67
A FRENCH SILVER LOUIS XVI STYLE CENTERPIECE, CIRCA 1890
oval with ribbon-bound reeded rim, the sides chased with sprays of berried foliage and
matted acanthus, conforming bi-furcated handles, removable plated liner
marked with French controls and maker's mark obscured, probably VAG...
length over handles 22in.
60cm
61oz excluding liner
1897g

ESTIMATE 8,500-9,500 USD


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LOT 68
A FRENCH SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET, ALPHONSE DEBAIN,
PARIS, CIRCA 1890
comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Hot Water Urn, Creamer and Sugar Bowl, each of paneled
oval vase form, chased on both sides with reeded oval reserves flanked by oak sprays and
enclosing engraved arms, with leaf-capped reeded handles and vine-wrapped spouts,
hinged covers with cast oak wreath finials, hot water urn with ivory pad feet and spirit lamp
handle
marked throughout with maker's mark and French export mark, spirit lamp apparently
unmarked
height of hot water urn 17 3/4 in.
45.1cm
158oz 16dwt gross
4939g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 69
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOCELYNE WILDENSTEIN
A FRENCH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, DEBAIN, PARIS, LATE 19TH
CENTURY
the ribbon-bound reeded handles ending in cartouches enclosing wreaths of berried laurel,
engraved with initials EG, comprising:
twenty-four dinner knives
twenty-four dinner forks
twenty-four fish knives
twenty-four fish forks
twenty-four dessert knives
twenty-four dessert forks
twenty-four oyster forks
twenty-four tablespoons
twenty-four dessert spoons
twenty-four teaspoons
twenty-four coffee spoons
twenty-four ice cream spoons
two-piece fish serving set
two-piece salad serving set
two serving spoons
one cold meat fork
two pickle forks
297 pieces, in fitted wood box
295oz 10dwt excluding knives
9190g

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Perovetz, London, 1994
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LOT 70
A FRENCH SILVER-GILT SEVEN-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET AND
MATCHING TRAY, BOIN-TABURET, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Hot Water Urn on Lampstand, Creamer, covered Sugar
Bowl, Waste Bowl, and two-handled Tray. Together with a similar small Creamer, twenty-
four Teaspons and Sugar Tongs, all in the original large fitted presentation box, all with
spiral fluted necks, the bodies applied with crested ribbon-tied medallions flanked by floral
swags, raised on lobed scroll supports, covers with pinecone finials, the shaped oval tray
with conforming border and crest, the spoon terminals decorated with musical instruments
above floral festoons
marked throughout, small creamer by Henry Vander & Arthur Vander, London, 1909;
teaspoons by Henry Soufflot, Paris, late 19th century; sugar tongs Dutch, late 19th century
length of tray over handles 32 5/8 in., height of hot water urn on lampstand 19 1/2 in.
82.8cm, 49.5cm
482oz 12dwt gross
15009g
ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
H.G. Meade, Esq.
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LOT 71
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA, CROSVILLE &
GLACHANT, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
on stepped triangular bases with raised plinths supporting foliate scrolls and openwork
leafy baluster stems topped by a central sconces decorated with spiral flutes, the three
foliate scroll branches with matching sconces, detachable nozzles with shellwork
undersides
marked throughout
height 17 1/4 in.
43.8cm
256oz 4dwt
7968g

ESTIMATE 9,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 72
A FRENCH SILVER DINNER SERVICE, CARDEILHAC, PARIS, EARLY 20TH
CENTURY
all with gadrooned rims, and borders of strapwork centered by flowerheads against a
matted ground, comprising:
two vegetable dishes and covers
four sauce boats on stands
three large shaped oval meat platters
six smaller shaped oval meat platters
five large shaped circular platters
three smaller shaped circular platters
two large shaped rectangular platters
two smaller shaped rectangular platters
27 pieces

marked on bases
length of largest oval platters 18 1/4 in.
46.5cm
848oz 16dwt
26398g

ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 USD


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LOT 73
PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
ODIOT AT THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1867 - "LE TRAVAIL A LA FORGE" THE
PÉTIN SURTOUT DE TABLE. A MONUMENTAL FRENCH SILVERED-BRONZE
FIGURAL CENTERPIECE AND PAIR OF MATCHING TWELVE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA, DESIGNED AND MODELED BY FRANÇOIS GILBERT, CHASED
BY PAUL DIOMÈDE FOR ODIOT, PARIS, 1867
the base of the centerpiece with four seated noble craftsmen bearing the tools of their
trade, their feet surrounded by the new products and machinery of the modern steel
industry, the border with medallions depicting various machines, mining and transport
scenes, the central stem with ships' prows showing cannons below the oval basin, with
further medallions and shields inscribed with the names of the towns in which Pétin owned
factories and mines: Assailly, Gevors, Sardaigne, St. Chamont, Toga, Rive-de-Gier,
Clavieres, Unieux, the candelabra similarly decorated, each on shaped circular base
decorated with floral and foliate ornament, with two male figures holding tools of the steel
industry, the twelve branches divided in two tiers and decorated with applied foliage and
classical ornament over a partly matted ground
each piece stamped on the base rim ODIOT A PARIS
centerpiece: height 29 1/2 in. by length 26in.; candelabra: height 35in.
75 by 66cm; 89cm

ESTIMATE 70,000-100,000 USD


PROVENANCE
Commissioned by Hippolyte Pétin (b.1833), French industrialist and steel manufacturer

EXHIBITED
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1867

LITERATURE
Art Journal, Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exposition, 1867, London and New York, illustrated p. 111
H. Bouilhet, L'Orfèvrerie Fancaise aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siécles, Paris, 1912, vol.3, p 67, ill. p. 70, 73
C. Kanowski, Tafelsilber für die Bourgeoisie, Berlin, 2000, pp. 106-107 et seq. see footnotes 268 (2), 269 for further
bibliographic references.
J E Puiforcat, L'Orfèvrerie Française et Etrangère, Paris, 1981, p. 108

CATALOGUE NOTE
Hippolyte Pétin (born 1833 in Allier-Moulins) was a French industrialist and steel manufacturer, parallel to the Krupp
and Thyssen firms and to Andrew Carnegie. The firm of Pétin, Gaudet & Cie. operated foundries and mines in
France, Sardinia, and Corsica, with factories in the Loire, Indre, and Rhone departments, with 5000 workers producing
50,000 tons of iron and steel per year and an annual turnover of 35 million francs. The firm began producing naval
artillery and armor plating for battleships just as the Crimean War opened in 1853, and by the 1867 Exhibition had
their own booth as one of the country's foremost metal producers, showcasing among other products their guns and
heavy machinery.
The same year as the Exhibition, M. Petin commissioned this important three-piece garniture from the firm of Odiot.
The order is recorded in the company's books in June of 1867 for 32,000 francs, of which 14,000 were for providing
the models. The sculptor was François Gilbert, who designed Napoleon III's great monumental silver-plated surtout of
1853-54 by Christofle (see Versailles et les Table Royales en Europe, nos. 356-359, pp. 246-47 and 371-77). He had
recently moved to Odiot, and the massive and masculine style of this surtout, with its closer ties to Second Empire
monumental sculpture than to the usual repertoire of silver decoration, demonstrates the style he brought to the
established firm. It was thought highly appropriate for this particular commission, with one of the Exhibition critics
pointing out, "what would you think of a service destined for this Vulcan if it were decorated with chubby-cheeked putti
and sentimental doves?" The Illustrated Catalogue of the Exhibition proclaimed:
We engrave on this page two other of the works of M. Odiot, the renowned Silversmith of Paris. He exhibits largely,
contributing mainly to uphold the honour of his country. All his productions are of the highest order of Art; they are,
indeed, works of sculpture, and eminent sculptors have supplied the models. The first piece has been executed for
the eminent "metallurgiste," M. Petin, and represents the several phases of his "industrie," illustrated by figures,
medallions, & c. It is a fine and very grand composition, most admirably carried out.
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LOT 74
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
AN EMPIRE SILVER-GILT "NECESSAIRE DE VOYAGE", PIERRE-NOEL
BLAQUIERE, PARIS,
1809-19
with anthemion borders, covers centered by rosettes, comprising: an oval basin, shaving
pot, seven jars, five perfume bottles, two inkwells, and toothbrush box, all in cut-glass with
silver-gilt covers, a porcelain cup and saucer painted with rustic views, two small brushes,
silver-gilt fork, spoon, teaspoon, and mother-of-pearl handled knife, two trays of manicure
utensils in mother-of-pearl and metal, razor strop, clothes brush, two cut-glass beakers,
cut-steel corkscrew, button hook and two boot pulls, leather-framed mirror, all in brass-
bound burlwood case lined in red leather
the flatware by Augustin-Louis Cottin
length of case 16in.
40.6cm
ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD
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LOT 75
A CHARLES X SILVER-GILT BREAKFAST SET, CHARLES-NICOLAS ODIOT,
PARIS,
CIRCA 1830
with fluted globular bodies and shell and foliate borders, comprising:
Hot Water Urn
Teapot
Creamer
Sugar Bowl
Tea Caddy, silver-gilt and cut-glass
Candy Dish, silver-gilt and cut-glass
Two Salts
Two Salt Spoons with shell bowls
Toast Rack
Egg Cruet for
Six Egg Cups
Six Egg Spoons
Flatware Cruet for
Twelve breakfast knives
Twelve matching teaspoons
Butter Spreader with mother-of-pearl handle
Sugar Tongs in Grapevine pattern
51 pieces, in fitted oak case.
Together with the following in gilt metal, Grapevine pattern, by Dobson & Sons, London, c.
1910
12 dessert knives
12 dessert forks
12 dessert spoons
4 serving spoons
40 pieces
marked throughout, the urn with engraved signature "Odiot Orfèvre à Paris", the flatware
contemporary by other makers
height of hot water urn 15 1/2 in.
39.3cm
323 oz weighable
10,045g

ESTIMATE 14,000-18,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A less extensive service of this model, with the arms of Montmorency-Laval, is in the collection of the Louvre, see
Anne Dion-Tenenbaum, La Collection du Musée du Louvre: Orfèvrerie francaise du XIXe siècle, no. 109.
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LOT 76
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. GEORGES LURCY
A LOUIS XVI SILVER SOUP TUREEN, COVER, AND STAND FROM THE
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL COLLECTIONS, CHARLES SPRIMAN, PARIS, 1778-79
the shaped oval stand chased with flutes, the double-bellied tureen with feet and handles of
berried foliage, the sides applied with ribbon-tied beaded cartouches flanked by laurel, the
cover mounted with an artichoke surrounded by foliage, gherkin, pea pods, a mushroom,
parsnips and asparagus stalk, later French silver liner
marked on stand, base, and cover, the finial with a countermark for 1780-89, numbered 467
and 468
length of stand 19 in.
48.3cm
170oz 5dwt including liner
5303g

ESTIMATE 40,000-80,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Foelkersam records that this piece was transferred to the Anichkov Palace in 1881 for the use of the new Emperor
Alexander III
Recorded there in 1907 when the palace was occupied by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Presumably confiscated by the Soviets and sold abroad
LITERATURE
Baron Foelkersam, Inventaire de l'argenterie conservée dans le Garde-Meuble des palais impériaux, St. Petersburg,
1907, #331-332 (tureen and stand), vol. II, p. 679.

CATALOGUE NOTE
The Tsarevich Alexander and his wife the Danish Princess Maria Feodorovna set up house early in their marriage at
the Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg, an monumental building at the corner of the Nevsky Prospect and the
Fontanka Canal. By 1881, the new Empress considered it a "beloved, cozy home", and the couple chose to remain
there, rather than move to the Winter Palace. For its new, more formal role, various trappings were moved from other
Romanov palaces, including this 18th century tureen. Its neoclassical style would have accorded well with the
Anichkov's state rooms, and Maria Feodorovna retained the tureen when the Anichkov became her dower residence
after 1894.
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LOT 77
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT RECTANGULAR TRAY, MAKER'S MARK HN
(POSTNIKOVA-LOSSEVA #1362), ST. PETERSBURG,
CIRCA 1790
plain rectangular, molded border incuved at angles above chased panel feet, engraved with
later arms under an imperial crown
marked on back and stamped and engraved with imperial or monastic inventory number 20,
engraved with Cyrillic abbreviation Obra, 72 standard
length 16 5/8 in.
42.2 cm
67oz 10dwt
2105g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 78
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A LOUIS XV SILVER COFFEE POT, JEAN SCHOUTEER, DUNKERQUE,
JURIDICTION OF LILLE, CIRCA 1770
of pear form, body and cover chased with spiraling lobes, the short spout decorated with
shells and foliate swags at right angle with turned wood handle with rocaille mount, raised
on three scroll supports headed by foliate garlands, the hinged cover with scroll
thumbpiece and flower blossom finial
marked throughout
height 10 1/2 in.
26.6cm
27oz 10dwt gross
855g

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 79
PROPERTY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE
ACQUISITIONS FUND (LOTS 79-88)
A LOUIS XVI SILVER ECUELLE AND STAND AND PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE OR
EMPIRE SILVER VEGETABLE DISHES AND COVERS
the ecuelle with beaded borders, berried laurel finial and acanthus and shell handles, Jean-
François Nicolas Carron, Paris, 1783; the dishes circular with palmette borders, bud finials
rising from rosettes, square handles with pendant rings, Nicolas Modoux, Paris, 1798-1809
length of entree dishes over handles 10 3/8 in.; diameter of ecuelle stand 8 1/4 in.
26.4cm, 21cm
99oz 2dwt
30820g

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 80
A GROUP OF LOUIS XV AND LOUIS XVI SILVER TABLE ARTICLES, PARIS,
18TH CENTURY
comprising: two similar small Trays with foliate swag and beaded borders, René -Pierre
Ferrié, 1781-82, a Mustard Pot with beaded borders, blue glass liner, Guillaume-François
Rolland, 1780, a shaped rectangular Dish, 1754, and a silver-gilt Beaker, c. 1740, on fluted
stand, Pierre Mignot, 1738
6 pieces
length of dish 10 5/8 in.
27cm
46oz excluding glass
1431g

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 81
FOUR PIECES OF PROVINCIAL LOUIS XV AND LOUIS XVI SILVER,
BORDEAUX, 1722, C. 1760, 1781
comprising a Marriage Bowl with foliate handles, engraved 'M. Coat', 1722, also with
discharge for 1738-40, a ten-sided Salver with gadroon rim, David Herbert, c. 1760, an oval
Dish with shell and scroll rim, Jean François II Jouet, 1781, and an oval Sugar Bowl chased
with flower garlands, twin strawberry finial, 1781
diameter of salver 12in.
30.5cm
55oz
1718g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The sugar bowl may be by Nicolas Francois Ghislain joseph Lestarguy, who made one with the same feet and finial in
the Wentworth Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, see Dennis No. 430. p. 277.
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LOT 82
A LOUIS XV MINIATURE SILVER COFFEE POT, AND A DIRECTOIRE SILVER
COFFEE POT, FRANCOIS JOUBERT, PARIS, 1770 / MAKER'S MARK LE,
PROVINCIAL, CIRCA 1800
both of pear form, each on three pad feet, straight turned-wood handles at right angles, the
second engraved with arms. Together with another coffee pot, maker's mark JFM,
provincial, circa 1784, the cover by another maker, later and probably altered; 3 pieces
heights 3 1/2 in. to 8 3/4 in.
9cm, 22.4cm
36oz 10dwt gross
1138g

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The arms on the provincial coffee pot are those of Bouyn of Burgundy.
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LOT 83
TWO FRENCH SILVER SUGAR BOWLS AND COVERS WITH ASSOCIATED
STANDS, PARIS, 1770-1783
the first spirally fluted, bowl engraved with arms, with leafy branch handles and strawberry
cluster finial, the stand on four openwork scroll supports headed by shells, engraved with
different arms, bowl Jean-Joseph Baudet, Paris, 1777, stand Alexandre du Roussy, Paris,
1783; the second of inverted pear form chased with swags, celery stalk handles, strawberry
cluster finial, the stand shaped circular engraved with arms and on openwork scroll
supports, the cover by Vincent Breant, Paris, 1770, bowl probably by the same, marks not
clear, also stamped with later Minerva head, stand by Alexandre du Roussy, Paris, 1777
diameter of largest stand 8in.
20.2cm
45oz 4dwt
1406g

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A Louis XVI sugar bowl and stand of this model by de Roussy, 1777, are in the Wentworth collection at the
Metropolitan Museum, see Dennis no. 305, p. 206.
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LOT 84
FOUR LOUIS XVI SILVER HOT MILK POTS, PARIS, 1776-1780
all pear form with mushroom thumbpieces and short spouts, by Jean-Joseph Neveau,
1776; Alexandre de Roussy, 1779; Jacques Famechon, 1778; Jean-Charles Roquillet-
Desnoyers, 1780
heights 5 7/8 to 3 7/8 in.
15 to 10 cm
25oz 15dwt gross
802g

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The arms on the 1780 milk pot are those of le Caron de Troussures, of Ile-de-France and those of Heliot, of Toulouse.
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LOT 85
A GROUP OF GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE ARTICLES, LONDON, 18TH
CENTURY
comprising: an Argyle of waisted circular form with gadrooned rim and slender spout,
lower body with hot water compartment, marked on body and cover, maker's mark E pellet
C, 1774; a Waiter with shell and scroll rim, crested, three hoof feet, marked on base, Gabriel
Sleath, 1740; a plain baluster Mug, marked on base, maker's mark JR script with fruit
between. Together with a baluster Tea Caddy converted to caster and later chased, base
with transposed marks for London, 1683, 4 pieces
height of argyle 4 5/8 in.
11.8cm
40oz gross

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 86
THREE GERMAN SILVER TEAPOTS AND A TANKARD, 18TH CENTURY
comprising: a small pot of bullet form engraved with arms under a coronet, marked on
base, Jacques Roman, Berlin, circa 1730 and with early 19th century Prussian control
mark; another of globular form chased with rocaille, base with pricked initials G.A.F 15ten
November 1769, marked on base, Wilhelm Gottlieb Hahn, Tilsit, 1759; an apple-shaped pot
with short rococo spout, marked on base, Carl Gottfried Haase, Breslau, 1761-76; and a
tankard flat-chased with strapwork and engraved with arms, fully marked on base and
cover, maker's mark ICM, Breslau, 1727-37
height of tankard 6 1/4 in.
16cm
31oz 16dwt
989g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 87
FOUR GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN SILVER POTS, CIRCA 1750-1809
comprising: a German Chocolate Pot, Samuel Gaudich, Dresden, circa 1766; a German
Coffee Pot, maker's mark AH, also stamped 13, circa 1750; another German Coffee Pot,
Esaias Busch IV, Augsburg, 1769-71; an Austrian Hot Water Jug, Frantz Leonhard Mossner,
Vienna, 1809. Together with an Augsburg-style Ecuelle and Cover, late 19th century, 5
pieces
height of largest 7 1/2 in.
19cm
53oz 10dwt gross
1667g

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 88
A PORTUGUESE SILVER COVERED BOWL AND A PAIR OF SPANISH
COLONIAL CANDLESTICKS, CIRCA 1700-1710
the first plain circular with beaded scroll handles and urn finial, marked on base and cover,
I pellet R in serrated rectangle, Lisbon, circa 1710; the candlesticks with domed bases and
short ringed stems, traces of inscriptions, unmarked, circa 1700
length of bowl over handles 6 1/2 in.
15.4cm
23oz
715g

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 89
TWO PAIRS OF SIMILAR GERMAN SILVER CANDLESTICKS, MAKER'S MARK
MK IN OVAL PROBABLY FOR MORITZ KRELLE /, JOHANNES WARNBERGER,
AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1730
all on stepped domed bases with octagonal baluster stems and banded campana form
sconces
marked on base rims
heights 7 3/8 in., 7 1/8 in.
18.7cm, 18.1cm
36oz 10dwt
1135g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 90
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD, THEODORE MENTH,
AUGSBURG, 1681-85
cylindrical with flaring foot rim, the body chased with lobes and bands of running foliage,
double-scroll handle, the domed cover with bi-furcated scroll thumbpiece and baluster
finial
marked on body and cover near handle, and with later French control mark
height 5 5/8 in.
14.2cm
12oz 14dwt
395g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 91
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT HOT WATER URN ON WOOD STAND, CHRISTIAN
DRENTWETT II, AUGSBURG, 1755-57
of inverted pear from, chased overall with birds, rocaille, ferns and flowerheads, with scroll
handles centered by similarly carved ebonized wood rods, the conforming cover with
detachable foliate sprig finial, on detachable pedestal base fitted with metal cylinder for
coals, all on a two-handled wood stand carved to match
marked on base, cover and fixed heating cylinder
height overall 19 3/4 in.
50.2cm
68oz 4dwt gross excluding stand
2121g

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 92
A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER 17TH CENTURY STYLE FIGURAL WAGER CUPS,
HANAU, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the form of a male and female in long robes chased with flowering vases and large
scrolling foliage, their arms raised to hold scrolls supporting swiveling cups chased with
fruit, gilt interiors
marked near bottom rims
height 12 3/4 in.
32.4cm
31oz 6dwt
973g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 93
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT MODEL OF A MONKEY MINER, PROBABLY HANAU,
CIRCA 1900
realistically modeled as monkey wearing a cap and holding a pick and measuring stick,
supported on a circular plinth chased with foliage, detachable head, base weighted
bearing spurious early marks
height 16in.
40.2cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 94
A GERMAN SILVER FIGURE OF AN OSTRICH, POSSIBLY NERESHEIMER,
HANAU, CIRCA 1900
the body formed of an ostrich egg, with silver neck, legs, and tail, hinged wings
marked with indistict pseudo-hallmarks on edge of base
height 20 1/2 in.
52cm
44 oz gross
1368g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 95
A SILVER-GILT CASKET AFTER THE FRANCOIS-THOMAS GERMAIN MODEL
FOR THE PORTUGUESE COURT, PROBABLY FRENCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
shaped rectangular, applied with laurel swags linking lions' heads, the rayed cover applied
wtih Portuguese Royal arms, engraved inside with a spiderweb, detachable fabric and
cedar lining
apparently unmarked except for French swan control mark (1893-1970)
length 9 1/4 in.
23.5
81oz
2519g

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The decoration of this box copies that on the toilet services delivered by François-Thomas Germain for Joseph I of
Portugal between 1756 and 1762; see Christiane Perrin, François-Thomas Germain, orfèvre des rois, pp. 158-59,
which illustrates one of a pair of matching circular boxes now in the Musée National d'Art Ancien, Lisbon. An oblong
box from one of the services, signed and dated 1762, appeared on the Paris art market in the Julia Beau sale, Paris,
May 7, 1877; the offered box may have been copied from the original shortly thereafter.
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LOT 96
PROPERTY FROM A DESCENDANT OF RUSSELL MARKER (LOTS 96-100)
A PAIR OF SILVER GEORGE II STYLE EWERS AND BOWL, TANE, MEXICO
CITY,
CIRCA 1966
the bowl applied with chinoiserie motifs and cartouche above shell feet, after a Lamerie
example in the Metropolitan Museum, the ewers with applied strapwork and flying rococo
handles
marked on bases, the bowl engraved underneath "From Lamerie 1744" and with date 1766
height of ewers 12 1/2 in.; diameter of bowl 9in.
31.8, 22.7cm
109oz 15dwt
3415g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
In 1964 Professor Russell Marker began ordering reproductions of famous 18th century silver items from Tane in
Mexico. Most were copied from surviving examples illustrated in books, but others reproduce lost examples from
period sources. A letter from Tane noted, "we consider Professor Marker, almost as a collaborator, a very valuable
critic and a highly qualified expert.
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LOT 97
A SILVER LOUIS XV STYLE TUREEN, COVER AND DISH, TANE, MEXICO CITY,
C. 1966-68
partly fluted oval body on four feet, the cover chased with scales below cast pomegranate
finial, the stand with fleurs-de-lys
marked on bases, the tureen engraved 1966 and "Germain 1746"; the dish 1968 and
"Germain 1734"
length of dish 17 5/8 in.
45cm
180oz 10dwt
5623g

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 98
A SILVER LOUIS XV STYLE WINE COOLER, TANE, MEXICO CITY, MID 20TH
CENTURY
with ribbon-bound reeded foot and rims, the handles formed as spaniels' heads over
bullrushes, central cartouche over rocailles
marked on base
height 9 5/8 in.
24.5
114oz 5dwt
3558g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 99
A SILVER-GILT LOUIS XV STYLE LARGE ECUELLE, STAND AND SALVER,
TANE, MEXICO CITY, MID 20TH CENTURY
the ecuelle with armocal handles, bud finial, and shaped oval stand, after a Germain
example in the Louvre; the salver on high feet, the center engraved with a wreath, after one
for the King of Portugal in a Lisbon museum
ecuelle and stand marked and engraved with 1965 presentation inscription; the salver
similarly engraved but apparently unmarked
length of stand 16 1/8 in.
48 cm
163oz
5069oz

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 100
A SILVER LOUIS XV STYLE EWER AND LARGE ECUELLE, TANE, MEXICO
CITY,
C. 1966
the ewer with applied strapwork and rococo handle, after a Germain example in the
Metropolitan Museum, the ecuelle with snake handles and finial, formerly identified as
Germain
marked on bases, the ewer with 1966 presentation inscription
height of ewer 9 1/8 in.; length of ecuelle over handles 13 3/4 in.
23.3, 35cm
107oz 5 dwt
3340g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 101
A SILVER LOUIS XV STYLE WINE COOLER, HANAUER SILBERWAREN-
MANUFAKTUR,
CIRCA 1900
after a Meissonier engraving, chased with Baachic and marine figures, mermaid handles
marked on base
height 11 3/8 in.
28.8cm
80oz 16dwt
2513g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 102
A GERMAN SILVER LARGE MARINE CENTERPIECE, CIRCA 1890-1900
the tiangular base decorated with rocaille, scrolls, aquatic foliage and rising to a reclining
mermaid and a figure of Neptune with arms raied to support a shaped oval dish chased
with shellwork, pierced with lattice panels and applied with flowers, removable plated liner
apparently unmarked
length 20 3/4 in.
52.7cm
144oz 10dwt
4497g

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 103
A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER FIVE-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA,
PROBABLY HANAU, CIRCA 1890
the bases chased with rocaille and flowers against a matted ground and raised on
openwork scrolls, the stems modeled as putto supporting a central light and four scrolling
branches topped by conforming sconces with removable nozzles
bases struck with pseudo hallmarks
height 22in.
56cm
121oz 4dwt
3769g

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 104
A GERMAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, MAKER'S MARK A.P., EARLY 20TH
CENTURY
terminals with vacant rococo cartouches and trailing flowers, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
tweve lunch knives
twelve lunch forks
twelve fish knives
twelve fish forks
twelve teaspoons
twelve dessert spoons
twelve tablespoons
twelve coffee spoons, parcel-gilt
two-piece fish serving set
two-piece salad serving set
one soup ladle, parcel-gilt
one sugar tongs
two salts cellars, parcel-gilt
two salt spoons
130 pieces
141oz 10dwt weighable
4401g

ESTIMATE 5,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 105
A GERMAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, BRUCKMANN & SÖHNE,
HEILBRONN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the dog-nose handles with thread borders and berried foliage, engraved with initial M,
comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve lunch knives
twelve lunch forks
twelve fish knives
twelve fish forks
eleven teaspoons
twelve dessert spoons
twelve tablespoons
one fish server
two-piece salad serving set
four cold meat forks
two serving spoons
one soup ladle
two sauce ladles
119 pieces, in four-drawer wood box
163oz 16dwt weighable
5094g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 106
A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA,
PROBABLY HANAU,
LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
each raised on four lions below dragon brackets, applied with Renaissance terms, angular
branches and turtledove finials
stamped with pseudo-Nuremberg marks
height 10 5/8 in.
27cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 107
A GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS PUNCH BOWL ON SILVER-
MOUNTED WOOD STAND, M.H. WILKENS & SÖHNE, BREMEN-HEMELINGEN,
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the elongated glass bowl with silver collar and domed silver cover chased with leaf-tips
and topped by a bud finial, supported on a triangular wood stand capped by silver female
heads linked by wide silver bands applied with flowerheads
marked on stand
height overall 43in.
109.2cm

ESTIMATE 14,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 108
A GERMAN SILVER AND IVORY CENTERPIECE, FELIX HOROVITZ,
FRANKFURT, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
shaped oval, the paneled sides centered by carved ivory putto holding applied silver floral
garlands below rim of berried laurel and pales, ivory loop handles springing from leafy
terminals, removable gilt-metal liner
marked on base rim and engraved HOROVITZ FRANKFURT.M.
length over handles 20 1/2 in.
52cm
81oz 12dwt gross excluding liner
2538g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD


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LOT 109
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER, ENAMEL AND AGATE EIGHT-PIECE "LADY AND THE
UNICORN" DRESSER SET, CIRCA 1925
comprising: Jewelry Box, Hand Mirror, Hairbrush, Clothes Brush, two Perfume Flasks,
Comb, and Button Hook, with watercolored scenic tops, enameled borders and agate
handles
length of mirror 12 7/8 in.
32.5cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This set is decorated after the six 15th century tapestries depicting "The Lady and the Unicorn," in the Musée de
Cluny, Paris.
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LOT 110
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT, GEM-SET, AND PAINTED AND BASSE-TAILLE
ENAMEL COVERED CUP,
CIRCA 1890
the body painted with emblematic figures including Justice and Faith against a red basse-
taille ground, the cover and foot with trophies and putti, chased borders set with pearls
marked with "A" control mark only
height 12 3/4 in.
32.5cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 111
A NORWEGIAN SILVER-GILT AND PAINTED, CLOISONNÉ, AND PLIQUE-A-
JOUR ENAMEL CENTERPIECE,
CIRCA 1890
the domed base with painted enamels of a Viking ship, stave church, landscape and
villagers, the stem with cloisonné enamel spirals supporting a fluted bowl with plique-a-
jour enamel rim and buttresses
struck with spurious Russian marks
height 12 3/4 in.
32.5cm
48oz gross
1493g

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 112
A SILVER AND ENAMEL RENAISSANCE-STYLE COVERED TAZZA,
MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY
derived from Saint-Porchaire ceramic models, decorated with varicolor opaque champlevé
enamel strapwork with terms, foliage, and animals
struck with spurious Russian marks, the base with plaque engraved 1867
height 9 1/2 in.
24.1cm
37oz 5dwt including base metal rod
1163g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 113
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL NEF, HERMANN BOEHM, VIENNA,
CIRCA 1890
the domed base with mythological scenes, the boat supported by a mermaid, the body and
sails similarly painted, with painted banners and five figures of sailors
marked on base rim and with "A" control mark
height 15 1/2 in.
39.4cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 114
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL, AND ROCK CRYSTAL CHARGER,
MARKED KB PROBABLY FOR KARL BÖHM, VIENNA,
CIRCA 1910
with female terms supporting baskets of fruit, separating engraved rock crystal panels
surrounded by varicolored Renaissance style strapwork
marked on reverse and on each foot; central panel cracked
12 1/4in.
31.1cm.

ESTIMATE 9,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Miss Elisabeth Moncreiffe of Moncreiffe, sold by her executors
Sotheby's, Buckinghamshire, West Wycombe Park, 22 June 1998, lot 612
CATALOGUE NOTE
The term figures on this piece, and several other mounts, also appear on the mounted lapis basin marked KB from the
collection assembled by the American wife of an English nobleman in the last decade of the 19th century (Christie's
London, 25 November 2008, lot 86).
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LOT 115
AN ELABORATE DUTCH SILVER-GILT NEF, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the sides chased with nudes and set with wheels, the removable top with elaborate
architecture, twenty figures and a monkey, embossed sails
marked at top of body
height 17in.
43.1cm
62oz
1928g

ESTIMATE 12,000-14,000 USD


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LOT 116
A GOLD AND GEM-MOUNTED IVORY FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT, 20TH
CENTURY
the ivory elephant draped with gold caparisons chased with scrolls and flowers and
mounted with pearls and blue and pink sapphires, the head set with a cat's eye diopside,
topped by a gold canopy and with gold tusks and toenails
length 5in.
12.7cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 117
A PAIR OF GOLD AND GEM-MOUNTED HARDSTONE FROGS, PROBABLY
ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY
both formed as pink and green mottled hardstone frogs mounted with cabochon sapphire
eyes and old-mine-cut diamond smiles, the undersides of all feet and toes mounted with 18
karat gold
underside of each foot stamped 750 and with violin-shaped punch
length 4 3/8 in.
11cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 117A
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MODEL OF THE CELLINI SALT,
FLORENCE, 2ND HALF 20TH CENTURY
with reclining figures of Neptune and Ceres, seahorses, dolphins, an oval basin and a
temple with removable cover all on blue and green enamel waves and foliage, the oval
wood base applied at sides with gilt and enamelled heads and reclining figures.
marked on side and with signature M[er]cier?
length 13 3/4 in.
34.9cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 118
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF EUNICE JOYCE GARDINER (LOTS 118-121)
A GOLD AND ENAMEL OVAL SNUFF BOX,
LATE 19TH CENTURY
with translucent mauve enamel panels and borders of running tendrils, cover mounted with
a miniature of maidens torturing Cupid
struck inside cover with prestige French marks
length 3 1/4 in.
8.2cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 119
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY GERMAN,
CIRCA 1860-70
chased with foliate strapwork on translucent green ground, the top with diamond-set
flowers around a miniature of "La Comtesse de Montesson", bearing a signature Vestier 87
marked only with two post-1864 French import marks
length 3 5/8 in.
9.4cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 120
A GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK FJ INCUSE, PROBABLY
GERMANY, POSSIBLY HANAU, CIRCA 1810
shallow rectangular, the top with enamel miniature of Lot and his Daughters, surrounded
by geometric ornament on black and white grounds
marked inside base and cover with maker's mark FJ crowned incuse and starburst, the
right flange stamped 6549, the miniature signed J-(W?)
length 3 3/8 in.
8.5cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The firm of box makers identified by the FJ incuse mark and with sequential numbers stamped on the flanges is
discussed by Julia Clarke in Enamels of the World 1700-2000: The Khalili Collections, pp. 301-305; this box in the
6000 series belongs to the later production of the firm.
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LOT 121
A RUSSIAN GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK PK, ST.
PETERSBURG,
1778 OR 1779
oval with red engine-turned grounds and leaf and berry borders, the cover centered by a
miniature of two maidens garlanding an altar, losses and restorations, particularly to sides
maker possibly Peter Karmark, active St. Petersburg 1780s; assay master Yezgrav
Borovshchikov (active to 1783)
length 3 3/8 in.
8.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 122
A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOR GOLD OVAL SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK J?B,
PARIS, 1786
engine-turned within borders of chased running foliage
fully marked
length 2 5/8 in.
6.8cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 123
A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED LACQUER SNUFF BOX, JEAN-GUILLAUME
VEALLE, PARIS, 1773
oval with tooled gold borders on black lacquer, the cover with a goauche of Venus and
Adonis the base with the three Graces. Together with a Vernis Martin powder box with
tooled gold borders, painted on top and base with love trophies on a caramel ground, circa
1775, both lined in tortoiseshell, 2 pieces
length 3 3/8 in.
8.6

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 124
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS (LOTS 124-125)
THREE LADIES AT A GAMING TABLE, LOUIS-NICOLAS VAN
BLARENBERGHE, DATED 1754
showing three women in robes of blue, white, and rose, two with masks, around a baize-
covered gaming table with cards and tokens, in a formal interior, gilt-metal frame
signed in lower left corner V. Blarenberg F[?] 1754
length 2 3/4 in.
6.9cm.

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Baron and Baroness Meyer de Rothschild by 1862, to their daughter
Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, to her husband
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, and by descent until sold
Sotheby's, London, 11 February 1999, Magnificent Silver-gilt, Objects of Vertu and Miniatures from the Rothschild and
Rosebery Collection, Mentmore, lot 104

EXHIBITED
South Kensington Museum, Special Exhibition of Works of Art, London 1862, no. 4454
LITERATURE
S. Grandjean et al, Gold Boxes and Miniatures of the Eighteenth Century, Fribourg 1975, p. 238

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present work, signed and dated 1754, can be confidently given to Louis Nicolas as his father, Jacques Guillaume,
had been dead for over ten years, and his son Henri-Joseph too young to paint a work of such accomplishment. Like
other works of the artist dated in the mid 1750s, it reveals the artist experimenting with new genres. It is interesting to
see that Van Blarenberghe adeptly modifies his technique and palette to suit the chosen subject.
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LOT 125
LA MARCHANDE D'AMOUR, ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES ANTOINE MARIE
LEMOINE, PARIS, CIRCA 1780
 
carrying on her head a basket containing an arrow-armed putto immersed in pink roses,
wearing a blue-laced rust-colored gown with a white chemise, in silver-gilt filigree frame
height overall: 6 1/4 inches

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Baron Meyer de Rothschild, to his daughter
Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, to her husband
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, and by descent until sold
Sotheby's, London, 11 February 1999, Magnificent Silver-gilt, Objects of Vertu and Miniatures from the Rothschild and
Rosebery Collection, Mentmore, lot 129
EXHIBITED
Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, London, 1889, case XXXIII, no. 5

LITERATURE
Inventory:
1884, vol.I, p.171, no. 65, illustrated, "Marchande d' Amour', in gold filigree frame, By BOUCHER (White Drawing
Room)
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LOT 126
A JAPANESE SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SET AND LARGE TRAY,
MUSASHIYA, YOKOHAMA,
CIRCA 1905
comprising: Teapot, Creamer, Sugar Bowl and two-handled Tray, of globular form, boldly
chased in high relief with dragons and with dragon-head spouts and finials, engraved with
initials WP, the circular tray engraved in the center with a presentation inscriptions in
English and Japanese flanked by floral sprigs and a rising sun, the border with large
dragons, thier tails forming the handles
marked on bases
length of tray over handles 33 1/8 in.
84cm
404oz 8dwt
12577g

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The presentation inscription reads: "This Tea, Coffee Set and Salver Presented by Asano Soichiro Esquire Merchant
of Tokoyo Japan To William Pitts Esquire Superintendent Engineer for the Rising Sun Petroleum Co. Ltd. On His
Retirement from the Above Company as a Token of Esteem and Respect for his Integrity after 12 Years Connection in
Business, 1893-1905."
Asano Soichiro (1848-1930) was a Japanese businessman who founded the the Asano Cement Company in 1883.
By 1929 his business had expanded to comprise 17 companies, 26 subsidiaries, and 26 affiliates, including shipping
and shipbuilding, mining, gas and electricity, oil, iron and steel, and beer brewing companies.
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LOT 127
AN ENGLISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, MAKER'S MARK C.W.F. IN AN
OVAL, LONDON, RETAILED BY JAMES ROBINSON, 1953
Old English pattern, reverse of handle terminals engraved B/S*R, comprising:
eighteen dinner knives
eighteen dinner forks
eighteen lunch knives
eighteen lunch forks
six salad forks
eighteen butter spreaders
eighteen oyster forks
nineteen teaspoons
eighteen dessert spoons
eighteen soup spoons
eighteen bouillon spoons
eighteen demitasse spoons
eleven ice cream spoons
216 pieces
216oz 10dwt excluding knives
6733g

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 128
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ALLENTOWN, PA
AN ASSEMBLED ENGLISH SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, VANDER, LONDON
AND SHEFFIELD, 1973-81, RETAILED BY GEORGIAN HOUSE / WORCESTER
SILVER CO., LONDON, 1969-70
Onslow pattern, comprising:
twenty-four dinner knives
twenty-four dinner forks
twenty-two butter spreaders
twenty-four salad forks
thirty-five teaspoons
twenty-four soup spoons
two-piece salad serving set
two cold meat forks
three serving spoons
two sauce ladles
one cake knife
two sugar spoons
two lemon forks
167 pieces, with box
192oz 12 dwt weighable
5990g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 129
A GEORGE V SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, CRICHTON, LONDON, 1910
Old English pattern, reverse of handle terminals engraved with monogram ESB,
comprising:
twenty table knives
thirty-six table forks
seven four-tine table forks
fifteen lunch knives
three four-tine lunch forks
thirty-five dessert forks
twenty-four oyster forks
twenty-three teaspoons
twenty-four dessert spoons
twenty-three tablespoons
eighteen coffee spoons
twelve egg spoons
two gravy spoons
three sauce ladles
one soup ladle
two cheese knives
248 pieces, in original fitted five-tray wood box
350oz excluding knives
10885g

ESTIMATE 8,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 130
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOCELYNE WILDENSTEIN (LOTS 130-134)
A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN SILVER FIGURAL TABLE ORNAMENTS,
ELKINGTON & CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1900
modeled as elegant couples on rococo balustrades
marked on sides
length 9in.
22.9cm
55oz 8dwt
1723g

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Perovetz, London, 1997
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LOT 131
A VICTORIAN SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET, HUNT & ROSKELL,
LONDON, 1865/71
comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, and two-handled Sugar
Bowl, chased with lattice panels bound by scrolls and sprigs of flowers against matted
ground, flower blossom finials, each engraved with initial W
marked throughout
height of kettle on lampstand 16in.
40.6cm
156oz 12dwt
4870g

ESTIMATE 9,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Langfords, London, 1990
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LOT 132
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER "CARMEN" FIGURAL DOUBLE SALTS,
HANCOCK'S, LONDON, 1866
each modeled as a matador and guitar player in Spanish dress, flanked by baskets with gilt
interiors on rocky bases
fully marked
height approx 8 1/4 in.
21cm
57oz 7dwt
1784g

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Rare Art London, 1994

CATALOGUE NOTE
The figures of a matador and a soldier with a guitar correspond to the two male leads in Bizet's Carmen, Escamillo
and Don José. The traditional Spanish soldier's costume, with its breeches, fringed sash, and hat with rosette, can be
seen in period lithographs of the first productions of the opera in 1875. As these salts date from the previous decade,
they are probably based on the characters as depicted in Prosper Mérimée's original novel of 1845.
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LOT 133
A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED THREE-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE, WALKER
& HALL, SHEFFIELD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with openwork grapevine stems above fully modeled figures of greyhounds, topped by cut-
glass bowls, the centerpiece supported on a high pedestal base engraved with
presentation inscription
marked on underside of centerpiece
heights overall 25 7/8 in., 12 1/8 in.
65.7cm, 30.7cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Christie's, Monaco, 21 June 1994, lot 551

CATALOGUE NOTE
The inscription on the base of the centerpiece reads: " Presented to George Samsburg Esq. by the Branch Managers
& Assistants of the Firm on the occassion of His Marriage 27 June 1898."
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LOT 134
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER DESSERT BOWLS, CHARLES STUART
HARRIS, LONDON, 1897
of boat form chased with strapwork and festoons against a matted ground, both sides
centered by cartouches, the ends with female caryatids holding palm fronds, gilt interiors
marked on bases
length 9 1/2 in.
24.1cm
49oz 16dwt
1549g

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Gorevic & Gorevic, New York, 1994
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LOT 135
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER NINE-BASKET EPERGNE, 1903
the frame raised on four scroll and shell supports, pierced with panels of scallops and
chased with scolls, rising to a central oval basket and with four smaller circular baskets
and four hanging baskets all with conforming pierced and chased decoration
marked throughout, central basket and two small baskets by Harry Freeman, London, 1903;
frame, two small baskets and three hanging baskets by Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton,
Chester, 1903; one small hanging basket by Latham & Morton, Birmingham, 1920
length overall 27in.
68.6cm
168oz 4dwt
5231g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 136
AN ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED ROAST CART, 20TH CENTURY
with domed cover, extending plate holder, the interior fitted with two wells, on a wood
stand with cabiole legs, on casters
height 50in.
127cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 137
A VICTORIAN SILVER TWO-HANDLED PUNCH BOWL, ELKINGTON & CO.,
BIRMINGHAM, 1896
the deep circular bowl with lobed lower body, upper rim applied with wide band depicting
merrymaking bacchic cherubs, openwork leaf-capped upswung scrolling handles, circular
base chased with egg-and-dart band
marked on body right of handle
length over handles 19 3/4 in.
50.2cm
117oz 4dwt
3645g

ESTIMATE 13,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 138
A SUITE OF THREE EDWARDIAN SILVER BASKETS, WILLIAM COMYNS,
LONDON, 1907
comprising one large basket and a pair of two smaller baskets, all with circular bases
raised on openwork floral supports, the wirework sides applied with birds and ribbon-tied
floral garlands, rising to shaped rims applied with corded bands
marked on bases
diameters 11 3/8 in., 8 1/2 in.
28.9cm, 21.5cm
74oz 12dwt
2320g

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 139
AN ASSEMBLED VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN TEN-PIECE TEA AND
COFFEE SET AND TWO-HANDLED TRAY, 1874-1905
Elizabethan pattern, comprising: Teapot, Coffee Pot, Sugar Bowl and small Claret Jug,
James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, 1897-98, 1901; large Claret Jug, Stephen Smith, London,
1874; another Coffee Pot, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, another Sugar Bowl, Milk Pot and
two-handled oval Tray, Mappin & Webb, London, 1902-03, 1905, all of vase from, chased
with masks, caryatids, stags and goats surrounded by strapwork, berried foliage and floral
sprays, similar tray with openwork border with lions flanking urns spaced by bacchic
masks, surface engraved with pspread winged eagles spaced by scrolling foliage and
intiials CF, snake handles
length of tray over handles 32in., height of kettle on lampstand 15 3/4 in.
81.3, 40cm
433oz 8dwt
13479g

ESTIMATE 16,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 140
A LARGE GEORGE III STYLE SILVER SEVEN-BASKET EPERGNE, PROBABLY
ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY
very similar to the following, the floral-pierced circular frame on four paw supports headed
by leaves and linked by foliate swags and centered by a large baluster finial, the six small
baskets of boat form pierced and chased with foliage and bosses and supported on leaf-
capped scroll branches, the large central basket decorated to match
frame and baskets stamped ASPREY LONDON, STERLING, 925 and HAND MADE
height 28 3/4 in.
73cm
335oz 12dwt
10437g

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 141
A LARGE GEORGE III STYLE SILVER SEVEN-BASKET EPERGNE, PROBABLY
ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY
very similar to the preceeding, the floral-pierced circular frame on four paw supports
headed by leaves and linked by foliate swags and centered by a large baluster finial, the six
small baskets of boat form pierced and chased with foliage and bosses and supported on
leaf-capped scroll branches, the large central basket decorated to match
frame and baskets marked ASPREY LONDON, STERLING, 925 and HAND MADE
height 26 3/4 in.
68cm
315oz 12dwt
9815g

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 142
THE CORONATION OF EDWARD VII: TWO PARCEL-GILT SILVER CORONETS
FOR BARON AND BARONESS WITH ORIGINAL GRANT OF PEERAGE AND
SEAL, LONDON, 1902
each with matted and fluted band applied with balls, trimmed with ermine and centered by
velvet topped by gold braid finials, with painted tin box for the Baron's coronet bearing his
name; and an illuminated parchment Grant of Peerage dated Westminster, 1887, complete
with wax seal in red Morocco case with tooled gilt borders and marbelized interior
marked on sides, baron's coronet with maker's mark IP probably for Isaac Pothecary,
London, 1902; baroness coronet by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., London, 1902
length of document box 37in.
94cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
These coronets were ordered by George Limbrey Sclater-Booth, 2nd Baron Basing, C.B., J.P., D.L. for Hants, Lt. Col.
and Brevet Col. 1st. Royal Dragoons, later Hon. Brigader General, born 1860, married 1889 Mary, daughter of John
Hargreaves of Maiden Erlegh Berkshire and Whalley Abbey, Lancashire. The Baronny was granted in 1887 to his
father George Sclater-Booth, 1826-1894, P.C., F.R.S., D.L. co. Southampton.
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LOT 143
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER, ALFRED
BENSON & ARTHUR HENRY BENSON, LONDON, RETAILED BY HUNT &
ROSKELL, 1897
after a 1742 cup and cover by Paul de Lamerie, cast overall with bacchic putto amongst
scrolls, grapes, lion masks and flowering foliage against a matted ground, grapevine
handles capped by snails emerging from shells, conforming domed cover with berry
cluster finial topped by a salamander
marked on body and cover, base rim stamped HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR &
MORTIMER, 1577
height 15 3/8 in.
39cm
99oz 16dwt
3104g

ESTIMATE 9,000-12,000 USD


CATALOGUE NOTE
This cup and cover is based on a model by Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742, illustrated in Philip A.S. Phillips, Paul de
Lamerie Citizen and Goldsmith of London, A Study of his Life and Work, A.D. 1688-1751, 1968, pl. CXXXVIII. An
identical model by Hunt & Roskell, and dated 1897 was sold Sotheby's, London, 27 April 2010, lot 306.
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LOT 144
A VICTORIAN SILVER COVERED FLAGON RACE TROPHY, DANIEL HOULE &
CHRISTIAN HOULE, LONDON, 1860
tapered cylindrical on domed base, chased in high relief with scrolls, flowers and grapes
on matted ground, one side engraved with presentation inscription, hinged cover with fully
modeled horse finial
marked right of handle and cover, finial unmarked
height 13 5/8 in.
34.6cm
69oz 12dwt
2165g

ESTIMATE 10,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The inscription reads : RUGBY HUNT CUP. won by Honble W. Dorth's ANTELOPE. March 1863"
A pitcher of this model by D. & C. Houle, with variant chasing to the body, was the prize in the Grand National of 1859
and is illustrated by John Culme, Nineteenth-Century Silver, p. 166.
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LOT 145
A PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS, PAUL
STORR, LONDON, 1838
the shaped oval dishes applied with fluted and gadrooned rims and ruffled shell handles,
crested on one side, the conforming flat-domed cover with slip-lock finials formed as
twisted leaf-capped branches springing from leafy acanthus, engraved with contemporary
arms under a foliate mantle and matching crest
marked on dishes, covers and finials, dishes numbered 1, 4, covers 1, 3, and finials 2, 3;
bases of dishes stamped STORR & MORTIMER and 303
length over handles 14 3/8 in.
36.5cm
130oz 8dwt
4055g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 146
THE DUKE OF BRUNSWICK SERVICE: A ROYAL VICTORIAN SILVER LARGE
WELL-AND-TREE PLATTER, JOHN MORTIMER AND JOHN S. HUNT, LONDON,
1841
shaped oval, the rim applied with bold scrolling leaves, handles formed as crowns above
applied reverse ciphers WD, the center with galleried divider, raised on two bun feet
marked on underside, stamped MORTIMER & HUNT, 653 and engraved No. 1 and with
weight 196"15
length over handles 32in.
81.3cm
193oz 16dwt
6027g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
William, 8th Duke of Brunswick (1806-1844) was the second son of the Black Duke of Brunswick, and at his death a
ward of the Prince Regent of England. His elder brother succeeded as duke, but was deposed by the Revolution of
1830; William stepped in as Regent, then from 1831 as Duke of Brunswick. He ruled the Duchy until his death in
1884, when the senior branch of the House of Guelph became extinct.
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LOT 147
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER SAUCE BOATS, ROBERT GARRARD,
LONDON, 1839
with shaped rim and lobed sides, applied with large acanthus leaves below spouts and at
sides, leaf-capped scroll handle, raised on three scroll supports headed by and terminating
in shellwork
marked on undersides and stamped GARRARDS PANTON STREET LONDON
length 8 1/4 in.
20.9cm
37oz 15dwt
1174g

ESTIMATE 10,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 148
A GEORGE III SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER, PAUL STORR, LONDON,
1809, ALTERED 1837
the tureen of bombé form with applied gadrooned rim, raised on four leafy scroll supports
headed by foliage and flowers with leaf-capped reeded loop handles springing from grape
leaves, engraved with arms on both sides, the stepped dome cover engraved with mermaid
crest and with ring finial formed as two serpents emerging from leaves
underside of tureen and rim of cover marked for Paul Storr, London, 1809; handles and feet
for William Brown, London, 1837, finial nut with lion passant
length over handles 16 3/4 in.
42.6cm
152oz 10dwt
4746g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 149
A SET OF FOUR WILLIAM IV SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS,
ROBERT GARRARD II, LONDON, 1832
elongated octagonal, the applied reeded borders with lobes at intervals and palmettes at
angles, the domed covers with lobed double-scroll finial springing from beaded foliage,
dishes and covers engraved on one side with crest under a Baron's coronet
marked on dishes, covers and finials, dishes and covers numbered 1-4, two dishes
stamped GARRARD'S Panton Street LONDON
length 12in.
30.5cm
204oz 14dwt
6366g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 150
A PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER WINE COOLERS, BARNARD
BROTHERS, LONDON, 1838
of urn form with ruffled rocaille rim and twisted grapevine handles extending across the
body, engraved on one side with arms under a foliate mantle, raised on spreading
shellwork base and shallow square plinth, removable plated liners
marked on lower bodies
height 11 1/2 in.
29.2cm
124oz 4dwt excluding liners
3863g

ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 USD


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LOT 151
A SET OF TWELVE WILLIAM IV SILVER PLACE PLATES, PAUL STORR,
LONDON, 1835
shaped circular with applied gadroon rims, the borders engraved with arms in a rococo
cartouche on one side and two crests on the opposite side
marked on bases
diameter 9 3/4 in.
24.7cm
250oz
1555g

ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 USD


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LOT 152
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SEVEN-BASKET EPERGNE, BENJAMIN SMITH III,
LONDON,
1823
the frame formed of three fluted supports terminating in paw feet and wrapped with
serpents, joined in the center by leaves topped by an openwork bud, the shell and scroll
rim supporting a central large cut-glass bowl, the detachable bi-furcated branches
springing from clusters of fruit linked by swags of grapevine and topped by matching cut-
glass bowls
marked throughout, branches and frame dot-numbered
length 23 1/4 in.
59.1cm
168oz 4dwt excluding glass
5231g

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 153
A PAIR OF GEORGE IIII SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA, MATTHEW
BOULTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1822
the stepped circular bases with gadrooned band and engraved with crest and baron's
coronet, rising to tapered cylindrical stems topped by campana form sconces, the
removable tops with central light and three scrolling reeded branches topped by fixed drip
pans and matching sconces, detachable nozzles, bases weighted
marked on base rims, branches, central lights, and nozzles, base rims engraved with
weights 25:5 and 25:5
height 25in.
63.5cm
weight of tops 119oz 8dwt
3713g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 154
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER SALVERS, EDWARD FARRELL, LONDON,
1829
shaped circular, the scroll rim with shells at intervals, surface flat-chased and engraved
with shellwork, flowers and scrolls, the center with a tree crest, raised on four leaf-capped
scroll supports
marked on surfaces
diameter 13 3/4 in.
34.9cm
26oz 15dwt
833g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The crest is that of Hamilton.
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LOT 155
WILLIAM IV AS DUKE OF CLARENCE: A GEORGE IV SILVER ROYAL COFFEE
URN, JOHN BRIDGE, LONDON, 1823
of barrel form with ring handles issuing from lions' mouths, engraved on one side with
royal ducal arms and supporters, all supported on a pedestal stem and square plinth raised
on four reeded ball feet, the lift-off cover with matching finial and crest, removable heating
rod and silver sleeve
marked on urn, cover and sleeve
height 15 1/8 in.
38.4cm
120oz 8dwt
3744g

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD

PROVENANCE
William, Duke of Clarence, later William IV (1765-1837)
Christie's, New York, October 27, 1992, lot 230, "Property from a Kentucky Estate."

CATALOGUE NOTE
The barrel form of this urn was especially appropriate for the third son of King George and Queen Charlotte, who
made a career in the Royal Navy. In 1823, the year of this piece, he began his second term as Admiral of the Fleet,
being named Lord High Admiral in 1828.
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LOT 156
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL DESANTIS
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SIDEBOARD DISH, MAKER'S MARK WB,
LONDON,
1820
the shaped gadroon and shell rim in William and Mary style, the border embossed with
acanthus and buds on matted ground, the slightly domed center chased with a profusion of
flowers surrounded by putti amongst scrolling tendrils, altered
marked on underside
diameter 22in.
55.9cm
92ozs. 10dwt.
2,877g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


PROVENANCE
Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 1999, lot 156
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LOT 157
A REGENCY SILVER AND CUT-GLASS FIVE-BOWL EPERGNE, MATTHEW
BOULTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1816
frame with shaped square base chased with leaf-tips alternating with lobe and raised on
four paw feet headed by foliage, the central support with bud finial and topped by a large
circular cut-glass bowl, and with four leaf-capped reeded branches supporting smaller
matching glass bowls
fully marked and numbered on base and branches, central finial unmarked, stand and
branches numbered
height overall 15 1/8 in.
38.4cm
121oz 16dwt
3788g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 158
A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS, JOHN HOULE,
LONDON, 1819
rectangular, the applied fluted and gadrooned border with shells flanked by leaves at
intervals and corners, flat-domed covers with conforming slip-lock ring finials, covers
engraved with arms under a foliate mantle and two crests, dishes crested to match
marked on dishes, covers and finails, and dishes and finials numbered 1, 3; covers 2, 3
length 12 1/2 in.
31.7cm
140oz 14dwt
4376g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 159
A MASSIVE PAIR OF GEORGE IV SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA,
JOSEPH CRADOCK AND WILLIAM K. REID, LONDON, 1820
square bases with water leaves, applied drapery swags below fluted stems and leaf-chased
sconces, all with borders of large beading, the bases engraved with crests under baron's
coronet
fully marked except central light support; two sconces, two nozzles, and one drip pan by
John Figg, London, c. 1850
height 25 1/2 in.
64.5cm
382oz
1188g

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 160
A MASSIVE GEORGE III SILVER TWO-HANDLED TRAY, WILLIAM BURWASH &
RICHARD SIBLEY, LONDON, 1808
of elongated octagonal form, the applied gadrooned rim with shells flanked by leaves at
angles, and with conforming scrolled handles, raised on four paw feet headed by scrolls
and foliage, engraved in center with script monogram JPG, underside engraved
"Brasbridge, Fecit, Fleet Street, London."
marked on underside, engraved Brasbridge, Fecit, Fleet Street, London. and with 245.2
length over handles 30 1/2 in.
77.5cm
243oz
7557g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD


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LOT 161
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SOLOMON S. GROSSMAN
A GEORGE III SILVER AND CUT-GLASS CRUET SET, PAUL STORR, LONDON,
1798
the oval stand raised on four bracket feet and leafy scroll ends, the frame with central
handle and raised on pilaster supports terminating in paws, fitted with two large silver-
mounted cut-glass bottles, four smaller bottles and two mustard pots. Together with three
mustard spoons, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1921
marked throughout
length 15in.
38cm
35oz 2dwt
1092g

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 162
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY, WILLIAM PLUMMER, LONDON, 1787
shaped oval, the sides bright-cut and engraved with borders of swags and pendant flowers,
the domed cover similarly engraved and with urn finial
marked on base, cover with lion passant
height 5 3/4 in.
14.6cm
14oz
435g

ESTIMATE 5,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 163
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY, HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON, 1787
oval with straight sides and beaded borders, the sides bright-cut and engraved with floral
swags and festoons centered on both sides with oval reserves enclosing arms and a crest,
domed cover engraved with swags and beads and topped by an urn finial, base engraved
O/I*E, 1791
marked on base and cover, base with scratch weight 10=6
height 5 5/8 in.
14.2cm
9oz 16dwt
305g

ESTIMATE 5,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 164
TWELVE GEORGIAN SILVER DINNER PLATES
all shaped circular with applied gadrooned rims, the borders engraved with later arms
under foliate mantles, altered
marked on bases and with scratch weights, 10 by Andrew Fogelberg, London, 1776; 2 by
maker's mark HG in rectangle, London, 1792; all reshaped and with added rims circa 1810-
20
diameter 9 5/8 in.
24.4cm
204oz 16dwt
6369g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The arms are those of Farquhar for Sir Thomas Harvey Farquhar, 2nd Baronet, eldest son of Sir Walter Farquhar, 1st
Baronet and his wife Anne, 4th daughter of Thomas Stevenson. Farquhar was born 27 June 1775 and married on 11
July 1809 Sybella Martha, only daughter and heiress of Rev. Morton Rockcliffe of Woodford, Essex. He died on 12
January 1836.
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LOT 165
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, JONATHAN
ALLEINE, LONDON, 1771
the shaped hexagonal bases cast with flowerheads at corners and rising to shellwork
cartouches, flowers and scrolling foliage, the knopped stems and campana form sconces
decorated to match and surmounted by detachable tops with central light and leaf-wrapped
reeded scroll branches, with conforming fixed drip pans and removable nozzles, bases,
central lights and two nozzles crested
fully marked on bases, branches with maker's mark and lion passant
height 16 1/2 in.
41.9cm
130oz 10dwt
4062g

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 166
AN IRISH SILVER NINE-BASKET EPERGNE, MAKER'S MARK JL SCRIPT
PROBABLY FOR JOHN LLOYD, DUBLIN, 1775
the frame on four pierced and matted oval feet linked by an openwork apron of pales with
flower and laurel borders and centered by a two-handled urn, the central basket pierced
and chased with laurel swags, fitted with four matching hanging baskets and four shallow
pierced bowls all chased to match and engraved with later crests
marked throughout
length 23 1/4 in.
59cm
92oz 12dwt
2880g

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 167
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS, MAKER'S MARK H
PELLET I OR I PELLET H POSSIBLY FOR JOSEPH HERIOT, LONDON, 1772
of Corinthian column form on square bases decorated with laurel garlands and beaded
borders, matching removable shaped square nozzles, weighted
marked on base rims, sconces and nozzles notch-numbered
height 12 1/2 in.
31.7cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 168
A GEORGE III SILVER CAKE BASKET, HENRY BAILEY, LONDON, 1769
oval, the sides pierced with panels of scrolling foliage and trellis spaced by chased wheat
ears, the applied openwork border formed of flowers linked by foliage and beaded scrolls
with shellwork at angles, conforming openwork swing handle, center engraved with two
coats of arms within floral garlands
marked on side
length 15 1/2 in.
39.4cm
39oz
1213g

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 169
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER MEAT PLATTERS, THOMAS HEMING,
LONDON, 1769
shaped oval with applied gadrooned rim, the borders engraved with contemporary arms
and supporters under an earl's coronet
marked on undersides, numbered 9, 10 and with weights 40"12, 41"16
length 16 1/8 in.
41cm
79oz 8dwt
2469g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The arms are those of Tufton impaling Sackville for Sackville, 8th Earl of Thanet (1733-86) and his wife Mary, sister of
John Frederick, 3rd Duke of Dorset, whom he married in 1767.

CATALOGUE NOTE
The Thanet Dinner Service by Paul de Lamerie was sold Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1984.
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LOT 170
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS, WILLIAM CAFE,
LONDON, 1763
of Corinthian column form on square bases cast with gadroon borders and shellwork and
scrolls at corners, wells engraved with arms in a lozenge, removable conforming nozzles
fully marked on bases, nozzles with maker's mark and lion passant
height 12 7/8 in.
32.7cm
97oz 2dwt
3020g

ESTIMATE 12,000-16,000 USD


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LOT 171
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GEORGE III SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER, JOHN PAYNE,
LONDON, 1768
of vase form, the body chased with scrolls and trailing fruit and flowers, both sides
centered by a rococo cartouche, one side engraved with arms, the other side crested, the
double-scroll handles decorated with pelts and musical instruments and topped by satyr
heads, with conforming domed foot and cover
marked on underside and rim of cover
height 15 7/8 in.
40.3cm
79oz 8dwt
2469g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


PROVENANCE
The arms are those of Wigan, of Horstead Hall, Co. Norwich, baronets.
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LOT 172
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY AND COVERED SUGAR BOWL IN FITTED
BOX
the caddy rectangular, engraved with initials MC in foliate reserve flanked by crossed
palms, hinged flat-domed cover with pinecone finial, base with maker's mark only and
engraved weight 12=6, William and Aaron Lestourgeon, London, circa 1770; the sugar bowl
of slightly bellied form with applied gadrooned borders, body and cover with matching
initials, pinecone finial, marked on base of bowl and cover, Edward Aldridge, London, 1770;
fitted in fishskin-covered wood box lined in red velvet accentuated by gilt metal braided
cording, silver handle and mount engraved to match
height of caddy 5 3/4 in.; length of box 9in.
14.6cm, 22.9cm
23oz 16dwt excluding box
740g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 173
A GEORGE III SILVER AND CUT-GLASS NATURALISTIC NINE-BASKET
EPERGNE, WILLIAM VERE AND JOHN LUTWYCHE, LONDON, 1765
formed as an openwork frame covered in grapevine rising from trunk-form supports, the
feet applied with insects, the tendril branches with birds, fitted with a central detachable
basket mounted with two bacchic infants, surrounded by four detachable pendant baskets
and four cut-glass bowls with silver grapevine rims
fully marked on the frame and central basket, numered throughout; two short branches
with maker's mark only, three long branches apparently unmarked but numbered; two
pendant baskets by the same, 1767
height 15 in. by length 24 1/2 in.
38 by 62 cm
129oz 15dwt
4037g

ESTIMATE 40,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 174
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS, THOMAS HANNAM
AND RICHARD MILLS, LONDON, 1764
the shaped hexagonal bases with flowers at corners and cast with sprays of flowers and
scrolls, rising to conforming knopped baluster stems topped by leaf-decorated campana
form sconces, detachable shaped decagonal nozzles
fully marked on bases, sconces with lion passant, sconces and nozzles notch-numbered
height 11 7/8 in.
30.1cm
133oz 15dwt
4160g

ESTIMATE 18,000-22,000 USD


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LOT 175
A SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER LARGE CASTERS, SAMUEL WOOD,
LONDON, 1749
comprising: one larger caster and two smaller casters, all of baluster form, the bodies
chased with grapes, flowers and masks amongst scrolls and shellwork, each engraved with
dog crest in an asymmetrical cartouche, covers decorated with spiraling lobes chased and
pierced with flowers and foliate scrolls, bud finials
all marked on bases, smaller casters marked on covers
heights 8 1/8 in., 6 3/4 in.
20.6cm, 17.1cm
28oz 18dwt
899g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 176
A GEORGE II SILVER MUG, PAUL DE LAMERIE, LONDON, 1733
tapered cylindrical with tuck-in base and molded base rim, capped scroll handle, engraved
in front with later arms
marked on base
height 4 3/4 in.
12cm
11oz 12dwt
361g

ESTIMATE 9,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 177
A QUEEN ANNE SILVER TANKARD, JOHN WISDOME, LONDON, 1711
slightly tapered cylindrical with molded mid rib and base band, the stepped domed cover
with shaped beak and scroll thumbpiece, scroll handle topped by baluster drop above a
strapwork leaf and heart shaped terminal
marked right of handle, cover and handle
height 6 3/8 in.
16.2cm
22oz 7dwt
695g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 178
A WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER PUNCH BOWL, ROBERT PEAKE, LONDON,
1700
vertically fluted and engraved with contemporary arms within an embossed baroque
cartouche, with lion mask and drop-ring handles linked by a shaped matted band below the
molded rim, the base engraved with initials DGF to FD punctuated by stars
marked below rim and on both handles
diameter 19 7/8 in.
27.7cm
35oz
1089g

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 179
A WILLIAM AND MARY AND TWO QUEEN ANNE SILVER CAUDLE CUPS,
LONDON, 1700/03
all chased with gadrooned bands, lobed lower bodies and double-scroll handles, smallest
with pin-pricked initials MG/1701, base similarly inscribed F*C*S*, William Andrews,
London, 1700; one chased on one side with baroque cartouche centered by a a bird crest,
maker's mark unclear, London, 1703; the last also chased with scalloped bands, Seth
Lofthouse, London, 1703
length over handles 7 3/8 in. to 5 5/8 in.
18.7cm, 14.3cm
22oz 4dwt
690g

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 195
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE (KEMHA) FRAGMENT,
BURSA OR ISTANBUL, TURKEY
mounted
approximately 1ft. 6in. by 1ft. 1in. (0.47 by 0.33m)
16th century

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Erlenmeyer Stiftung, sold Sotheby's London, 16 October 1998, lot 186 (e)
Collection Kelekian, Inv. no. 873

EXHIBITED
Court and Conquest; Ottoman Origins and Design for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera, The Brunei
Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, January 24 - March 23, 2001

CATALOGUE NOTE
For related examples published from the Kelekian collection please refer to Guiffrey, M. Jules, La Collection Kelekian;
Etoffes & Tapis d'Orient et de Venise, Paris: Emile Levy, pls. 32 and 40.
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LOT 196
A CENTRAL ANATOLIAN PRAYER RUG
approximately 4ft. 9in. by 3ft. 3in. (1.45 by 0.99m.)
third quarter 19th century

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A. Beshar & Co., New York, 1988

LITERATURE
Madden, Stephen, "A Rare Seminar on Collectibles," Fortune magazine, 1989 Investor's Guide, Fall 1988, p. 78

CATALOGUE NOTE
The polychrome stylized tree depicted in the mihrab of this rug is very similar to that on a Mudjar prayer rug sold in
these rooms, June 1, 2006, lot 120. In the present lot the tree has ascending leafy branches while those of the Mudjar
cited were descending. In palette, the two rugs also share the variety of clear, vibrant color that are characteristic to
Central Anatolian village rugs. It is in the border pattern that this rug differs from the Mudjar example, having a star-
filled octagon design most often found in Konya or Karapinar examples.
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LOT 197
AN ISPHAHAN CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA
reduced in length
approximately 7ft. 7in. by 5ft. (2.31 by 1.5m.)
17th century

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 198
AN EAST TURKESTAN SILK CARPET
approximately 11ft. 8in. by 6ft. 2in. (3.56 by 1.88m.)
first half 19th century

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The floral lattice pattern of this carpet is termed the "Herat-flower design," as it reflects the integration of Persian and
Islamic cultural influences in the oases towns of Eastern or Chinese Turkestan, see Bidder, Hans, Carpets from
Eastern Turkestan, Tübingen, 1969, p. 74. For related examples, please refer to Bidder, ibid, figs., 27a, 27b, 29, pls.
XVI, and XVII; and for a carpet that also shares a similar border to the present lot see Schürmann, Ulrich, Central-
Asian Rugs, Frankfurt am Main, 1969, pl. 72.
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LOT 199
A BESSARABIAN KILIM, RUSSIA, MOLDOVA OR UKRAINE
illegible inscription
approximately 14ft. 2in. by 5ft. 11in. (4.32 by 1.80m.)
dated 1836

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The small vignettes including a fruit basket, rabbit and musical instruments that are depicted along the vertical axis of
this kilim recall motifs that appear in the niches of Russian 'album' needlepoint carpets, for one example that also
includes the coat of arms of the Gorchakov family see Sotheby's New York, 15 April 1993, lot 209, also published in
Sherrill, Sarah B., Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America, New York, 1996, pl. 209. The fine weave and saturated
color of the present carpet are characteristics of early 19th century pile and flatwoven carpets from Western Russia,
Moldova and the Ukraine. In the second half of the 19th century these designs would become increasingly stylized
and simplified, rendered in a more subdued color palette. For related examples of early 19th century kilim carpets see
Sotheby's New York, 12 December 1997, lot 180, a pictorial carpet dated 1846; 5 December 1987, lot 253; 3 June
1989, lot 333; 12 April 1996, lot 116; 1 April 2003, lot 165; Christie's New York, 20 May 2008, lot 326; and for a pile
carpet, Sotheby's New York, 13 December 1996, lot 236.
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LOT 201
A DIRECTOIRE AUBUSSON CARPET, FRANCE
approximately 14ft. 10in. by 13ft. 7in. (4.57 by 4.14m.)
late 18th century

ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 USD


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LOT 202
A SENNA RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA
silk foundation
approximately 7ft. 7in. by 5ft. 2in. (2.31 by 1.57m.)
late 19th century

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 203
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN AXMINSTER CARPET, ENGLAND
approximately 16ft. 9in. by 15ft. 4in. (5.11 by 4.67m.)
mid-19th century

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 204
A TABRIZ MEDITATION CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA
approximately 18ft. 2in. by 14ft. (5.54 by 4.27m.)
late 19th century

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 16, 1964, lot 424
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LOT 205
A NAPOLEON III AUBUSSON ARMORIAL ROUND RUG, FRANCE
inscribed Napoleon Empereur
approximately 6ft. 11in. (2.11m.) in diameter
third quarter 19th century

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Beshar's, New York, 1962

CATALOGUE NOTE
The imperial coat of arms of Napoleon III are rendered in meticulous detail on this carpet, complete with an almost
tactile ermine mantle and weighty medallion of the Légion d'honneur. Woven in an unusual round format
that together with the quality of the weaving suggest this carpet was created as a specific and important commission.
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LOT 206
A CHARLES X AUBUSSON FRAGMENTARY OVAL CARPET, FRANCE
circa 1825
approximately 10ft. 11in. by 9ft. 4in. (3.33 by 2.84m.)

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Galerie Hadjer et Fils, Paris
Sotheby's London, December 7, 2000, lot 146
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LOT 207
A LOUIS XV TRANSITIONAL SAVONNERIE FRAGMENTARY OVAL CARPET,
FRANCE
circa 1765
approximately 14ft. by 9ft. 1in. (4.27 by 2.77m.)

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 208
A CHARLES X SAVONNERIE CARPET, FRANCE
circa 1830
woven horizontally
approximately 14ft. by 10ft. 5in. (4.27 by 3.17m.)

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Dildarian, Inc., New York, 1987
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LOT 209
A LOUIS XV/XVI AUBUSSON CARPET, FRANCE
third quarter 18th century
approximately 13ft. 10in. by 14ft. 3in. (4.22 by 4.34m.)

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Hadjer & Fils, Paris, 1998
Le Pavillon Chougny, A Private Collection, Christie's London, 9-10 December, 2004, lot 425
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LOT 210
PROPERTY OF ANOTHER OWNER
AN AUBUSSON CARPET, FRANCE,
with a coat of arms at each end and the Latin inscription 'Franci quam flectere' (I bend but I
do not break),
approximately 21ft. 6in. by 18ft. 5in. (6.55 by 5.61m.)
circa 1875

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sotheby's New York, 25 April 1998, lot 384
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LOT 211
A LOUIS-PHILIPPE AUBUSSON CARPET, FRANCE
mid-19th century
approximately 18ft. 8in. by 18ft. 1in. (5.69 by 5.51m.)

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The fine weave, crisp drawing and strapwork design elements of this carpet are shared with rugs, often woven in part
with metal thread, manufactured at Aubusson during the mid-19th century, for examples see Sotheby's New York,
June 4, 1988 lot 139; September 24, 1991, lot 163 and April 12, 1996, lot 151. Larger carpets of similar intricate
design to this lot appear to be more unusual, with related examples including Sotheby's New York, September 10,
1996, lot 281; and Christie's Monaco, 28-29 April, 2000, lot 120.
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LOT 212
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUE GLASS AND WHITE
MARBLE VASES

CIRCA 1780
height 12 3/4 in.
32.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 213
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED SÈVRES PORCELAIN VASES

CIRCA 1775-80
each with interlaced L's and gilder's marks possibly for Jean Pierre Boulanger and
unidentified painter's mark.
height 10 1/2 in.
27 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Ch. Wertheimer
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1910
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LOT 214
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
LATE 19TH CENTURY
height 29 1/2 in.; width 14 3/4 in.
75 cm; 37.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Most often symbolizing love, quiver-form wall lights were popular with bronziers from the late Louis XVI period until the
Empire. The present wall lights were made after a model executed by André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814) for the dining
room at Petit Trianon in 1805, and transferred to Fontainebleau on July 11 the same year for the dining room of
Empress Josephine (see Jean-Pierre Samoyault, Pendules et bronze d'ameublement entrés sous le premier Empire,
Paris, 1989, p.129, fig. 95).
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LOT 215
A RÉGENCE STYLE ORMOLU STAND

19TH CENTURY
height 5 1/4 in.; width 15 3/4 in.; depth 15 3/4 in.
13.5 cm; 40 cm; 40 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 216
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE THREE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1785
height 34 in.
88 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's Paris, October 27, 2001, lot 147

CATALOGUE NOTE
With their flowering lily branches and snake-form handles, these candelabra were among the more popular models
during the last quarter of the eighteenth century and were executing in porcelain, a variety of stones, patinated and gilt
bronze. For an ormolu and patinated variant of this model in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see Hans
Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Munich, 1986, p. 259, fig. 4.7.12.
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LOT 217
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS

height 21 in.; width 10 1/2 in.


53.5 cm; 27 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 217A
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU AND SÈVRES STYLE PORCELAIN ENCRIER

MID-19TH CENTURY
height 4 1/4 in.; width 11 3/4 in.; depth 8 in.
11 cm; 30 cm; 20.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 218
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED WOOD EWERS, THE
ORMOLU ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE GOUTHIÈRE
CIRCA 1775
height 10 in.
25.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection from the Property of the Late Matthew Schutz, sold Sotheby's New York, December 9, 1994, Sale 6647 lot
152.
Collection of Madame Jacques Balsan, formerly Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough

CATALOGUE NOTE
A very similar pair of ormolu and patinated bronze ewers formerly in the Helen C. Frick Collection, Pittsburgh, is
illustrated Pierre Verlet, Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, 1987, p. 205, no. 235. These ewers are inscribed
fait par Gouthière ciseleur doreur du roy quai pelletier 1767, indicating that they were made by the famed bronzier
Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813). Two other similar pairs include one in porphyry and one in green marble; sold from the
Qizilbash Collection, Christie's Paris, December 19, 2007, lot 802 ($1,819,110); and illustrated Hans Ottomeyer and
Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. II, Munich, 1986, p. 565, fig. 4, respectively. Even though identical in
structure, these ewers are decorated differently: one with vines, rams' masks and the figure of a satyr, the other with
laurel swags, dolphins and a Nereid. Because of the decoration's symbolic meanings, it has been suggested that
these ewers were used for wine and water. The present pieces appear to be unique as they are both decorated with
dolphin heads and tied acanthus swags. Even though the ormolu mounts of these ewers can be safely attributed to
Gouthière based on the signature found on the Frick pieces, the very high quality of craftsmanship and the use of the
rams' masks, the mermaid and satyr figures that are hallmarks of Gouthière's early works, the design cannot be
assigned to a specific draughtsman. One of the designers to whom the design could be attributed is Jean-
Charles Delafosse (1734-1791), whose drawing now in the Metropolitan Museum shows a composition and design
elements similar to those found on these ewers, see M.L. Myers, French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the
Eighteenth Century, New York, 1992, p. 57. Regardless of the designer, these ewers proved extremely popular and
some of the most illustrious amateurs, including Madame du Barry and tsar Paul I and tsarina Maria Feodorovna,
included them in their collections. Furthermore, the design was executed in a variety of materials such as porcelain
and Blue John.
Pierre Gouthière
Admitted to the Corporation des Doreurs in 1758 and appointed doreur seul ordinaire of the Menus Plaisirs, he
was possibly the greatest Parisian ciseleur-doreur of the Louis XVI period and also the inventor of the dorure au mat.
The slowness in paying of his clients, which included the duc d'Aumont, the duchesse de Mazarin, the comte d'Artois
and the marchand-mercier Daguerre, was one of the main causes which led him to bankruptcy in 1787, after which
little is known about his activity
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LOT 219
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED "AU BON SAVAGE" MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1808
height 14 1/4 in.; width 12 1/4 in.; depth 4 1/2 in.
36.5 cm; 31.5 cm; 11.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Symbolizing maritime trade, this clock is after a design by Michel dating from 1808. Two clocks of this model are now
in the Musée Duesberg, Mons, Belgium. For variations on this model, see Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopedie de la
pendule française du moyen age au XXe siècle, 1997, p. 343, fig. a, b and c. A clock of this model was sold The
Collection of Craig Wright, Sotheby's New York, September 30, 2011, lot 139.
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LOT 220
A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CANDLESTICKS
CIRCA 1800
height 12 1/4 in.
31.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 221
A PAIR OF CHARLES X ORMOLU-MOUNTED GLASS VASES
CIRCA 1830, BODY OF ONE GLASS VASE PARTIALLY LATER
height 12 1/2 in.
32 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 222
A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE BRÛLE-
PARFUM, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS
POSSIBLY RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800
height of object with original finial 20 1/2 in.; height with fittings 34 in.
52 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 223
A DIRECTOIRE BRASS AND IVORY-INLAID PARCEL-GILT MAHOGANY AND
EBONY TRIC-TRAC TABLE
CIRCA 1795
height 29 in.; width 37 3/4 in.; depth 21 3/4 in.
74 cm; 96 cm; 55.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 224
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A SUITE OF RESTAURATION BRASS-MOUNTED CARVED MAHOGANY SEAT
FURNITURE
CIRCA 1820
comprising four chairs and two fauteuils. 6 pieces.
height 33 1/4 in.
84.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 225
A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY BOOKCASE CABINETS
The back with chalked number lot 245 9/7/93. Alterations.
height 8 ft. 8 in.; width 5 ft. 2 in.
264.2 cm; 157.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 226
A SET OF TWELVE EMPIRE WALLPAPER PANELS, BY DUFOUR PARIS,
COMPRISING SCENES FROM SCÈNES TURQUES AFTER ENGRAVINGS
FROM COMTE DE CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE LA
GRÈCE, VOL. 1, PARIS, 1782, CIRCA 1815
depicting various parts and scenes:
-Travelers resting near Durlach in Caria. plate 74.
-Ruins of the temple of Mars near to Mylassa. plate 99.
-Views of the port of Assemkalasi. plate 61.
height 74 1/2 in.; length 295 in.
189.5 cm; 749.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1931

CATALOGUE NOTE
Compte de Choiseul-Gouffier (1752-1817) and the 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce:
The panels illustrate the voyage which the comte de Choisel-Gouffier made into the Aegean Sea and along the
Turkish coast frim Izmir (Smyma) to Rhodes in 1776. In 1782, upon his return to Paris, the comte de Choiseul-Gouffier
(1752-1817), published, 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce'. The engravings contained therein, are based upon
drawings by the talented artist J.B. Hilair, which he made in situ when he accompanied Choisel-Gouffier on his
travels. The engravings give exact but inverted topographical views of landscapes and of antique ruins, and present a
perfect combination of geographical interest with the harking back to antiquity and satisfying the 'armchair travellers'
appetite for both 'exoticism and realism'. There is a clear reference of each scene to a 'planche' in the compte de
Choisel-Gouffier's book.
Compte De Choissel (Marie-Gabriel-Auguste-Florent, (1752-1817):
He was born in Paris in 1752 and his early years became interested in the arts and in Antiquity. At the age of nineteen
he married and his wife was "I'heritiere de la maison de Gouffier". He added her name to his name was now a man of
substance and the possibility of realising his dreams of travelling to Ancient Greece became a reality. In his plans he
was guided by famous Abbe J.B. Barthelemy who at this time was writing his book 9on the same subject which he
called "Voyag de jeune Anarchasis en Grece". The compte gathered together artists and engineers to accompany him
on his voyage. At the tender age of twenty-four, he embarked on his journey on board the "Atlanta". The ship was
under command of marquis de Chabert, captaine des vaisseaux du roi>>, who was in charge of collecting date for a
new map if the Mediterranean. Compte Choiseul-Gouffier managed to make an agreement with the marquis to take
him and his party to various places of Ancient Greece. It was the land of Homer and Herodot that the young Count
was longing for. He wanted to see what remained of these ancient cities, temples and the Greek population. For
almost one year the "Atlanta" served comte Choiseul-Gouffier for his explorations.
Once back in Paris in 1782, the first volume of his "Voyage pittoresque de la Grece" was published. It was a
monumental and luxurious book, large folio, 204 pages with 126 fine and mostly large engravings. The frontispiece
shows an engraving of an allegorical figure, a young woman as Ancient Greece in chains among tombstones of Greek
heroes. Behind her a ruined wall bears the inscription "Exoriare aliquis", a call for Greek freedom, a very early call,
more than forty years before Lord Byron's landing at Missolonghi. A few hundred copies of the book were printed and
the aroused great interest.
The author was elected a member of the "Academie Francaise". In 1874, he was appointed the King's ambassador to
Constantinople. Comte Choiseul-Gouffier stayed in office until 1792. It was not until 1802, that he could return to
Paris, but he found that his wealth had been dissipated and part of his collection from his first voyage was dispersed.
Nevertheless he set out to publish a second volume of his "Voyage pittoresque" in 1809. In 1815 Gouffier was made "
minister de l'etat" and "Pair de France" and it was the same time that his earlier work (Vol. I) met with new interest and
that the wallpaper manufacturer Dufou8r in Paris set out to print a wallpaper panorama after some of the charming
and decorative engravings of Volume I. This must have taken considerable time and money because about one
thousand woodcuts had to be made to transform and enlarge the engravings to be printed on wallpaper. It was offered
both, 'en grisaille' and 'en sepia'.
Panoramic Wallpapers:
The popularity of wall decoration in the form of scenic wallpaper in bourgeois salons and dining rooms, according to
Yvonne Brunhammer, (see Le monde du papier peint, Paris, 1981), corresponds to a profound need in the individual,
"the interior is not just the universe but also the étui of the private individual".
Furthermore, according to the German writer Walter Benjamin, (1892-1940), in his seminal essay on Paris in the 19th
century, '..The private individual who in his office has to deal with reality. Needs the domestic interior to sustain him in
his illusions...The interior brings together the far away and the long ago. His living room is a box in the theatre of the
world'. He also wrote that for 19th century collectors, scenic wallpapers enabled him them 'to dream (their) way not
only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one'.
The 19th century bourgeoisie were fascinated by scenic wallpaper which depicted panoramic wallpapers over a whole
series of lengths. 'From a modest boarding house (described by Balzac) to the Goncourt's dining room', these papier
peints could be found. They were mainly hung in salons or dining rooms and less commonly in bedrooms The walls
became a place of escape and the art of papier peint emerged in the late 18th century and its origins are shrouded in
mystery. Sebqastien Le Normand wrote that first article on wallpaper in 1822 and concluded that 'the true reason that
it has been omitted from general descriptions of the arts is due to secrecy that the artists have consistently maintained
concerning their methods and to the difficulty in entering their workshops encountered by anyone who might have
described them'.
From the early days of scenic wallpaper, the panoramic view was intended to come full circle. In most cases the last
length could be connected to the first, the idea that the circumference of the room would correspond to the total
breadth of the landscape, although buyers were entitled to purchase part of a group. The start or end of a composition
was not obvious except for the narrative episodes in the case of the figured landscapes.
Comparative Literature
Odile Nouvel-Kammerer. French Scenic Wallpaper, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1990 cat. 70 p. 304-305, p. 140,
142, 143, illustrated Josed Leiss, Bildrtapeten, Hamburg, 1961, p. 69, plates 19,21 illustrated.
Saatliche Sclosser, Burgen und Garten Sachsen (ed) Dresden, Miuchael Sandstein Verlag 2005, p. 135-137,
illustrated.
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LOT 227
A SET OF NINE EMPIRE WALLPAPER PANELS, BY DUFOUR PARIS,
COMPRISING SCENES FROM SCÈNES TURQUES AFTER ENGRAVINGS
FROM COMTE DE CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE LA
GRÈCE, VOL. 1, PARIS, 1782, CIRCA 1815
depicting various parts and scenes:
-An aqueduct near Ephesus. plate 118.
-Travelers resting near Durlach in Caria. plate 74.
height 74 1/2 in.; length 161 in
189.5 cm; 409 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1931

CATALOGUE NOTE
Compte de Choiseul-Gouffier (1752-1817) and the 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce:
The panels illustrate the voyage which the comte de Choisel-Gouffier made into the Aegean Sea and along the
Turkish coast frim Izmir (Smyma) to Rhodes in 1776. In 1782, upon his return to Paris, the comte de Choiseul-Gouffier
(1752-1817), published, 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce'. The engravings contained therein, are based upon
drawings by the talented artist J.B. Hilair, which he made in situ when he accompanied Choisel-Gouffier on his
travels. The engravings give exact but inverted topographical views of landscapes and of antique ruins, and present a
perfect combination of geographical interest with the harking back to antiquity and satisfying the 'armchair travellers'
appetite for both 'exoticism and realism'. There is a clear reference of each scene to a 'planche' in the compte de
Choisel-Gouffier's book.
Compte De Choissel (Marie-Gabriel-Auguste-Florent, (1752-1817):
He was born in Paris in 1752 and his early years became interested in the arts and in Antiquity. At the age of nineteen
he married and his wife was "I'heritiere de la maison de Gouffier". He added her name to his name was now a man of
substance and the possibility of realising his dreams of travelling to Ancient Greece became a reality. In his plans he
was guided by famous Abbe J.B. Barthelemy who at this time was writing his book 9on the same subject which he
called "Voyag de jeune Anarchasis en Grece". The compte gathered together artists and engineers to accompany him
on his voyage. At the tender age of twenty-four, he embarked on his journey on board the "Atlanta". The ship was
under command of marquis de Chabert, captaine des vaisseaux du roi>>, who was in charge of collecting date for a
new map if the Mediterranean. Compte Choiseul-Gouffier managed to make an agreement with the marquis to take
him and his party to various places of Ancient Greece. It was the land of Homer and Herodot that the young Count
was longing for. He wanted to see what remained of these ancient cities, temples and the Greek population. For
almost one year the "Atlanta" served comte Choiseul-Gouffier for his explorations.
Once back in Paris in 1782, the first volume of his "Voyage pittoresque de la Grece" was published. It was a
monumental and luxurious book, large folio, 204 pages with 126 fine and mostly large engravings. The frontispiece
shows an engraving of an allegorical figure, a young woman as Ancient Greece in chains among tombstones of Greek
heroes. Behind her a ruined wall bears the inscription "Exoriare aliquis", a call for Greek freedom, a very early call,
more than forty years before Lord Byron's landing at Missolonghi. A few hundred copies of the book were printed and
the aroused great interest.
The author was elected a member of the "Academie Francaise". In 1874, he was appointed the King's ambassador to
Constantinople. Comte Choiseul-Gouffier stayed in office until 1792. It was not until 1802, that he could return to
Paris, but he found that his wealth had been dissipated and part of his collection from his first voyage was dispersed.
Nevertheless he set out to publish a second volume of his "Voyage pittoresque" in 1809. In 1815 Gouffier was made "
minister de l'etat" and "Pair de France" and it was the same time that his earlier work (Vol. I) met with new interest and
that the wallpaper manufacturer Dufou8r in Paris set out to print a wallpaper panorama after some of the charming
and decorative engravings of Volume I. This must have taken considerable time and money because about one
thousand woodcuts had to be made to transform and enlarge the engravings to be printed on wallpaper. It was offered
both, 'en grisaille' and 'en sepia'.
Panoramic Wallpapers:
The popularity of wall decoration in the form of scenic wallpaper in bourgeois salons and dining rooms, according to
Yvonne Brunhammer, (see Le monde du papier peint, Paris, 1981), corresponds to a profound need in the individual,
"the interior is not just the universe but also the étui of the private individual".
Furthermore, according to the German writer Walter Benjamin, (1892-1940), in his seminal essay on Paris in the 19th
century, '..The private individual who in his office has to deal with reality. Needs the domestic interior to sustain him in
his illusions...The interior brings together the far away and the long ago. His living room is a box in the theatre of the
world'. He also wrote that for 19th century collectors, scenic wallpapers enabled him them 'to dream (their) way not
only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one'.
The 19th century bourgeoisie were fascinated by scenic wallpaper which depicted panoramic wallpapers over a whole
series of lengths. 'From a modest boarding house (described by Balzac) to the Goncourt's dining room', these papier
peints could be found. They were mainly hung in salons or dining rooms and less commonly in bedrooms The walls
became a place of escape and the art of papier peint emerged in the late 18th century and its origins are shrouded in
mystery. Sebqastien Le Normand wrote that first article on wallpaper in 1822 and concluded that 'the true reason that
it has been omitted from general descriptions of the arts is due to secrecy that the artists have consistently maintained
concerning their methods and to the difficulty in entering their workshops encountered by anyone who might have
described them'.
From the early days of scenic wallpaper, the panoramic view was intended to come full circle. In most cases the last
length could be connected to the first, the idea that the circumference of the room would correspond to the total
breadth of the landscape, although buyers were entitled to purchase part of a group. The start or end of a composition
was not obvious except for the narrative episodes in the case of the figured landscapes.
Comparative Literature
Odile Nouvel-Kammerer. French Scenic Wallpaper, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1990 cat. 70 p. 304-305, p. 140,
142, 143, illustrated Josed Leiss, Bildrtapeten, Hamburg, 1961, p. 69, plates 19,21 illustrated.
Saatliche Sclosser, Burgen und Garten Sachsen (ed) Dresden, Miuchael Sandstein Verlag 2005, p. 135-137,
illustrated.
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LOT 228
AN AUSTRIAN NEOCLASSICAL ORMOLU AND WHITE OPALINE GLASS SIX-
LIGHT CHANDELIER

VIENNA, CIRCA 1810


height 30 in.; diameter 23 in.
76.5 cm; 58.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 229
A SET OF THREE LOUIS XVI POLYCHROME-PAINTED PANELS, LAST
QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, NOW MOUNTED AS A FOLDING SCREEN
height 75 in.; length 67 1/2 in.
191 cm; 171.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 230
A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI GRAY AND OCHRE-DECORATED CARVED SEAT
FURNITURE
CIRCA 1780
comprising a canapé and six fauteuils, all with original 18th century Aubusson upholstery.
Each with the French & Co. inventory number 18504. 7 pieces.
height of canapé 42 in.; length of canapé 75 in.; height of fauteuils 37 in.
107 cm; 190.5 cm; 94 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Baron Thomitz, purchased by French & Company, New York, 1935
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LOT 231
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD,
BOIS SATINÉ AND MARQUETRY TABLE À ÉCRIRE

19TH CENTURY
height 28 in.; width 15 in.; depth 13 in.
71.5 cm; 38.5 cm; 33 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A.S. Drey, Munich
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1912
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LOT 232
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND
MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLE, ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES TOPINO
CIRCA 1785
height 33 in.; width 44 in.; depth 18 in.
84 cm; 112 cm; 46 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Lawrence Copley Thaw, Sr., sold Sotheby's New York, November 10, 2006, lot
81
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LOT 233
A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND
MARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONNIÈRE, ATTRIBUTED TO RVLC
CIRCA 1765, STAMPED JME
Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix (1727-1799), maître in 1755
height 30 1/2 in.; diameter 15 1/4 in.
77.5 cm; 39 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
For a table of this model by RVLC in the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, see Nadine Gasc and Gérard Mabille, Le
Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, 1991, p. 29., Inv. 62.
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LOT 234
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD,
AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY COMMODE
CIRCA 1765, STAMPED P. DENIZOT
Pierre Denizot (d.1782), maître in 1740
height 36 in.; width 46 1/2 in.; depth 21 1/2 in.
91.5 cm; 118.5 cm; 55 cm

ESTIMATE 70,000-100,000 USD

PROVENANCE
van Dam, Berlin
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1926

CATALOGUE NOTE
Overall geometric parquetry was often used by Denizot to decorate his pieces, particularly his commodes à la
Grecque. It has been suggested that parquetry containing the interlaced circles found on this piece is actually an
imitation of Japanese lacquer; an extremely fashionable, rare and pricey commodity during the eighteenth century.
For a commode with this kind of decoration and stamped by Denizot, see Sothebys Paris, March 29, 2007, lot 57. The
ormolu mount of the apron and the lower drawer pulls on the present commode are identical while the ormolu
guilloche frieze is highly comparable to that found on a commode in the manner of Denizot sold Christie's New York,
November 24, 1987, lot 196.
Pierre Denizot
Son of the cabinetmaker Jacques Denizot, Pierre Denizot became master cabinetmaker in 1740. However,
presumably because he worked in his father's atelier, he did not sign his pieces until 1760 when he began working in
his own studio on the rue Neuve-Saint-Roche. He soon became a recognized craftsman in his own right and
eventually supplied numerous pieces to the comte d'Artois for his apartments at the Palais du Temple, at Bagatelle
and château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In addition, he worked for the duc d'Angôuleme and the comte de Provence.
Many of his works were conceived in the new goût grec style of the 1760s that were retailed by the ébéniste Leonard
Boudin, whose stamp sometimes can also be found on Denizot's furniture.
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LOT 235
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL-GILT, FAUX MARBLE-PAINTED
AND CARVED OVERMANTEL MIRRORS

REDECORATED, REDUCED IN HEIGHT


height 84 in.; width 59 in.
213.5 cm; 150 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 236
A SWEDISH NEOCLASSICAL CARVED GILTWOOD AND PORPHYRY
CONSOLE TABLE
CIRCA 1815
height 30 1/2 in.; width 36 1/2 in.; depth 17 1/4 in.
77.5 cm; 93 cm; 44 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 237
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A FINE GEORGE IV GILTWOOD SPECIMEN MARBLE-TOP CENTER TABLE
CIRCA 1820
the specimen marble top within an oak-leaf molded edge raised on a conjoined dolphin
tripartite base.
height 34 in.; diameter 46 1/2 in.
86.4 cm; 118.1 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 238
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 238-240)
A SET OF SIX REGENCY PARCEL-GILT ROSEWOOD-GRAINED ARMCHAIRS
CIRCA 1810
each curved back with a turned crest rail centered by a reeded block, above an oval tablet
decorated with a shell within foliate scrolls supported by conjoined C-scroll, the caned
seats within channeled rails continuing to saber form legs headed by small urns within
tablets.

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 239
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A REGENCY ROSEWOOD SOFA TABLE
CIRCA 1810
the rectangular veneered top with a cross-banded edge and two flaps with rounded
corners, the frieze fitted with a long drawer opposed by a dummy drawer raised on trestle
supports joined by a baluster turned and reeded stretcher on downswept legs ending in
brass cap castors.
height 28 1/4 in.; width open 42 3/4 in.; depth 21 3/4 in.
71.8 cm; 108.6 cm; 55.2 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 240
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GEORGE III INLAID SATINWOOD PEMBROKE TABLE
CIRCA 1790
the top cross-banded in tulipwood and kingwood with boxwood and ebony lines and with
two flaps with rounded corners, the frame with satinwood veneers with ebony line inlay and
with a single drawer at one end, supported on square tapered and line-inlaid legs on brass
cap castors.
height 28 in.; width 22 in.; width open 43 in.; depth 32 in.
71.1 cm; 56 cm; 109.2 cm; 81.3 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 241
A REGENCY GILT-METAL AND CUT-GLASS TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER
Fitted for electricity, some elements associated.
height 4 ft. 7 in.; diameter 40 in.
139.7 cm; 101.6 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 242
PROPERTY FROM THE HAROLD BROWN VILLA, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE EWERS
CIRCA 1820
height 21 1/2 in.
55 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 243
PROPERTY FROM THE HAROLD BROWN VILLA, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK
ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE
CIRCA 17=810, THE DIAL SIGNED MANIERE A PARIS
height 24 1/4 in.; width 14 in.; depth 7 in.
62 cm; 36 cm; 18 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 244
PROPERTY FROM THE HAROLD BROWN VILLA, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE EIGHT-
LIGHT CANDELABRA

CIRCA 1820
height 46 in.
117 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This pair of candelabra is decorated with the identical budding leaf motif that can be found on the shafts of a pair of
ormolu torchères signed Thomire 1811 and of a pair of ormolu and patinated bronze torchères, both in the château de
Versailles, see Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel and Jean-Pierre Samoyault, Le Mobilier De Versailles: Chefs-d'oeuvre du
XIXe Siècle, Dijon, 2009, pp. 263 and 353, respectively.
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LOT 245
PROPERTY FROM THE HAROLD BROWN VILLA, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CHENETS,
ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE

CIRCA 1785-90
height 23 in.
58.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A basically identical version of these unusually large and fine chenets is in the collection of Pavlovsk Palace, Saint
Petersburg (Inv. 1199/1200-IV). These are surmounted with the same figures as the present chenets but with their
tied garments executed in ormolu. The pair is attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire and dated circa 1785-90. The
palace also possesses a pair of similar chenets made entirely of ormolu, see Emmanuel Ducamp ed., Pavlovsk: The
Collections, Paris, 1993, p/ 193, fig. 46 and p. 222.
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LOT 246
PROPERTY FROM THE HAROLD BROWN VILLA, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
A LARGE RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL
CLOCK
CIRCA 1820, THE DIAL SIGNED THOMIRE & COMP.IE AND BOURDIER
HORLOGER
height 35 1/2 in.; width 24 1/2 in.; depth 10 1/2 in.
90.5 cm; 62.5 cm; 27 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-80,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A drawing by Pierre-Philippe Thomire from 1813 in the collection of the Historisches Museum, Frankfurt, shows the
design for this large and impressive mantel clock. However, Thomire must have executed this model the first time
prior to 1813, as bills show that he delivered a clock of this model to the Palazzo Pitti, Napoleon's residence in
Florence, in 1812 for the price of 3600 francs. As the present clock is signed Thomire & Comp.ie, it must have been
executed after 1819, the year from which Thomire's atelier was known by such name.
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LOT 247
A PAIR OF CHARLES X ORMOLU AND CUT GLASS DESSERT STANDS
CIRCA 1830, ONE SIGNED THOMIRE A PARIS
height 16 1/4 in.
41.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 248
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1810
height 9 3/4 in.; width 9 1/4 in.
25 cm; 23.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 249
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED ARMINGAUD LNE. A PARIS
height 18 in.; width 20 in.; depth 5 in.
46 cm; 51 cm; 13 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 250
A GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL CUT GLASS-MOUNTED ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT
CHANDELIER
CIRCA 1800
height 48 in.; diameter 37 in.
122 cm; 94 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 251
A LOUIS XIV BRASS CLOCK
LATE 17TH CENTURY, THE DIAL SIGNED SAINT MARTIN À CHERBOURG
height 25 in.; width 11 1/2 in.; depth 8 in.
63.5 cm; 29.5 cm; 20.5

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's Amsterdam, October 29, 2008, lot 120.
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LOT 252
AN ITALIAN EARLY BAROQUE EBONIZED, PARCEL-GILT, POLYCHROME-
DECORATED AND GLASS CASKET
VENICE, 17TH CENTURY, DECORATION REFRESHED
height 12 1/2 in.; width 13 3/4 in.; depth 11 in.
32 cm; 35 cm; 28 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A similarly decorated Venetian box incorporating hardstone panels is now in the Palazzo Quirinale, Rome, see Alvar
González-Palacios, Il Patrimonio Artistico del Quirinale: I Mobili Italiani, Milan, 1996, p. 43., pl. 1.
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LOT 253
PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A FRENCH ARMORIAL 'PORTIÈRE DES RENOMMÉES' TAPESTRY WITH THE
ARMS OF BARDO DI BARDI, COMTE DE MAGALOTTI (1629-1705), AFTER A
DESIGN BY CHARLES LE BRUN (1619-1690), THE CARTOONS BY BEAUDRIN
YVART LE PÈRE (1611-1690), WOVEN AT THE GOBELINS MANUFACTORY
CIRCA 1690, PARIS
9 ft. 3 in. by 6 ft. 4 in.
282 cm by 193 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-90,000 USD

PROVENANCE
François-Zénobe-Philippe Albergotti (1654-1717)
French & Company, New York, 1929
Jean Mikaeloff, 1961
Simon Mikaeloff, Strasbourg, by descent from the above
Private collection, acquired from the above in 1976
Christie's Paris, December 19, 2007, lot 536
Acquired by the present owner from the above auction

EXHIBITED
L'Ancienne Douane, Strasbourg, Tapisseries du Moyen-Age à nos jours, April 4- September 25, 1966

LITERATURE
Victor Beyer and Jean-Louis Faure, Tapisseries du Moyen-Age à nos jours, Strasbourg, 1966, no. 41, and illustrated
on back

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present portière tapestry, made to hang over a doorway in a lavish formal interior, depicts two figures allegorical
of Renommées (Fame) flanking the arms of Bardo di Bardi, Comte de Magalotti, the Florentine Lieutenant-General
who served under Louis XIV as the Gouverneur of Valenciennes. Two winged putti support a crown at the center
above the arms, and at the feet of the figures rest a cockerel and a lion, symbolic of Vigilance and Fortitude.
The French Superintendent of Finance under Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680) is most famous for the
magnificent château he had built at Vaux-le-Vicomte and for his fall from favor with the young king as a result of his
extreme extravagance: after a particularly lavish party in August 1661, Louis had Fouquet imprisoned for life, and the
château sequestered. The creation of Vaux-le-Vicomte had, however, been the first collaboration of the architect
Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter Charles Le Brun. This group would join
forces again at Versailles, and with these two commissions, they defined the Louis XIV style.
The present Portière des Renommées is part of a group based upon designs by Charles le Brun, executed while he
directed Fouquet's tapestry workshops at Maincy, near Vaux-le-Vicomte. This group included portières of various
designs, known as Renommées, Lion, Licorne (unicorn), Mars, and Char de triomphe. After the disgrace of Fouquet
in 1661, the manufactory was relocated to the Hôtel des Gobelins on the outskirts of Paris.
A drawing by le Brun relating to the design of the present tapestry, today in the Museé de Besançon (inv. D 1786),
bears evidence of the history of its patrons: the arms of Fouquet, a rampant squirrel, are drawn over with the arms of
Louis XIV's minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), a winding snake. A second version by Le Brun, retaining the
arms of Fouquet, is seen in a more fully-realized sketch today in the State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg (inv. 18959);
the Hermitage sketch shows the figures without legs but emerging from cornucopiae. The design of the present
tapestry is a hybrid of the two drawings. A cartoon by Beaudrin Yvart le père, for another portière in the series,
probably the one referred to as the Portière de licorne, is preserved in the Museé du Louvre (inv. no. 3486C). Several
tapestry portières with the present hybrid of the two le Brun drawings survive, bearing either the arms of Colbert or the
Royal Arms of France and Navarre.
Another Portière des Renommées of the same design, but with the arms of France and Navarre, is today in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (accession no. 53.57), where it is accompanied by a matching Portière du char
de triomphe (54.149).
RELATED LITERATURE
Charissa Bremer-David, French Tapestries and Textiles in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1997, no. 1, p. 2-
9.
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LOT 254
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1750, THE DIAL SIGNED GILBERT A PARIS
height 12 1/4 in.; width 15 in.; depth 10 in.
31.5 cm; 38.5 cm; 25.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

PROVENANCE
van Dam, Berlin
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1930

CATALOGUE NOTE
An example of this model appears on the mantelpiece of the duc de Choiseul's bedchamber, depicted in miniatures by
Van Blarenberge. An identical model was sold Sotheby's Monaco, June 25, 1979, lot 58, another, formerly in the
collection of Elizabeth Parke Firestone, was sold Christie's New York, March 22-23, 1991, lot 873, while a third,
formerly in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Linsky was sold Sotheby's New York, November 20, 1993, lot 105.
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LOT 255
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE CHENETS
LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
heights 17 1/4 in., 18 in.
44 cm; 46 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 256
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU, TÔLE PEINTE, MEISSEN AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN
MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1755, THE DIAL AND MOVEMENT SIGNED C MATHIEU A PARIS
height 17 3/4 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; depth 8 1/2 in.
45.5 cm; 39.5 cm; 22 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-90,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Property from the Colletion of the Late Mr. Robert Lehman, sold Sotheby's New York, October 25, 2002, lot 1052
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LOT 257
PROPERTY OF A LADY
A FINE PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY HALL STOOLS IN THE MANNER OF
MAYHEW AND INCE
the dished serpentine seats carved to the sides with foliate ogee arches on matt reserves
and with overscrolled ends with roundels on shaped lattice carved supports with carved
monied sides joined by arched stretchers to the front and turned stretchers to the side on
block feet. Later carved.

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Concieved to furnish an entrance hall these stools would have originally formed part of a larger suite. The dished
seats on the current pair and the scrolled supports relate to designs by Mayhew and Ince and published in The
Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762, pl. XXIV and also have strong similarities with a design by Robert
Manwaring and published in his The Cabinet and Chair-maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765, pl. 18, both of
which are reproduced here. These stools are similar to another mahogany pair commissioned by Sir George Lyttelton,
5th Bt., and 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley (d. 1773) for the hall, Hagley Hall, Worcestershire, most recently sold at
Sotheby's, London, June 4, 2008, lot 97 (£31,250) and to a japanned pair, decorated with the Bouverie arms of 1st
Earl of Radnor from Coleshill, House, Berkshire, which sold in these rooms, The Bill Blass Collection, October 21-
23, 2003, lot 238 ($54,000).
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LOT 258
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A FINE GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY PEMBROKE
TABLE IN THE MANNER OF MAYHEW AND INCE
CIRCA 1775
the figured and cross banded oval top with two flaps, the center inlaid with an oval panel of
lobed petals issuing from a ventral shell, the corners with sprays of flowers and leaves, the
flaps with swags of husks hanging from patera and tied with ribbons, the frieze with a
drawer and similarly inlaid, the square tapered legs cross banded and with square collars
above brass cup castors.
height 27 1/2 in.; width closed 17 1/2 in.; width open 35 3/4 in.; depth 29 in.
69.9 cm; 44.5 cm; 90.8 cm; 73.7 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, January 25, 2001, lot 553
CATALOGUE NOTE
With its use of beautifully figured satinwood and marquetry including motifs such as ribbon-tied husk swags, flower-
head roundels, floral sprays and large shell inlays this table certainly is evocative of the work of the Mayhew and Ince
partnership. Having established their workshop in 1759 in Broad Street, the firm became one of the most successful
and most productive firms of cabinet-makers of the second half of the 18th century rivaling the workshops of Thomas
Chippendale and William and John Linnell. The distinctive marquetry of this table including ribbon-tied husk swags
draped over flower-head roundels are typical of the firm's oeuvre and can be found on a commode most probably
made for the 5th Earl of Chesterfield for Chesterfield house circa 1777 and now in the collection of the Lady Lever Art
Gallery, no. 23 (Wood, op. cit. pp.207-208). This motif is continued in many other commissions including on a pair of
Pembroke tables which were formerly in the North Drawing room at Ham House, sold by the Countess of Dysart at
Sotheby's, London, April 10, 1972, lot 64, another Pembroke table from this group sold in these rooms from the
collection of Tom Devenish, April 24, 2008, lot 135 ($91,000).
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LOT 259
PROPERTY OF A MARYLAND COLLECTOR
A FINE GEORGE III MAHOGANY CLOTHES CHEST IN THE MANNER OF
THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
CIRCA 1760
The hinged rectangular top with Vitruvian-scroll-carved apron centered by a central
acanthus spray above a conforming case carved to the front with two foliate cartouches
and fitted with bail handles to the side panels above a gadrooned apron raised on pierced
foliate and rocaille carved feet. Restorations.
height 35 1/4 in.; width 4 ft. 7 1/2 in.; depth 25 1/4 in.
89.5 cm; 141 cm; 64.1 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Executed in solid and beautifully figured mahogany, the present chest combines the highly stylized designs of
Chippendale's Director with good quality carving and materials. The form is based on two designs by Thomas
Chippendale found in his Director of 1762, No CXXVII and CXXVIII. The molding to the case and overall form is most
closely related to the first plate, and the foot or leg is identical to the one of the next plate. The feet also relate to
those on a giltwood stand made to fit a chest of drawers attributed to Chippendale at Badminton House, illustrated in
Macquoid and Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., Woodbridge, 1983, vol. II, p. 47, fig. 44.
Fig. 1
untitled

Fig. 2
untitled
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LOT 260
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN IMPORTANT SET OF NINE IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT DINING CHAIRS
CIRCA 1740, TOGETHER WITH FIVE LATER SIDE CHAIRS
comprising two armchairs and seven side chairs together with five later side chairs. 14
pieces. Each back with a slightly arched crest rail with rope-carved molding above a
shaped pierced splat, the uprights with C-scrolls at each upper corner centered by flower
heads and with foliate and folower head clasp at the center, the over upholstered seats on
cabriole legs carved at the knees with foliate ornamented flower heads with ruffled
brackets with scroll terminals and with carved paw feet, the outswept plain cabriole legs
with C-scroll brackets and pad toes, the solid molded arms with acanthus leaf carved scroll
terminals, the incurved supports similarly carved; the undersides with small metal plates
stamped WCW and variously numbered.

ESTIMATE 120,000-180,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The Collection of Whitney Miller, New York
Sotheby's, New York, April 11, 1987, lot 283, Property from the Estate of Flora Whitney Miller
Christie's, New York, October 19, 2000, lot 258

CATALOGUE NOTE
Two stools with identically carved legs, presumably from the same suite, are recorded. One was formerly in the
collection of Sir John Ward, Dudley House, Park Lane, London, illustrated in The Connoisseur, March 1921, H.
Ceskinsky, 'The Collection of the Hon. Sir John Ward, K.C.V.O.', p. 145, no. XIII. Another stool from the collection of
the Harvard University Art Museums, was sold Christie's, New York, January 21, 1999, lot 324.
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LOT 261
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO CLEAR GLASS-MOUNTED GILTWOOD
MIRRORS
VENICE, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 37 in.; width 24 1/2 in.
94 cm; 62.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 262
AN ITALIAN ROCOCO CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
PROBABLY ROME, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 35 in.; width 49 in.; depth 27 in.
89 cm; 125 cm; 69 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 263
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 33 1/4 in.; width 51 in.; depth 22 in.
84.5 cm; 129.5 cm; 56 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD


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LOT 264
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE WALNUT BUREAU CABINET
VENETO, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 94 in.; width 35 1/4 in.; depth 23 in.
239 cm; 90 cm; 58.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 265
AN ITALIAN ROCOCO BURR WALNUT AND EBONIZED SLANTFRONT DESK

LOMBARDY, MID-18TH CENTURY


height 46 1/2 in.; width 43 in.; depth 19 1/2 in.
118.5 cm; 109.5 cm; 49.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 266
AN ITALIAN ROCOCO WALNUT COMMODE

VENICE, CIRCA 1755


height 30 1/2 in.; width 52 in.; depth 29 in.
77.5 cm; 132.5 cm; 74 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
Clara Santini, Mille Mobili Veneti: L'arredo domestico in Veneto dai. sec. XV al sec. XIX, Modena, 2002, p. 107, ill.
142.
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LOT 267
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
A FINE GEORGE III SYCAMORE, HAREWOOD AND MAHOGANY MARQUETRY
PIER TABLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LINNELL
CIRCA 1780
The D-shaped top with trellis and stylized leaf quatrefoil marquetry within a crossbanded
border and gilt-metal leaf-cast edge above a frieze with marquetry roundels and simulated
fluting above a gilt-metal entrelac border, raised on tapering square legs inlaid with an
entwined vine, headed by satinwood panels and ending in casters. The back with chalked
number B1704. Gilt-metal mounts later, lacking some mounts, restorations to marquetry,
casters later.
height 32 1/2 in.; width 47 3/4 in.; depth 18 1/2 in.
82.6 cm; 121.3 cm; 47 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


PROVENANCE
Sold, Sotheby's, London, July 11, 1986, lot 79
Sold, Christie's, New York, October 14, 1989, lot 138
Gerald Bland, New York

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present table formerly almost identical to a pair of pier tables at Heveningham Hall, Suffolk, (Hayward and
Kirkam, op. cit. p. 162, fig. 309 and 310) which is based on their very close resemblance to another pair of pier tables
made by John Linnell for the 5th Duke of Argyll at Inverary Castle in 1779/1780. Linnell is recorded as working for
Argyle at Inverary castle from 1773 till 1781 supplying him three marquetry tables as well as six giltwood armchairs
and two confidantes. The design of the present tables was perhaps the most advanced of its time, making use of very
French style lattice marquetry to the top, similar to the lattice marquetry on a commode by Fuhrolhg, now in the Lady
Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool. (Wood, 1994, op. cit. p. 107, no. 9)
The émigré Swedish cabinet maker Christopher Fuhrlohg, born in Stockholm around 1740, came from a Swiss family
which had earlier emigrated to Sweden. As a young man he travelled to Amsterdam and later Paris where he received
his earlier training probably serving his apprenticeship in the workshop of the leading ébéniste, Simon Oeben. In 1766
or 1767, he arrived in England where he was joined by his future brother-in-law George Haupt, who had previously
accompanied him to Amsterdam and Paris and who was himself a distinguished cabinet maker. Both of these men
were perhaps introduced to Linnell by Sir William Chambers, who had been born in Sweden of a Scottish family and
was an ally to Swedish artists and craftsmen in England. (Cator, op. cit., p 77) Both men are thought to have found
employment in the workshop of John Linnell. Fuhrlohg became well known for his skill in making Neo-classical
marquetry panels and regularly participated in the annual exhibitions of the Free Society of Artists of Great Britain
where in 1773 he presented a 'bacchante in inlay', and in 1774 a 'Venus attired by the Graces in inlay', together with a
'Flora in inlay'.
See:
Charles Cator, 'Haupt at Petworth', Furniture History, Leeds, 1993, vol. XXIX
Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham, William and John Linnell, New York, 1980
Lucy Wood, 'A Bonheur-du-jour at Stourhead', Furniture History, Leeds, 2007, vol. XLIII
Lucy Wood, The Lady Lever Art Gallery Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994
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LOT 268
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, FRUITWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MAHOGANY
MARQUETRY WRITING TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JOHN COBB
the brass-mounted tulipwood cross banded serpentine top inlaid at the center with a ribbon
tied spray of summer flowers on a satinwood ground with a border of interlaced circles
each centering a compass motif or flower-head, all tulipwood and satinwood cross banding
within stained lines, the outer panels of trellis-work within satinwood banded borders, the
conforming frame with a frieze with a single drawer at one side and inlaid at each side with
a central oval panel inlaid with crossed sprays of flowers and plain and trellis-work inlaid
shaped panels enclosing flower heads, and continuing to cabriole legs with cross banding
and husk inlaid panels on pierced gilt metal foliate sabots. Alterations, restorations and
losses.
height 28 1/2 in.; width 5 ft. 7 in.; depth 33 in.
72.4 cm; 170.2 cm; 83.8 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sotheby's, New York, October 24, 1992, lot 111 ($77,000)

CATALOGUE NOTE
This finely inlaid table in the French taste is very similar to the work of of John Cobb (c. 1715-78) of 72 St. Martins's
Lane, London. Apprenticed in 1736, he is them recorded as entering into a partnership with the Royal Cabinet Maker,
William Vile, the successful partnership continuing until 1764, three years before Vile's death. He was also connected
to the well known cabinetmaker Giles Grendey, having married, as his first wife, Sukey Grendey in 1755. as Beard
and Gilbert note in their Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, pp. 181-184, 'It has been
usual to assume that as Cobb trained as an upholsterer he cared for this side of the business, and Vile dealt with the
cabinetmaking. This may well be the part of the pattern, but late in life Cobb showed himself to be a very capable
cabinetmaker, or more correctly of having the knowledge to oversee cabinet work of very high quality. In later years
when he was renowned especially for marquetry furniture,' they record notes by Hester Thrale in her journal, 1789,
that when she visited Sceaux in 1775, that the inlaid floors of every chamber were 'finished like the most highly prized
Cabinet which Mr. Cobb can produce to captivate the eyes of his customers'.
Although without a provenance, the present table with its superb marquetry inlay and exceptional form, is closely
related in the detail of its inlay to documented examples of Cobb's work. A side table with a related oval flower inlaid
panel within a conforming band inlaid with conjoined circles enclosing flower heads was sold, Sotheby's, London,
June 30, 2004, lot 172. This was possibly the one illustrated by Colin Streeter, Furniture History - The Journal of The
Furniture History Society, 1974, vol. X, 'Marquetry Tables from Cobb's Workshop', pp. 52,53. pl. 30B, placing this
within a group which he securely attributes to Cobb.
Two other tables of this form are recorded each is slightly smaller, and neither of them is as profusely inlaid as the
present example, one example being illustrated by Herbert Ceskinsky, English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton,
London, 1929, p. 370, the other by Messrs Ronald Phillips Ltd, London, in their Catalogue, May 2006, p. 10, item 3.
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LOT 269
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND SYCAMORE
PARQUETRY COMMODE, ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN CARLIN
CIRCA 1780-85
height 36 in.; width 50 1/2 in.; depth 23 1/4 in.
92 cm; 128 cm; 59 cm

ESTIMATE 200,000-300,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The attribution of this commode to Martin Carlin is based on its striking geometrical trompe l'oeil parquetry.
Commodes decorated in the same fashion and stamped by Carlin include one sold Sotheby's New York, October 13,
1973, lot 153; one sold Sotheby's Monaco, February 13, 1983, lot 504; and one sold Christie's Monaco, December 5,
1993, lot 207. A small Louis XV/XVI transitional small commode with identical trompe l'oeil parquetry was sold
Sotheby's Monaco, May 21, 1978, lot 154. Furthermore, the abovementioned commode sold by Sotheby's in New
York is also raised on identically-shaped legs and its apron is mounted with the same intriguingly simple ormolu
spheres as the present piece. Besides Carlin, Adrien Faizelot-Delorme also executed and retailed comparable pieces
in both similar parquetry and oriental lacquer. A similar commode stamped by Delorme decorated with related inlay
and fitted with identical ormolu mounts on the legs, apron and frieze was formerly in the collection of Madame de
Polès and sold Galerie Georges Petit, June 22-24, 1927, lot 295, see Guillaume Janneau, Les Commodes, Paris,
1977, p. XXXIIIB. Another commode in lacquer and with partially identical mounts stamped by Delorme and Pierre-
Harry Mewesen sold from Longleat, Christie's London, June 13, 2002, lot 395.
Marin Carlin
Carlin was born in Baden the son of a carpenter and by 1759 he had settled in with German and Flemish ébénistes
such as the Oeben and Vandercruse families. He worked all his life in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and married
J.-F. Oeben's sister in 1759. He started to supply the marchand-mercier Simon-Philippe Poirier and the mounting of
porcelain plaques on furniture was a specialty of his. From 1766 to 1778, he supplied Poirier with porcelain mounted
furniture after designs supplied by the latter using mounts and porcelain plaques supplied by him. After 1775, this
production considerably decreased and from the late 1770's he concentrated on furniture applied with Japanese
lacquer panels. In the inventory taken after his death, the records mention that he worked exclusively for the
marchands-merciers. He supplied the marchands such as the sons of Darnault and also made lacquered furniture for
Dominique Daguerre.
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LOT 270
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A GROUP OF CHINESE WALLPAPER PANELS
18TH CENTURY AND LATER
each panel painted on paper with birds perched upon flowering branches, reserves in sea
green, mounted on board, overall surmounted by carved gilt-laurels. Approximately twenty
panels, together with a group of seven rolls of decorative netting.
height 15 ft. 8 in.
477.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, removed from Pickfair, Beverly Hills

LITERATURE
Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson, Tony Duquette, New York, 2007, pp, 192-193, Illustrated.
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LOT 271
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
height 17 1/4 in.
43.2 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 272
A CHINESE POWDER-BLUE-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
height 15 1/2 in.
39.5 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


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LOT 273
A CHINESE MIRROR-BLACK-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
height 17 in.
43.2 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


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LOT 274
A CHINESE COROMANDEL TWELVE-PANEL SCREEN

DATED 1793
height 110 in.; length 216 in.
279.5 cm; 549 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 275
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A CHINESE TURQUOISE-GLAZED PORCELAIN VASE

QING DYNASTY
now mounted as a lamp
height 14 in.
35.6 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-4,000 USD


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LOT 276
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A GROUP OF FIVE CHINESE TURQUIOSE-GLAZED VESSELS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/ 19TH CENTURY
height of tallest 14 3/4 in.; 37.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The candlestick:
Héliot Collection
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and Carpets
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LOT 277
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT GREEN-GLAZED FIGURES OF PARROTS
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

together with a pair of Chinese peach-form water coupes, wood stands, 6 pieces
height of parrots 8 in.; 20.3 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 278
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A GROUP OF CHINESE PORCELAIN WARES

QING DYNASTY
comprising a pair of coral ground dishes, six-character Qianlong minyao mark, a famille-
rose eggshell bowl and saucer, Yongzheng, circa 1730, a famille-rose beaker and stand,
Yongzheng, circa 1730, 6 pieces
diameter of coral dish 6 1/8 in.
15.6 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 279
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE AND JARS
QING DYNASTY
height of tallest 17 in.; 43.2 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 280
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE JARS AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
height 15 in.; 38.1 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 281
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A RÉGENCE ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE TURQUOISE-GLAZED
STONEWARE AND PORCELAIN CISTERN
CIRCA 1720
height 13 1/2 in.
34.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

PROVENANCE
René Weiller & Cie, Paris, 1954
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 282
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED FRENCH PORCELAIN CUP

18TH CENTURY
height 2 1/2 in.
6.5 cm

ESTIMATE 300-500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 283
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND LACQUER CHAMBERSTICK

MID-18TH CENTURY
together with a silvered metal-mounted hardwood scent flask. 2 pieces.
width 6 1/4 in.
16 cm

ESTIMATE 800-1,200 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 284
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE KAKIEMON
PORCELAIN BOWLS

CIRCA 1780
height 7 in.
18 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 285
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU, TÔLE PEINTE AND PORCELAIN-MOUNTED CHINESE
CELADON VASE
MID-18TH CENTURY, THE ORMOLU STRUCK WITH THE 'C' 
COURONNÉ POINÇON.
height 13 1/2 in.
34.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 286
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A CONTINENTAL GILT-METAL MOUNTED PORCELAIN NECESSAIRE,
CIRCA 1780
painted with pastoral couples, with five fittings. Together with a silver-gilt mounted sewing
necessaire, with Meissen-style Chinoiserie panels applied with gold foil, pincushion top,
drawer with fittings; 2 pieces
length of first 4 1/8 in.
10.4cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-4,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 287
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A VARICOLOR GOLD WATCH KEY AND OTHER SMALLS,
LATE 18TH - 19TH CENTURY
the key in rococo style, held by a hand, c. 1840, apparently unmarked; a red lacquer
necessaire inlaid with gold vignettes, probably French, c. 1770, the marks rubbed; an
English enamel patch box, c. 1790; a Chinese silver filigree card case, c. 1890; and a
German vesta case, c. 1900; 5 pieces
length of key 2 5/8 in.
6.5cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD

PROVENANCE
D.M. & P. Manheim, New York (patch box)
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 288
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A ROCK CRYSTAL HAND SEAL, ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE, AND
FRENCH GOLD CANE HANDLE,
CIRCA 1800-1820 / CIRCA 1880
the seal of cacoxenite-included quartz, early 19th c., possibly Russian Imperial lapidary
works; the mosaic showing two doves, gold frame, probably Rome, c. 1800; the cane
handle in Louis XV style, c. 1880, marked on rim; 3 pieces
height of seal 2 3/8 in.
6cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 289
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
THREE ETUIS, FRENCH AND GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY
one of German porcelain with engraved gold collar, now fitted with a lighter; one carved
ivory, probably French; the last tortoiseshell piqué with gold stars, French, circa 1780,
marks not clear. Together with an ivory-handled magnifying glass carved with a stag's
head; 4 pieces.
length of longest 5 3/4 in.
14.5cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 290
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
TWO LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF BOXES, PARIS, 1738-44
the first piqué with gold and mother of pearl, the second engine-turned with basketweave.
Together with a boxwood example carved with profile heads, circa 1700, and a tortoiseshell
box, the cover applied and piqué with silver, 4 pieces.
diameter of largest 3 3/5 in.
8.7cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-8,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 291
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
THREE HARDSTONE ARTICLES,
CIRCA 1770 / 1909/ CIRCA 1925
comprising: a silver-mounted serpentine tea caddy, probably English,c. 1770; a smokey
quartz dish with jade cabochons, possibly French, c. 1925; and an Edwardian silver-
mounted agate and lapis box, applied with a diamond-set owl and moon, George
Benjemann & Sons, London, 1909; 3 pieces
height of caddy 5 3/8 in.
13.6cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 292
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A ROCK CRYSTAL, GOLD, SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL RENAISSANCE-STYLE
COUPE, POSSIBLY FRENCH,
THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
quatrefoil rock crystal bowl carved with masks and strapwork, supported by two winged
twin-tailed Melusines, shaded enamel base rim, the bowl repaired
apparently unmarked
length 7 in.
17.8cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The figure enameled en rond bosse and the white leaves shaded in red enamel are typical of the work of French
enamelers of the mid 19th century.
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 293
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A ROCK CRYSTAL, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET DOLPHIN, PROBABLY VIENNA,
LATE 19TH CENTURY
the patinated base set with stones linked by champlevé enamel scrolls
apparently unmarked
height 6 1/4 in.
16cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 294
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT METAL COFFEE URN

19TH CENTURY
with the coat-of-arms of Pope Innocent X (r. 1644-1655). Together with a Louis XV style
ormolu candleholder. 2 pieces.
height 14 in.
35.5 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 295
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL TERRACOTTA BUSTS OF WOMEN ON
ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE SOCLES

CIRCA 1800
each signed F. FLAMAND
heights 6 1/2 in., 7 1/2 in.
16.5 cm, 19 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-4,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 296
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A FRENCH TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT BUST OF LOUISE ÉLISABETH VIGÉE LE
BRUN (1755-1842), AFTER AUGUSTIN PAJOU (1730-1809)
height including socle 24 1/4 in.
61.6 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The original terracotta bust, which was exhibited in the Salon of 1783 (no. 218), is in the Musée du Louvre (RF2909).
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 297
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A FRENCH 18TH CENTURY STYLE CARVED FRUITWOOD RELIEF IN
GILTWOOD FRAME
depicting Venus and Cupid and signed F. MALBET. Together with a pair of French verre
églomisé silhouette portraits. 3 pieces.
height 5 1/2 in.; width 6 3/4 in.
14 cm; 17.5 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 298
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED SILVERED BRONZE FIGURES OF
SWANS
MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
height 5 1/4 in.
13.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 299
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF RÉGENCE STYLE SILVERED-METAL THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
20TH CENTURY
with removable candlearms to be used as candlesticks.
height 16 1/2 in.
42 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 300
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

CIRCA 1775
height 10 3/4 in.
27.5 cm

ESTIMATE 1,000-1,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 301
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED SAMSON PORCELAIN
LIDDED POTS
LATE 19TH CENTURY
height 7 3/4 in.
20 cm

ESTIMATE 2,500-3,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 302
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SILVERED-METAL AND EBONIZED ENCRIER
20TH CENTURY
lenght 15 1/2 in.
39.5 cm

ESTIMATE 300-500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 303
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN POT
POURRI POTS

EARLY 18TH CENTURY


height 4 1/2 in.;
11.5 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 304
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF ITALIAN BAROQUE PARCEL-GILT, GREEN-PAINTED AND
CARVED TORCHÈRES

EARLY 18TH CENTURY


height 50 in.
127 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 305
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT PATINATED BRONZE FIGURES OF
BLACKAMOORS ON NATURALISTICALLY CARVED BRÈCHE VIOLETTE
MARBLE BASES
CIRCA 1865
height 30 1/2 in.
77.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 306
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU CHENETS
CIRCA 1770
height 13 in.
33 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 307
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE CHENETS
THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
height 14 in.
36 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 308
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE CHENETS

LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY


height 9 in.
23 cm

ESTIMATE 1,500-2,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 309
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A RÉGENCE CANED CARVED WALNUT FAUTEUIL
CIRCA 1720
height 37 1/2 in.
95.5 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 310
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV CARVED BEECHWOOD BERGÈRE

CIRCA 1770, STAMPED ONCE I. GRANDJEAN AND TWICE JME


together with a Louis XV tabouret and a Louis XV style footstool. 3 pieces.
Jean-Louis Grandjean (b. 1739), maître in 1766
height 33 3/4 in.
86 cm

ESTIMATE 500-800 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 311
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF GILT METAL-MOUNTED GILT AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED PINK
GLASS VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Together with a similar vase. 3 pieces.
height of object 15 in.; height with fittings 27 1/2 in.
38 cm; 70 cm

ESTIMATE 300-400 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 312
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A RÉGENCE CARVED OAK TEA TABLE
CIRCA 1720
height 29 in.; width 28 3/4 in.; depth 22 1/2 in.
74 cm; 73.5 cm; 57.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 313
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV PROVINCIAL WALNUT TABLE À ÉCRIRE

MID-18TH CENTURY
together with a Louis XV style tulipwood bedside cabinet. 2 pieces.
height 24 3/4 in.; width 12 1/4 in.; depth 15 in.
63 cm; 31.5 cm; 38 cm

ESTIMATE 600-900 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 314
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV CARVED BEECHWOOD SMALL BERGÈRE
CIRCA 1745, STAMPED N. POIRIE
Noël Poirier (d. 1753)
height 28 1/2 in.
72.5 cm

ESTIMATE 2,500-3,500 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 315
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI GRAY-PAINTED AND CARVED CHILD'S FAUTEUIL
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
height 25 1/2 in.
65 cm

ESTIMATE 1,200-1,800 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 316
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV CARVED WALNUT SMALL BERGÈRE
CIRCA 1765
with the branded mark of the Château de Chanteloup.
height 35 1/4 in.
89.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Probably ordered by Etienne-François, duc de Choiseul (1719-1785) for the Château de Chanteloup, delivered circa
1765
Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duc de Penthièvre (1725-1793), Château de Chanteloup, after 1785
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 317
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CANED CARVED WALNUT FAUTEUILS
CIRCA 1760, STAMPED P. PLUVINET
Philippe Joseph Pluvinet (d. 1793), maître in 1754
height 34 1/2 in.
88 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 318
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1780
height 16 in.; width 12 in.
41 cm; 30.5 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 319
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS
CIRCA 1770
underside of one inscribed No. 52003.
height of object 7 1/2 in.; height with fittings 15 in.
19 cm; 38 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 320
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1780, THE DIAL SIGNED CRONIER RUE ST. HONORE A PARIS
height 15 in.; width 10 in.; depth 4 1/2 in.
38.5 cm; 25.5 cm; 11.5 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, May 20, 1989, lot 163
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 321
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU CHENETS

CIRCA 1775
together with a set of brass fire tools comprising a stand, a shovel, a poker and tongs. 5
pieces.
height 11 in.
28 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 322
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY TILT-TOP GUÉRIDON
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, STAMPED A. WEISWEILER
Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820), maître in 1778
height 30 1/2 in.; diameter 30 in.
77.5 cm; 76.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Georges de Batz & Company, New York, 1953
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 323
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SMALL GAMES TABLE
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, STAMPED CASPAR SCHNEIDER
Caspar Schneider, maître in 1786
height 26 1/4 in.; width 28 in.; depth closed 14 in., depth open 28 in.
67 cm; 71 cm; 35.5 cm, 71 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 324
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL STYLE GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED
TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY THREE-TIER GUÉRIDON
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
height 36 in.; width 19 in.; depth 19 in.
91.5 cm; 48.5 cm; 48.5 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 325
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY VIDE POCHE
height 29 1/2 in.; width 24 1/2 in.; depth 15 1/4 in.
75 cm; 62.5 cm; 39 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 326
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLES
DESSERTE
CIRCA 1785, STAMPED C.C. SAUNIER
Claude Charles Saunier (1735-1807), maître in 1752
height 37 1/2 in.; width 43 in.; depth 13 1/2 in.
95.5 cm; 110 cm; 34.5 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Frank Partridge, New York, circa 1956
Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 327
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE, TÔLE PEINTE AND
PORCELAIN-MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON VASES
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 13 1/2 in.
34.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 328
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN CANDLESTICKS

CIRCA 1765
height 6 1/4 in.
16 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-8,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
New York | 23 May 2012, 10:00 AM | N08865

LOT 329
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A RÉGENCE ORMOLU AND CHINESE PORCELAIN ENCRIER

CIRCA 1720
height 8 1/4 in.
21 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


Important English and European Furniture, Silver, Porcelain
and Carpets
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LOT 330
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1745-49, STRUCK WITH THE 'C' COURONNÉ POINÇON 
height 14 1/4 in.; width 11 1/4 in.
36.5 cm; 28.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 331
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED ETCHINGS AFTER GIUSEPPE ZOCCHI
18TH CENTURY
depicting views of Florence, in later giltwood frames.
height with frame 27 in.; width with frame 34 in
69 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 332
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED ETCHINGS AFTER GIUSEPPE ZOCCHI
18TH CENTURY
depicting views of Florence, in later giltwood frames.
height with frame 27 in.; width with frame 34 in
69 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 333
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED ETCHINGS AFTER GIUSEPPE ZOCCHI
18TH CENTURY
depicting views of Florence, in later giltwood frames.
height with frame 27 in.; width with frame 34 in.
69 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 334
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED ETCHINGS AFTER GIUSEPPE ZOCCHI
18TH CENTURY
depicting views of Florence, in later giltwood frames.
height with frame 27 in.; width with frame 34 in.
69 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 335
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED ETCHINGS AFTER GIUSEPPE ZOCCHI
18TH CENTURY
depicting views of Florence, in later giltwood frames.
height with frame 27 in.; width with frame 34 in.
69 cm; 86.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 336
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A GROUP OF FOUR MIXED-METHOD ENGRAVINGS
18TH CENTURY
Comprising three works after François Boucher, one after Jean-Pierre Houël and one after
Louis-Léopold Boilly, all printed in sanguine and in giltwood frames.
height of largest 18 3/4 in.; width of largest 24 3/4 in.
48 cm; 63 cm

ESTIMATE 800-1,200 USD


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LOT 337
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD SMALL FAUTEUIL
CIRCA 1750, STAMPED C. SENE
Claude I. Sené (1724-1792), maître in 1743
height 31 1/2 in.
80 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 338
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV STYLE GILTWOOD MIRROR

REDUCED IN HEIGHT
height 43 1/2 in.; width 27 1/2 in.
110.5 cm; 70 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 339
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CHAIRS
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 31 1/4 in.
79.5 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 340
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD,
AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY CHIFFONNIÈRE

CIRCA 1770, STAMPED P. MANTEL JME


Pierre Mantel (d. 1802), maître in 1766
height 59 1/2 in.; width 39 in.; depth 20 in.
151.5 cm; 99 cm; 51 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 341
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND EBONY ENCRIER
CIRCA 1770
height 6 in.; width 11 3/4 in.; depth 8 1/2 in.
15.5 cm; 30 cm; 22 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's Monaco, February 21, 1988, lot 816

CATALOGUE NOTE
An identical encrier with red lacquer base is illustrated Giacomo and Rozenn Wannenes, Les Objects Ornementaux et
Objects Montés, Milan, 2004, p. 344.
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LOT 342
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

POSSIBLY ITALIAN, CIRCA 1770


Both engraved on the underside D.t. D.L.M.D.R.
height 11 in.
28 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 343
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI ORMOLU THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1770
height 23 1/2 in.; width 15 1/4 in.
60 cm; 39 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-80,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Possibly René Weiller & Cie, Paris, 1950

CATALOGUE NOTE
With their voluted arms issuing candle branches cast with acanthus, robust swags and urn finials these imposing wall
lights closely relate to the designs of two of the most influential and well-known ornemanistes Jean-Louis Prieur (c.
1725-c. 1785) and Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1791). For wall lights with similar arms, basically identical garlands
and an urn finial by Pitoin in the style of Delafosse, see Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen,
Vol. I., Munich, 1986, p. 186, fig. 3.9.2. The present wall lights are also highly comparable with the works of one of the
most celebrated bronziers of the eighteenth century, Philippe Caffieri (1714-1774). They show the most similarity with
a set of bras de lumière believed to have been executed by Caffieri for Stanislas Poniatowski for the refurbishment of
the royal palace in Warsaw, see Svend Eriksen, Early Neo-Classicism in France, London, 1974, p. 354 and pl. 213.;
and with a pair signed fait par Caffieri, see Ottomeyer and Pröschel, op. cit., pp. 190-91, figs. 3.10.4-3.10.4.4.
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LOT 344
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A TEKKE MAIN CARPET, WEST TURKESTAN
approximately 7ft. 6in. by 6ft. 8in. (2.29 by 2.03m.)
mid-19th Century

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 345
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A KASHAN SILK PRAYER RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA
approximately 6ft. 8in. by 4ft. 2in. (2.03 by 1.27m.)
circa 1910

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 346
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A DOROSCH SMALL CARPET, EAST PERSIA
approximately 9ft. 7in. by 5ft. 7in. (2.92 by 1.70m.)
circa 1890

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 347
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA
approximately 10ft. 6in. by 7ft. 9in. (3.20 by 2.36m.)
circa 1960

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 348
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LAVAR KIRMAN MEDITATION CARPET, SOUTHEAST PERSIA
approximately 14ft. by 8ft. 11in. (4.27 by 2.72m.)
circa 1890

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 349
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A KIRMAN CARPET, SOUTHEAST PERSIA
approximately 13ft. 8in. by 10ft. 9in. (4.17 by 3.28m.)
circa 1900

ESTIMATE 6,000-8,000 USD


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LOT 350
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A SPANISH CARPET
approximately 16ft. 6in. by 10ft. 1in. (5.03 by 3.07m.)
mid-20th century

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 351
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI
A LOUIS XIV STYLE CARVED WALNUT DINING TABLE
LATE 19TH CENTURY
with six additional leaves.
height 29 1/2 in.; width 63 in.; depth 55 in.; length fully extended 195 in.
75 cm; 160 cm; 140 cm; 495.5 cm

ESTIMATE 800-1,200 USD


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LOT 352
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A PAIR OF VERY LARGE ANTLER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ABALONE-
MOUNTED MIRRORS, DESIGNED BY TONY DUQUETTE
20TH CENTURY
height 13 ft. 8 in.; width 7 ft. 3 in.
391 cm; 221 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 353
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A PAIR OF ALABASTER, TRAVERTINE AND CARVED WHITE MARBLE
CONSOLE TABLES
height approximately 22 1/2 in.; width 84 in.
57.1 cm; 213.4 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 354
A LOUIS XV CARVED AND STAINED BEECHWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 32 in.; width 63 in.; depth 29 in.
81.5 cm; 160 cm; 74 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 355
AN ITALIAN ROCOCO GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED WALNUT AND FRUITWOOD
PARQUETRY COMMODE
NAPLES, CIRCA 1760
height 36 1/4 in.; width 56 1/2 in.; depth 25 1/2 in.
92.5 cm; 143.5 cm; 65 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 356
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A LOUIS XV (STRAW WORK) MARQUETERIE DE PAILLE SMALL TABLE
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 27 1/4 in.; width 28 1/2 in.; depth 20 1/2 in.
69.5 cm; 72.5 cm; 52 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Marqueterie de paille, or straw marquetry, was very popular in France during the eighteenth century due to a general
interest in unusual materials and methods during the Louis XV and Louis XVI eras. The trade in furniture and small
decorative items executed in straw marquetry was at its height between 1750 and the Revolution with people across
the social spectrum from nuns to prisoners and professional craftsmen practicing this intriguing art. Monastic
production of marqueterie de paille was particularly developed in Central and Eastern France but the market for these
pieces was based in Paris where marchands merciers such as Chervain and Delasson sold them to a varied
clientele. For a table en chiffonier decorated entirely with straw marquetry and probably retailed by Delasson, see
Lison de Caunes and Catherine Baumgartner, La Marqueterie de Paille, Turin, 2004, p. 108. For an ormolu-
mounted small bureau with very similar floral straw marquetry to that found on this table, see ibid., p. 109. It is
interesting to note that this bureau is stamped N. Petit, which illustrates the practice of well-established furniture
makers executing and trading in marqueterie de paille objects.
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LOT 357
A FLEMISH TAPESTRY DEPICTING 'THE VILLAGE FÊTE', AFTER DESIGNS BY
DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER (1610-1690)
SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, BRUSSELS
bearing the coat of arms of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745).
8 ft. 11 in. by 18 ft. 1 in.
272 cm by 551 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-90,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745)
Frederic Augustus Juilliard (1868-1937), Tuxedo Park, New York
O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries, New York, Art properties: the collection of the late Frederic A. Juilliard, part one,
December 11, 1937, no. 524

CATALOGUE NOTE
The tapestries generally known as 'Teniers' tapestries, depicting pastoral and genre scenes of peasant life after the
paintings of the artist David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), were immensely popular in the late seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries. While the majority of the 'Teniers' tapestries were woven in Brussels, other pieces were woven
in Lille, Oudenaarde, Antwerp, Beauvais, Aubusson, Madrid and London. Although very few compositions relate
directly to actual paintings of Teniers, a core group of subjects after his designs were the most popularly woven, and
included `The Fish Quay', `Return from the Harvest', `Gipsy Fortune Teller', `The Vegetable Market', `Sportsmen
Resting' and the scene shown in the present tapestry, 'The Village Fête' or `The Kermesse'.
The present tapestry is a particularly extensive variation of 'The Kermesse' design, which is known in versions woven
in Brussels both in the workshops of Judocus de Vos (1700-1735) and in those of Pierre (1712-1763) and François
(1720-1765) van der Borcht. See H.C. Marillier, Handbook to the Teniers Tapestries, London, 1932, pp. 13-15, plate
2, and pp. 46-48, plate 6.
In the 1937 sale of the collection of Frederic A. Juilliard, the present tapestry was accompanied by two other Teniers
genre tapestries bearing the same arms, which are those of Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), (later Robert Walpole,
1st Earl of Orford) who is generally regarded to be the de facto first Prime Minister of Britain due to his influence in the
cabinet under George II.
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LOT 358
A LOUIS XV STYLE PORCELAIN-MOUNTED GILT BRONZE AND TÔLE PEINTE
THREE-LIGHT LANTERN
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
height 27 1/2 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; depth 15 1/2 in.
70 cm; 39.5 cm; 39.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 359
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV CARVED WALNUT FAUTEUILS
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 32 1/4 in.
82 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 360
PROPERTY FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK
A FRENCH MARBLE BUST OF MICHEL LE TELLIER (1603-1685),
CHANCELLOR OF FRANCE AND KEEPER OF THE SEALS, AFTER ANTOINE
COYSEVOX (1640-1720)
19TH CENTURY
height including socle 33 3/4 in.
85.7 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

EXHIBITED
Chefs-d'oeuvre des coll. part., Musee Carnavalet, 1950, p. 62, no. 169 (illus.)

LITERATURE
F. Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th Centuries. The Reign of Louis XIV, vol. I, Oxford, 1977, o, 180, no.
8C (illus.)

CATALOGUE NOTE
In around 1677, Coysevox produced three busts of the Chancellor, including a marble in the library of Sainte-
Genevieve, Paris, a bronze that apparently disappeared in a shipwreck, and a plaster, perhaps the original,
whereabouts unknown.
The present bust was previously published as autograph by Souchal. Michel le Tellier was Secretary of War (1643-77)
and was subsequently appointed Chancellor in 1677. In that role he created the royal army that enabled Louis XIV to
impose his absolute rule on France.
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LOT 361
A SOUTH GERMAN BAROQUE BRASS AND TORTOISESHELL-INLAID EBONY
ECCLESIASTICAL CASKET, CIRCLE OF GUILLIELMUS DE GROF AND
JOHANN PUCHWIESER

EARLY 18TH CENTURY


the escutcheon monogrammed EA
height 4 in.; width 13 in.; depth 10 3/4 in.
10.5 cm; 33 cm; 27.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, November 20, 1993, lot 83

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
Heinrich Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Moebels, vol. II, pp. 139-146; Die Moebel der Residenz in Muenchen, vol.
II, Die deutschen Moebel des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, by Brigitte Langer and Alexander Herzog von Wuerttemberg,
p. 278, ill. 79, for a signed bureau attributed to Puchwieser; Hubert Glaser, Kurfuerst Max Emanuel. Bayern und
Europa um 1700, Munich 1976, pp. 245-264.
Guillielmus de Grof started working for elector Max Emanuel in Paris in 1714. In spring 1716, de Grof came to Munich
where he continued working until his death in 1742. At the Munich court, de Grof had the role of a metal worker,
sources frequently mention him as the "Bleigiesser". He played an outstanding role among the court artists. De Grofs
earliest known work is the monument of Max Emanuel on horseback dating from 1714, still executed in Paris, standing
on a large base in Boulle marquetry, possibly by de Grof himself as he had developped the overall concept for the
piece. As also other bronzes by the artist show Boulle bases or frames, it is assumed that de Grof entertained a
workshop for this kind of furniture. Proovedly, de Grof delivered furniture with rich bronze mounts, for example a
writing table for the Munich residence in 1722. During the times of elector Max Emanuel, Boulle furniture was most
popular, in accordance with the electors taste. Already from 1680 on, Max Emanuel purchased Boulle furniture from
Augsburg. Spending decades in the Netherlands and in France, he in Paris directly got in touch with works of André
Charles Boulle. Considering his preference for Boulle furniture, it is very likely that the elector also employed foreign
artists at his residence. The Berchtesgaden castle possesses two gilt bronze reliefs by de Grof, dating around 1715,
with depictions of Max Emanuel's victories over the Turcs. Both reliefs are framed in Boulle manner and probably
originate from de Grofs workshop. Considering the great number of Boulle furniture from the elector's property, it is
difficult to distinguish the different workshops. Boulle himself had worked for Max Emanuel and de Grof was once in
service for Louis XIV and familiar with Boulle's work. During this period, above all the works of Jean Bérain or Daniel
Marot served as models. In Munich, since 1703 there was located a "Galanterie und Clopaturkistler" named Johann
Puchwieser, who is recorded in the payment lists with a salary of 250 guilders from 1719 on. The specification of his
profession can only refer to the Boulle technique. Puchwieser was active until around 1745 and so already at a very
early time continued the tradition of the Augsburg masters working for the Munich court.
The European taste for Chinoiserie ornament commenced around 1644, when the Dutch sent a diplomatic mission,
with Johan Nieuhof as steward to the ambassadors, to China ostensibly for trade and diplomatic purposes although
with a hidden undercurrent of missionary zeal. Neuhof published an account of his visit to China with accompanying
engravings taken from his drawings. The European interpretation of Chinese ornament in the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries was somewhat distorted as the artisans and designers had practically never visited the country
that they were depicting.
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LOT 362
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER SECRÉTAIRE À
ABATTANT

CIRCA 1790, STAMPED TWICE C. LEMARCHAND


Charles Joseph Lemarchand (1759-1826), maître in 1789
height 50 1/2 in.; width 40 1/2 in.; depth 17 1/4 in.
128.5 cm; 103 cm; 44 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A La Vieille Russie, New York
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LOT 363
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER COMMODE

CIRCA 1790, STAMPED C. LEMARCHAND


en suite with the previous lot.
Charles Joseph Lemarchand (1759-1826), maître in 1789
height 36 3/4 in.; width 52 in.; depth 24 1/4 in.
93.5 cm; 132.5 cm; 62 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A La Vieille Russie, New York
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LOT 364
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A FINE GEORGE II GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR POSSIBLY BY ALEXANDER
PETER
CIRCA 1745, TOGETHER WITH TEN LATER MATCHING ARMCHAIRS
11 pieces.

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The Collection of Lord and Lady Hylton
Christie's London, The Collection of Lord and Lady Hylton, June 30, 1977, lot 34, illus.
Christopher Gibbs Ltd., London, 1977

LITERATURE
Lucy Wood, Upholstered Furniture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2008, pp. 412-413

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present chair is identical to a set of seven known surviving chairs of which four chairs retain their original
needlework upholstered backs and seats which are upholstered à chassis. When the present chair was sold at
Christie's in 1977, it retained old but probably later damask upholstery. The four chairs with needlework include one
with a panel depicting the Sacrifice of Iphigenia in the Lady Lever Art Gallery (Wood, op. cit. no. 35 pp. 407-428).
Another with a panel depicting Vulcan at his forge with Venus and Cupid was with Edward H. Benjamin in 1932,
subsequently reappearing with another armchair from the suite, the back panel depicting the Rape of Europa, at
Blairman's, 1966 and at Christie's London in 1976 and then at Christie's New York, in 1982. Another armchair from
the suite with a panel depicting Vulcan Mars and Venus was with Hotspur in 1998 (illustrated Goodison and Kern, op.
cit. p. 133, fig. 6). The two other known surviving chairs do not have needlework. They include one which was at
Arlington Court, Devon and another one with later damask covers is in a private collection (Wood, op. cit. p. 413).
The present chair was sold by Lord and Lady Hylton at Christie's in 1977. The Hylton family has an interesting history
in that the barony fell into abeyance in 1746 with the death of Lord John Hylton of Hylton Castle, Durham, the castle
and estates being sold Mary Bowes wife of John, Earl of Strathmore. The barony was recreated in 1866, William
George Hylton Jolliffe being raised to the peerage. He was the great great grand nephew of Lord John Hylton,
through his grandmother's side. The Hylton line continued through Ann Hylton (d. 1766), eldest of John Hylton's three
sisters, who married Sir Richard Musgrave of Hayton Castle. Their son Sir Richard Musgrave Hylton (d. 1755) had a
daughter and sole heiress Eleanor Hylton who married Sir William Jolliffe, of Petersfield, Hampshire and Cofton Hall,
Worcestershire in 1769. Their second son William John was the father of William George of Merstham Place, Surrey.
Lucy Wood's research shows that there is no mention of the chair in the late 18th and 19th century inventories of
Petersfield House, Hampshire and Ammerdown Park, Somerset (Wood, op. cit. p. 413). However, the chair may have
come through the Hylton/Musgrave line or houses, or may have been a later acquisition.
Alexander Peter, apprenticed to James Brownhill in 1713, he became a burgess of Edinburgh in 1728 accepting
William Mathie as an apprentice in 1737. He was patronized by a number of aristocratic patrons including the Duke of
Gordon, The Earls of Moray, the Countess of Hopetoun and most notably the Earl of Dumfries who commissioned
many pieces from him whilst Dumfries commissioned Thomas Chippendale to make furniture for Dumfries House,
Ayrshire. Lucy Wood argues that there are a number of similarities to chairs attributed to Peter and the present
chairs, and demonstrates links between patrons of Peter and relative commissions (Wood, op. cit. pp. 413-428).
For a full discussion of the present chair and identical suite as well as similar chairs, see Lucy Wood, The Upholstered
Furniture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, New Haven and London, 2008, vol. I, pp. 407-428
See also:
Francis Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Furniture Makers, Leeds, 1983, pp. 10-13, 94-100
Nicholas Goodison and Robin Kern, Hotspur: Eighty Years of Antiques Dealing, London, 2004
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LOT 365
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A SET OF SIX ITALIAN ROCOCO CARVED GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS

PROBABLY VENICE, CIRCA 1745


together with tow later copies. 8 pieces.
height 48 1/4 in.
122.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 366
TWO LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
MID-18TH CENTURY
heights 31 3/4 in., 32 in.; widths 25 1/4 in., 24 3/4 in.; depth 12 3/4 in., 13 1/2 in.
81 cm, 81.5 cm; 64.5 cm, 63 cm; 32.5 cm, 34.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 367
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO MECCA AND WHITE-PAINTED COMMODES
MID-18TH CENTURY, REDECORATED
height 35 1/2 in.; width 56 in.; depth 24 in.
90.5 cm; 142.5 cm; 61 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 368
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF ENGLISH EIGHTEEN-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL
GLOBES BY J. & W. CARY ON LATER REGENCY STYLE MAHOGANY STANDS

THE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE DATED 1836, THE CELESTIAL GLOBE DATED


1816
The terrestrial globe with maker's cartouch printed CARY'S / NEW / TERRESTRIAL GLOBE,
/ EXHIBITING / The Track and Discoveries made by / CAPTAIN COOK; / Also those or
CAPTAIN VANCOUVER on the / NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA / And M.DE LA
PEROUSE, on the COAST OF TARTARY / TOGETHER / With every other Improvment
collected from / Various Navigators and Travellers / to the present time. / LONDON: / Made
& Sold by J & W. Cary, Strand, March 1st 1816 / WITH CORRECTIONS and ADDITIONS to
1836; the celestial globe with maker's cartouche printed: CARY'S / NEW CELESTIAL
GLOBE. / on which are laid down / THE WHOLE of the STARS NEBULAE &c. / Contained in
the Aftronomical Works of the / REVD F. WOOASTON F.R.S. / De La ... Herschel, Hevelius,
Mayer, / Flamsteed, Bradley &c. / London, Made and Sold by J. & W. Cary, Strand, March
1816. Restorations and replacements to gores of globes.
height overall 44 1/2 in.; diameter of globes 18 in.; diameter of stands 24 1/4 in.
113 cm; 45.7 cm; 61.6 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


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LOT 369
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF GEORGE III FIGURED MAHOGANY CONCERTINA-ACTION GAMES
TABLES
CIRCA 1760
each with a folding top of serpentine form the edge with egg-and-tongue and flower head
carved moldings and opening to a baize lined surface, the conforming frame opening with a
concertina action and veneered in highly figured mahogany with a rope twist carved edge
below, the square molded and chamfered legs with fluting and reeding carved on the outer
edges with egg-and-tongue ornament and acanthus carved brackets and supported on
conforming molded and stepped toes.
height 28 in.; width 36 in.; depth 17 1/2 in.; depth open 35 in.
71.1 cm; 91.4 cm; 44.5 cm; 88.9 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
William Lever, Ist Viscount Leverhulme
Sold, The Anderson Galleries, New York, The Art Collection of the Late Viscount Leverhulme, February 9 - 13, 1926,
lot 24, purchased by Benjamin Riegel for £1,800.00
The Collection of Benjamin and Leila Riegel, sold, Sotheby's, New York, April 19, 2001, lot 542
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LOT 370
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI CARVED GILTWOOD MARQUISES
CIRCA 1780, STAMPED G. JACOB
Georges Jacob (1739-1804)
height 37 in.; width 37 in.
94 cm; 94 cm

ESTIMATE 120,000-180,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Madame de M.
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LOT 371
AN AUSTRIAN NEOCLASSICAL BURR ASH, FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY AND
PEN WORK GUÉRIDON
CIRCA 1810
height 30 1/4 in.; diameter 22 in.
77 cm; 56 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 372
AN AUSTRIAN NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL-GILT AND EBONIZED WALNUT
CONSOLE TABLE, ATTRIBUTED TO CARL BECK
VIENNA, CIRCA 1810
height 31 in.; width 39 in.; depth 18 3/4 in.
79 cm; 99 cm; 48 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
Wolfgang L. Eller, Möbel des Klassizismus, Louis XVI und Empire, Munich, 2002, pg. 80.
A comparable console table has been sold Sotheby's New York, October 1, 2010, lot 191.
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LOT 373
A PAIR OF DANISH NEOCLASSICAL VERRE ÉGLOMISÉ MAHOGANY,
SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY MIRRORS AND CONSOLES

FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY


height of mirrors 69 1/2 in.; width of mirrors 24 1/2 in.; height of consoles 26 3/4 in.; width
of consoles 23 3/4 in.; depth of consoles 11 3/4 in.
176.5 cm; 62.5 cm; 68 cm; 60.5 cm; 30 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, October 1, 1988, lot 150
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LOT 374
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GEORGE II OVAL CARVED MAHOGANY STOOL
CIRCA 1755
the drop-in seat with a contemporary needlework cover worked with birds within a foliate
border, within a plain frame carved at the front and back with a C-scroll, the cabriole legs
headed by stylized shells within C-scrolls continuing to scrolled brackets above pendant
husks and supported on claw and ball toes with hairy fetlocks. The needlework severely
distressed.

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, June 14, 1985, lot 69
Christie's, New York, April 13, 2000, lot 13, the Property of a New England Private Collector
LITERATURE
John C. Rogers, English Furniture, London, 1959, p. 209, fig. 133
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LOT 375
A SET OF THREE LOUIS XV POLYCHROME-PAINTED PANELS, NOW FITTED
AS A FOLDING SCREEN

SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY


height 65 3/4 in.; length 72 in.
167 cm; 183 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 376
A FINE GEORGE II MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE CABINET ON
STAND
CIRCA 1750
the breakfronted upper section with a dentil-carved molded cornice centered by a swan-
neck broken pediment ending in flower heads, the case centered by a glazed central door
opening to an adjustable shelf an folio shelves above a long drawer and flanked by a pair of
paneled cupboard doors each opening to a shelf above a dummy drawer, the conforming
lower section centered by a secretaire drawer opening to an arrangement of small drawers
and pigeon holes and flanked by a pair of dummy drawers all above a foliate-carved apron
raised on tied acanthus-carved cabriole legs ending in pierced claw and ball feet. One
drawer bearing a paper label printed SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF / The Late
SIR ERNEST ROYDEN, BART.
height 7 ft 7 in.; width 5 ft. 3 in.; depth 23 1/4 in.
231.1 cm; 160 cm; 59.1 cm
ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sir Ernest Royden, Bart., Frankby Hall, Chester or Hillbark/Bidston Court

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present secretaire cabinet on stand belongs to a group of very similar cabinets executed in walnut as well as
mahogany and most closely related to one from the Moller collection of English furniture, which sold at Sotheby's,
London, November 18, 1993, lot 84. Like the one in the Moller collection, the present cabinet has an identical central
glazed door, and the cabriole legs are carved with similar tied acanthus leaves leading to claw and ball feet. Other
similar examples include one, formerly in the Percival Griffiths collection and sold at Christie's, London, May 10, 1939,
lot 255 (illustrated); another illustrated in R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, 1980, p. 85,
figs. 62-63.; and another walnut example illustrated in M. Harris & Sons, A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and
Works of Decorative Art from Late Sixteenth Century to Early Nineteenth Century, Part II, c. 1730 to c. 1780,
privately printed, c. 1939, p. 177.
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LOT 377
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XVI GRAY-PAINTED AND CARVED VOYEUSE
CIRCA 1780
height 35 1/4 in.
89.5 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 378
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XVI GRAY-PAINTED AND CARVED VOYEUSE, ATTRIBUTED TO
GEORGES JACOB
CIRCA 1780
Georges Jacob, maître in 1765
height 35 in.
89 cm

ESTIMATE 2,000-3,000 USD


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LOT 379
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI PAINTED SMALL SIDE CHAIRS

CIRCA 1780, STAMPED DUPAIN


Adrien-Pierre Dupain maître in 1772
height 31 1/4 in
79.6 cm

ESTIMATE 1,500-2,000 USD


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LOT 380
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL GRAY-PAINTED AND CARVED
MARQUISES
CIRCA 1770, STAMPED P. BERNARD JME
Pierre Bernard (c.1730-1788), maître in 1766
height 32 1/2 in.
82.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Pierre Bernard was the son of a cabinet-maker and although he was established in the faubourg Saint-Antoine, the
preferred territory of Parisian cabinet-makers, he became a menuisier. Bernard produced seat furniture in both
rococo and neoclassical styles. There are examples of his work in the transitional style including two armchairs in the
Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
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LOT 381
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE
FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN COVERED VASES
THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1740 AND STAMPED WITH THE "C" COURONNÉ
POINÇON, THE PORCELAIN CH'IEN LUNG CIRCA 1735
height 11 in.; width 12 1/2 in.
28 cm; 32 cm

ESTIMATE 150,000-200,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The craft of mounting oriental porcelain with metal mounts is rooted in the Middle Ages, it flourished during the
Renaissance and the few examples that have survived give testimony to the taste, finesse and craftsmanship of the
period. During the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715) considerable quantities of porcelain were mounted in silver,
however relatively few examples have survived. Porcelains were mounted in metal in other parts of Europe, notably
in Holland, German, England and Italy, however it was in Paris that the craft was most notably exercised. This was
largely due to the influence of the marchands merciers who were the principal source of inspiration in interior
decoration and design at the time. Chinese and Japanese vases, cups, bowls and saucers were mercilessly cut and
adapted to the mounts which were made for them in order to give these exotic objects a French appearance. Thus
the present pair of vases with lids created from saucers or shallow bowls, and the vase itself almost certainly cut down
from a larger vase, were combined to create a luxurious gilded French effect.
It would be difficult to over-state the popularity of oriental porcelains during the second half of Louis XIV's reign. It is
not clear when the transition was made to ormolu mounts, however it seems to have taken place during the late
Régence period with the emergence of the rococo style and the taste for gilding which became more and more
prevalent in the French domestic interior. One can also observe a change in the color palette of the porcelains
themselves; from the ubiquitous blue and white of the 17th century, to the more colorful palette of the late years of
Louis XIV's reign and the ensuing Régence, and to the popular celadon and blue monochromes of the Louis XV and
Louis XVI periods.
An almost identical pair of vases from the Riahi collection is illustrated, Quelques chefs-d'oeuvre de La Collection
Djahanguir Riahi, Paris, 1999, pp.80-81. The decoration of the Riahi pair is virtually identical incorporating a café-au-
lait ground with rose colored peonies and branches of prunus in tones of blue, rose green and yellow. The lids which
are also composed of two porcelain elements are centered by almost identical ormolu leaf and berry finials. These
finials appear on a number of recorded examples of mounted porcelain and must have come from the same source –
possibly a source controlled by one of the marchands merciers. The dragon-form handles are, however, a much rarer
element. One recorded example incorporates Meissen porcelain painted in the oriental taste (illustrated, Wannenes,
Les Bronzes Ornementaux et Les Objets Montés de Louis XIV à Napoléon III, Milan, 2004, p.92); it is also fitted with
identical ormolu rockwork borders around the neck and with an identical foot, clearly deriving from the same bronzier.
Another form of handle found during this period is equally exotic, consisting of addorsed mermaids as seen on a pair
of covered vases formerly in the Keck collection, sold, Sotheby's, New York, December 5-6, 1991, lot 10. The Keck
vases again have identical berried leafy finials. It is possible that the dragon handles and the mermaid handles mark
the transition from the strapwork mounts traditionally found on mounted porcelain of the late Louis XIV and Régence
period, to the flamboyant and fanciful mounts of the rococo period. A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted vases and
covers of this shape fitted with almost identical ormolu mounts was sold Sotheby's New York, November 18, 2010, lot
202.
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LOT 382
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV BLUE AND WHITE-PAINTED AND CARVED BED
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 48 1/2 in.; lenght 76 in.; width 39 in.
123.5 cm; 193.5 cm; 99.5 cm

ESTIMATE 4,000-6,000 USD


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LOT 383
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A SET OF EIGHTEEN LOUIS XV STYLE CANED DINING CHAIRS
height 39 in.
99 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 384
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD BUREAU EN PENTE
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 35 in.; width 26 1/4 in.; depth 16 1/4 in.
89 cm; 66.5 cm; 41 cm

ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 USD


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LOT 385
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV CARVED WALNUT FAUTEUIL
MID-18TH CENTURY, STAMPED I. AVISSE
Jean Avisse (1723-after 1796), maître in 1745
height 39 1/4 in.
100 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Jean Avisse
Avisse established his workshop in 1743 in the rue de Cléry where he initally executed commissions from the
marchand-merciers ; subsequently he worked exclusively for private clients and the French aristocracy . Avisse
collaborated with the most important carvers of his time such as François Baillard, Claude Vinache and Pierre
Rousseau resulting in luxuriously carved seat furniture of generous proportions. He had a reputation for
craftsmanship of the highest order and his rococo seat furniture is invariably decorated with floral motifs sculpted with
bold and vigorous carving as on the present armchair.
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LOT 386
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND
POLYCHROME-PAINTED OSTRICH EGGS

CIRCA 1760, THE PAINTED DECORATION IN THE MANNER OF PILLEMENT


AND POSSIBLY BY LEBEL
height 14 3/4 in.; width 7 in.
37.5 cm; 18 cm

ESTIMATE 150,000-250,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Examples of 18th century painted ostrich eggs, are exceedingly rare and those that have survived all seem to have a
link to the French royal family including one in the Petit Trianon at the Château de Versailles. This egg was recently
exhibited Versailles deux siècles d'histoire de l'art, and discussed in the catalogue, pp. 248-249. Originally one of a
pair, (the pendant was broken between 1839 and 1854) it is painted with a scêne champêtre signed E. Lebel and is
mounted on a rosewood stand mounted in ivory turned by Madame Adélaïde. This was gift from Madame Adélaïde to
her father Louis XV, and was chosen by Louis XVI for his appartements intérieures at Versailles.
Another egg in the King's collection, also by Lebel, was exhibited at the Académie de Saint-Luc in Paris in August
1774. A contemporary critic noted that the compositions were "vives, animées, d'un coloris agreeable et d'une touché
facile" This is the egg which was later in the collection of George Blumenthal, sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris,
December 2, 1932, lot 76, and now in the Detroit Institute of Art. It is mounted on a fully neoclassical ormolu stand
incorporating rams' heads over a triangular base.
In April 1760, Monsieur de la Roche interceded with the Marquis de Marigny in the latter's capacity as the directeur
général des Bâtiments to obtain a privilège du roi for Lebel, writing that "ce garçon est sage et a du talent; le Roy a
trouvé ses oeufs très jolyement peints". To support his application, Lebel painted an egg with four verses presumably
praising the King. Baulez also notes that Lebel had been painting eggs for the King since 1750; these eggs all came
from ostriches which were kept in the royal menagerie at Versailles, and may well have been presented as Easter
gifts. This hypothesis would support the scarcity of extant examples.
The only other decorated eggs recorded to date are: another similarly decorated and almost certainly by Lebel was in
the collection of Sigismond Bardac, sold in Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, May 10-11, 1920, lot 21bis where,
interestingly, it was sold as part of the collection of paintings, and not part of the decorative art collection. It is fitted
on an ormolu mount which is almost certainly of later date. Another egg was in the Veil-Picard collection in Paris (as
noted in the Blumenthal catalogue) and a pair was with Maurice Ségoura in 2002.
The chinoiserie decoration on these eggs is inspired by the designs of Jean Pillement (1727-1808) which were
engraved between 1750-1760. Specifically the monkey would appear to be taken directly from the title page of his A
new book of Chinese Ornaments, published in London in 1757. The bearded man holding a parasol and a number of
the birds are taken from the same publication. This decoration in combination with the fanciful and exotic ormolu base
combine to support the possibility that these eggs are the earliest extant painted examples of this type recorded to
date.
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LOT 387
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND GILT-DECORATED
CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE POT POURRI VASES
THE ORMOLU  CIRCA 1850, THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY AND
REDECORATED
height 10 1/2 in.; width 10 in.
26.5 cm; 25 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 388
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN POT POURRI
VASE

THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1745-49 AND CIRCA 1760 AND STRUCK WITH THE 'C'
COURONNÉ POINÇON, THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY,
height 10 1/2 in.; width 7 1/4 in.
26.5 cm; 18.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 389
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TÔLE PEINTE, SOFT AND HARD
PASTE AND CHINESE PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

MID-18TH CENTURY
height 14 1/4 in.
36.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 390
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV STYLE PORCLEAIN-MOUNTED CUT GLASS AND GILT BRONZE
THREE-BRANCH CHANDELIER
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
height 31 in.; diameter 14 in.
79 cm; 36 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 391
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD PARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT
CIRCA 1735, REMOUNTED
height 31 in.; 58 in.; depth 29 in.
79 cm; 147.5 cm; 74 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 392
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE GILT AND BLACK LACQUER
BUREAU EN PENTE, ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES DUBOIS
CIRCA 1750
Jacques Dubois (1693-1763), maître in 1742
height 34 in.; width 22 1/2 in.; depth 16 in.
86 cm; 57 cm; 40.5 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-90,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Although unstamped, this secrétaire en pente is attributed to Jacques Dubois on the basis of a virtually identical
example stamped (thrice) by Dubois, from the Gontaut-Biron collection, illustrated, T. Wolvesperges, Le Meuble
Français en Laque au XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1999, p. 287, pl. 155. The inventory taken after Dubois' death in 1763
reveals a large workshop with no fewer than 12 workbenches and approximately 125 pieces of furniture in production
including secrétaires en pente.
This is a model which Dubois seems to have specialized in, particularly examples with oriental lacquer veneers. Of
the more than twenty secrétaires en pente known to be by Dubois, of which the majority are in Chinese lacquer, we
only know of three others of this small size: these include the example cited above, T. Wolvesperges, op. cit., pl. 155,
one from the Walters, Dutasta and Gaby Salomon collections (sold, Sotheby's, London, April 17, 1964, lot 113), and
the desk from the Stuart collection at Highcliffe, now at Waddesdon Manor, reproduced, Geoffrey de Bellaigue, The
James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddeson Manor, Fribourg, 1974, Vol. I, pp. 282-285. There is also a larger
version (secrétaire en dos d'âne) such as the one reproduced by Wolvesperges, op. cit. pp. 288-289 which is also
fitted with a scarlet and gilt lacquer interior.
The attribution to Dubois can also be corroborated by comparison of the ormolu mounts on this secrétaire with mounts
on the examples cited above. There are elements which are identical and it is known that Dubois kept a large supply
of unchased bronze mounts for use on his furniture which he then supplied to the chaser and the gilder; in this
fashion he was able to guard the exclusivity of his mounts so that they could not be copied by his contemporaries.
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LOT 393
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI GREEN-PAINTED AND CARVED SEAT FURNITURE
CIRCA 1780, STAMPED I.B. LELARGE
Comprising a pair of bergères and a pair of fauteuils. 4 pieces.
Jean-Baptiste Lelarge III (1743-1802), maître in 1775
height of bergères 37 in.; height of fauteuils 36 1/2 in.
94 cm; 93 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 394
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI CARVED BEECHWOOD SEAT FURNITURE
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Comprising four side chairs, four fauteuils and canapé. 9 pieces.
height of chairs 33 3/4 in.; height of fauteuils 34 1/4 in.; height of canapé 33 3/4 in.; length
of canapé 49 1/2 in.
86 cm; 87 cm; 86 cm; 126 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 395
A RARE LOUIS XVI PARCEL-GILT AND FAUX MARBLE-PAINTED CABINET
CIRCA 1785, REDUCED IN SIZE
height 36 in.; width 70 in.; depth 29 1/2 in.
91.5 cm; 178 cm; 75 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Christie's Monaco, July 20, 1994, lot 319

CATALOGUE NOTE
An ormolu-mounted bleu turquin marble side table of very similar design was delivered by Pierre Gouthière for the
hôtel of the duchesse Mazarin in 1781, see Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. II, Munich,
1986, pp. 582-583. A very similar buffet also appears in an 1785 aquarelle by Pierre Adrien Paris of Marie Antoinette's
Pavillon des Fêtes at Versailles.
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LOT 396
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A SET OF SIX ITALIAN BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD STOOLS

ROME, CIRCA 1730, ADAPTED


height 21 in.; width 23 1/2 in.; depth 19 in.
53.5 cm; 60 cm; 48.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 397
AN ITALIAN BAROQUE WALNUT CANTERANO

PROBABLY ROME, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY


height 42 3/4 in.; width 55 in.; depth 26 1/2 in.
109 cm; 140 cm; 67.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 398
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLES D'APPLIQUES
CIRCA 1700
height 15 in.; width 16 in.; depth 7 1/2 in.
39 cm; 41 cm; 19 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-80,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
An almost identical consol d'applique from the Schwiter collection and now in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris,
was exhibited "Louis XIV Faste et Décors", Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, May-October 1960, catalogue, pl. XXIX,
no. 19.
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LOT 399
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS, AFTER A
MODEL BY GEORGES JACOB
19TH CENTURY
height 40 in.
102 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
These fauteuils are after a set of identical armchairs, now in the château de Versailles, executed by Georges Jacob
for the comte de Vaudreuil, grand fauconnier de France and close friend of Marie Antoinette and the comte d'Artois,
see Pierre Verlet, Le Mobilier Royal Français, Vol. I, Paris, 1990, pl., LXIII (illustrated). A number of late-eighteenth-
century variants of this model exist, including a set delivered by Jacob for the Salon des Jeux du Roi in the château de
Saint-Cloud, a pair of which is now in the Louvre, see Bill Pallot, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Vol. 2, Dijon,
1993, pp. 166-168, and a single fauteuil in Buckingham Palace, (see John Harris et. al., Buckingham Palace and its
Treasures, New York, 1968, p. 216): one of a pair delivered for George IV at Carlton House.
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LOT 400
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS, AFTER A
MODEL BY GEORGES JACOB
19TH CENTURY
en suite with the previous lot.
height 40 in.
102 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 401
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUIL FRAMES
CIRCA 1785
together with 18th century Aubusson upholstery panels.
height 38 3/4 in.
98.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Wildenstein, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1912
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LOT 402
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUIL FRAMES

CIRCA 1900
together with 18th century Aubusson upholstery panels.
height 41 in.
104.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Wildenstein, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1912
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LOT 403
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XVI CARVED GILTWOOD MARQUISE FRAME
ADAPTED FROM A FAUTEUIL, BEARING THE STAMP JACOB
together with 18th century Aubusson upholstery panels.
height 38 1/2 in.
98 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-8,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Gueraut, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1914
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LOT 404
A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE GREEN AND CREAM-PAINTED AND CARVED
BERGÈRES
CIRCA 1795
height 34 1/2 in.
88 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 405
AN AUSTRIAN EMPIRE PARCEL-GILT, EBONIZED AND CARVED STOOL

CIRCA 1815
height 24 3/4 in.; width 35 in.; depth 21 1/2 in.
63 cm; 89 cm; 55 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 406
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE LANTERN
CIRCA 1815
height 41 1/2 in.; diameter 17 1/2 in.
105.5 cm; 44.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 407
AN AUSTRIAN NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL-GILT, PART-EBONIZED, PEN WORK
AND MARQUETRY WALNUT CORNER CABINET

VIENNA, CIRCA 1805


with the coat-of-arms of the counts of Beilstein.
height 81 3/4 in.; depth 14 1/2 in.
208 cm; 37 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 408
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A FINE GEORGE III CARVED GILTWOOD MIRROR
CIRCA 1760
the cartouche shaped central plate within a conjoined C-scroll frame with foliate scrolls,
ruffled edges an icicle ornament, each side with a molded projection with incised carving
and pendant icicles supporting a tall leafy tree, with a further small mirror plate above
similarly framed by foliate ornamented C-scrolls surmounted by leaf plumes and with a
cabochon centered leaf and C-scrolled cartouche below, the apron arched at the center
above cabochon ornamented ruffled leaves above C-scrolls with pendant icicles over an
open spray of flowers within C-scrolls above an open pendant with further foliate
ornamented C-scrolls, icicles, rock work and leaves.
height 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.; width 25 in.
130.8 cm; 63.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD


CATALOGUE NOTE
The design of this finely shaped sconce is comparable to another, the outer frame of which is ornamented with rushes
and surmounted by birds (See: Geoffrey Wills, English Looking Glasses, London, 1965, p. 100, fig 91). An identical
pair of mirrors were sold at Phillip's, in the 1970s.
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LOT 409
A CHARLES X CUT GLASS-MOUNTED ORMOLU EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER,
ATTRIBUTED TO MANUFACTURE DE MONT-CENIS
CIRCA 1825
height 47 in.; diameter 24 in.
120 cm; 60 cm

ESTIMATE 75,000-100,000 USD


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LOT 410
AN ANGLO-INDIAN ENGRAVED IVORY DIMINUTIVE BUREAU CABINET

VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 18TH CENTURY


the top of the upper section centered by a large ivory panel engraved with buildings within
a landscape within foliate-engraved bandings above a foliate and dentil-engraved cornice,
the cabinet fitted with a long drawer above a bank of four drawers flanked by a pair of
cupboard doors each opening to three pigeonholes above four drawers, the lower section
fitted with a slant front opening to three pigeon house above a drawer flanked by pilaster-
fronted secret drawers flanked by banks of three drawers, the case fitted with a long drawer
opening to a compartmentalized interior, the whole on bracket feet.
height 31 1/4 in.; width 25 1/4 in.; depth 11 1/4 in.
79.4 cm; 64.1 cm; 28.6 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 USD


CATALOGUE NOTE
This exotic piece is a miniature version of a typical English late-eighteenth-century bureau-cabinet. Jaffer argues that
this group of ivory veneered cabinets were reduced in size to facilitate their transport by land or sea from Vizagapatam
(Jaffer 2002, cat.33, p.80).

The engraving of the veneered surfaces depicts both fictional and real architectural buildings drawn from European
prints; observe, for instance, King's College Chapel illustrated at the center of the slant front on the present example.
This trend for architectural engravings began at Vizagaptam in the 1760s, and typically decorates the horizontal
spaces. The vertical areas tend to be split into two separate fields, the lower section with buildings, the upper with
trees, as seen here. The ornate floral borders are also typical of the type, and are drawn from textiles produced in
Vizagapatam for export to Europe.

A similar miniature bureau-cabinet is preserved in the Royal Collection (illustrated in The Grosvenor House Art and
Antiques Fair Handbook, 2003, p.6), and was bought by George III for Queen Charlotte in 1781. Queen Charlotte
evidently greatly favoured these pieces, for she continued to collect Anglo-Indian furniture and went on to create an
'Indian Room' for her collection of ivory furniture at Frogmore.

A similar cabinet was sold at Christie's, London, November 3, 2011, lot 151, another at Sotheby's London, May 23,
2006, lot 40, another at Christie's, London, 6 July 2000, lot 14; and another through these rooms 25 May 2005, lot
181.
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LOT 411
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A FLEMISH TAPESTRY DEPICTING 'THE VEGETABLE MARKET', WOVEN IN
THE WORKSHOP OF URBANUS (1674-1747) AND DANIEL II LEYNIERS (1669-
1728 ), AFTER DESIGNS BY DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER (1610-1690)
SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, BRUSSELS
Brussels town mark in center of bottom selvage and weaver's signature in lower right
corner of panel: V.LEYNIERS.D.L
height 137 in., width 210 1/2 in.
348 cm, 535 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Dario Boccara, Paris
Private Collection, Quito, acquired from the above
Thence by descent to the present owner

EXHIBITED
Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Les fastes de la tapisserie, August 28, 1984 - September 30, 1984

LITERATURE
Tokyo National Museum, Les fastes de la tapisserie, Tokyo, 1984, cat. 24
CATALOGUE NOTE
The tapestries generally known as 'Teniers' tapestries, depicting pastoral and genre scenes of peasant life after the
paintings of the artist David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), were immensely popular in the late seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries. While the majority of the 'Teniers' tapestries were woven in Brussels, other pieces were woven
in Lille, Oudenaarde, Antwerp, Beauvais, Aubusson, Madrid and London. Although very few compositions relate
directly to actual paintings of Teniers, a core group of subjects after his designs were the most popularly woven, and
included `The Fish Quay', `Return from the Harvest', `Gipsy Fortune Teller', `Sportsmen Resting', 'The Village Fête'
(or `The Kermesse'), and the scene shown in the present tapestry, `The Vegetable Market'.
RELATED LITERATURE
H. C. Marillier, Handbook to the Teniers Tapestries, Oxford, 1932, pl. 30
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LOT 412
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT
A PAIR OF ITALIAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED AND CARVED TORCHÈRES
18TH CENTURY
height 75 1/2 in.
192 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 413
AN ITALIAN ROCOCO PARCEL-GILT, RED-PAINTED AND CARVED CONSOLE
TABLE
VENICE, CIRCA 1760
height 32 1/4 in.; width 39 in.; depth 20 1/2 in.
84.5 cm; 99.5 cm; 52 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 414
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
AN ITALIAN BAROQUE PARCEL-GILT, BLACK AND GILT JAPANNED AND
POLYCHROME-DECORATED BUREAU CABINET
GENOA, CIRCA 1735
height 107 in.; width 57 in.; depth 28 in.
272 cm; 145 cm; 71.5 cm

ESTIMATE 70,000-100,000 USD

PROVENANCE
James Hepworth Fine Art, Elton Hall, Elton, Ludlow, 1995

LITERATURE
Carlton Hobbs, Catalogue Number Three, London, 1992, No. 11
CATALOGUE NOTE
In the eighteenth century Genoa enjoyed an almost equal reputation to Venice with respect to its lacquered furniture.
Although Genoese pieces sometimes lacked the playfulness and exaggeration of lacquered furniture produced in La
Serenissima, due to the vicinity of France and its influence on the Republic of Genoa, furniture manufactured in the
Republic can be characterized by an understated elegance that exists harmoniously with Italian grandeur and flair for
vivacious and animated forms. Lacquer furniture produced in Genoa by contrast with the Venetian examples was
distinctive as the corporation of the laccatori used a different type of lacquer to that produced in Venice which was
thinner and leaner and was devised specifically not to cover the details of the sculpted elements. The lacquerwork on
the present bureau cabinet is a typical product of the Genoese laccatori as it is applied in a thin layer. The relatively
wide overall form and proportions of this cabinet also indicate a Genoese origin. The undulating front and sides and
the curved projection of the fall-front are further characteristics of cabinets produced in Genoa in the eighteenth
century and can be seen on numerous contemporaneous models such as the ones illustrated in Lodovico Caumont
Caimi, L'ebanesteria genoese del settecento, Parma, 1995, pp. 72-73 and 77-83. Although Genoese lacquered
furniture is most often decorated in lighter hues, a custom that is reflected in the vivid coloring of the alcove of the
upper section, there are known examples of dark-ground pieces such as a commode illustrated ibid p. 27 and an
armoire illustrated ibid. 29. However, such pieces are rather uncommon, making the present lot particularly interesting.
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LOT 415
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO BLUE GLASS-MOUNTED GILTWOOD MIRRORS
VENICE, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 37 in.; width 24 1/2 in.
94 cm; 62.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 416
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A NEAR PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO MECCA AND CARVED PELMETS, NOW
ADAPTED AS CONSOLE TABLES

SICILY, THE PELMETS MID-18TH CENTURY


height 45 in.; width 63 in.; depth 23 in.
114.5 cm; 160 cm; 58.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Please see page 210 for an additional illustration of this lot.
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LOT 417
A NORTH ITALIAN BAROQUE WALNUT BUREAU CABINET
VENETO, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
height 96 in.; width 44 in.; depth 26 in.
244 cm; 112 cm; 66 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's Milan, December 14, 2000, lot 386.
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LOT 418
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP GUÉRIDON
LATE 18TH CENTURY
height 30 in.; diameter 31 3/4 in.
76.5 cm; 81 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 419
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS SATINÉ, AMARANTH AND
PARQUETRY COMMODE
REVENEERED AND REMOUNTED
height 34 3/4 in.; width 44 1/4 in.; depth 20 1/2 in.
88.5 cm; 112.5 cm; 52 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Hamburger Frères, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1909
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LOT 420
A FINE GEORGE III SATINWOOD, HAREWOOD AND FRUITWOOD
MARQUETRY COMMODE
of D-shaped form, the escalettes marble top with a gilt-metal gadrooned edge above a
conforming frieze inlaid with anthemion and sprays of leaves joined by scrolls and with a
drawer at the center, above two large drawers inlaid with swags of drapery joined by
flowerheads, flanked by pilasters headed by inlaid flowerhead paterae above upright and
pendant-berried leaves further flanked by pilasters headed by oval flowerhead paterae
above pendant-berried leaves joined by a patera, and continuing to line-panelled tapered
legs with spade toes, the bowed ends crossbanded and inlaid at the center with oval
harewood panels finely inlaid with neo-classical covered urns, enclosing shelves, curved
ends, each side with a similarly inlaid frieze above a crossbanded door with an oval
harewood panel inlaid with a neo-classical urn with fluted sides above a gadrooned socle,
the handles formed as foliate scrolls supporting drapery, the base with a gilt-metal
guilloche-pattern mount, and supported on square-tapered crossbanded feet with spade
toes. Later marble top and gilt-metal mounts.
height 32 1/4 in.; width 4 ft. 4 in.; depth 23 in.
81.9 cm; 132.1 cm; 58.4 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-80,000 USD


PROVENANCE
C. H. F. Kindermann, Esq.

EXHIBITED
The Antique Dealers' Fair and Exhibition, Grosvenor House, June 9-24 1965, p. 41, R. L. Harrington Ltd., London,
stand 18

LITERATURE
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, London, 1911, p. 304, fig. 332

CATALOGUE NOTE
This important satinwood commode is notable for the fine quality of its neo-classical marquetry inlay on satinwood and
harewood grounds; in particular the oval panels on the doors illustrate the artistry and technique of the finest
marqueteurs of this period, the source of the design of the draped urns, this 'antique' motif being derived from
engravings. This was a specialist art, the inlayer not necessarily being employed in a single workshop. In particular a
group of Swedish are recorded as exhibiting individual examples of their work at the Free Society of Artists in the
1770s. These included Carl Gustave Martin who first exhibited in 1771, Christopher Furlough who showed 'A
Baccante inlay' in 1773 and 'A Venus attired by Graces' in 1774. In 1774 Johan Linning, who described himself as an
'Inlayer at Mr. Furlogh's, 24 Tottenham Court Rd', exhibited 'The Muse Erato'.
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LOT 421
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
A FLEMISH ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRY DEPICTING 'GEOMETRY' FROM A
SERIES OF THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS, AFTER A DESIGN BY CORNELIUS
SCHUT (1597-1655), POSSIBLY ANTWERP

LATE 17TH CENTURY


the arms at the center of the top border inscribed CRUCE VINCES.
height 10 ft. 2 in.; width 11 ft. 5 1/2 in.
310 cm, 349 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 422
FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA AND ERNEST KAFKA
A VIENNESE BAROQUE PEWTER AND BRASS-INLAID PARCEL-GILT EBONY
CONSOLE TABLE

CIRCA 1700
height 30 1/4 in.; width 39 1/2 in.; depth 28 1/2 in.
77 cm; 100.5 cm; 72.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparable literature:
Heinrich Kreissel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, Spätbarock und Rokoko, Munich, 1970, vol. II, ill. 391, 392 and
393 (for comparable feet).
A Viennese table of comparable shape was sold Sotheby's New York, November 18, 2010, lot 186.
The intricate leaf-ornaments and strapwork on this distinctive table relates it to several examples of Viennese Boulle
furniture. The style seen on many of these works can be traced to the influence of ornamental print designs by Johann
Eysler as well as Paul Decker the Elder (1677-1713), whose engravings exhibit the influence of Jean Berain the Elder
(1661-1752) and Daniel Marot (1661-1752).
The Viennese court highly prized Boulle-work and employed Flemish and German craftsmen to produce it for their
residences. One of the largest documented commissions was from Marie Christine, Princess of Salm (1655-1744),
who discusses it in letters to her older brother, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, King of Bohemia
(1640-1705). In the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, a desk commissioned by Leopold I and bearing his coat of arms, has
closely related etched foliate strapwork and probably after etchings by Johann Eysler. It is thought to be the oldest
documented example of Viennese Boulle furniture.
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LOT 423
AN ITALIAN EBONIZED IVORY-INLAID HARDSTONE AND SEMI-PRECIOUS
STONE-MOUNTED CABINET ON STAND, ATTRIBUTED TO FERNANDO
POGLIANI (1832-1899)
MILAN, CIRCA 1870
height 65 in; width 47 1/4 in.; depth 15 in.
165.5 cm; 120 cm; 38.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
For a related cabinet attributed to Ferdinando Pogliani, see Giacomo Wannenes, Mobili d'Italia l'Ottocento, Milano,
1987, pp. 146 and 147.
A comparable cabinet by Luigi Cassani is illustrated E. Colle, Luigi Cassani, 1893-1946, exhibition catalogue,
Bergamo, 1999, p. 122, fig. 27.
Ferdinando Pogliani (active 1860's and 1870's) worked with his sons Paolo and Carlo in his workshop in Borgo di
Porta, Vittoria N.81, Milan. Later he had a showroom in the elegant Via Monte Napoleone and won prizes in several
leading Exhibitions and he became one of the cities leading cabinet-makers and his entry in the encyclopaedic history
of Milan reads; ...`much sought after and very expensive is ivory and ebony inlaid furniture. In this field Pogliani excels
with his perfect technique which was very much admired at the exhibition in 1881.' He specialised in the manufacture
of large architecturally inspired pieces of furniture made from ebony inlaid with ivory, tortoiseshell and pietre dure with
gilt-mounts. The subject matter included amorini, flowers and mythological subjects and animals.
Comparable cabinets are located in the Museo del Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
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LOT 424
A CONTINENTAL MARBLE ALLEGORICAL RELIEF
18TH/19TH CENTURY
10 in. by 44 1/2 in.
25.4 cm by 113 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 425
AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL MARBLE BUST OF A BOY
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
on green marble columnar socle.
height 17 1/2 in.
44.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 426
PROPERTY FROM A NEW JERSEY COLLECTION
AN ENGLISH MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A LADY, WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH
NOLLEKENS (1737-1823)

FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY


height 26 1/2 in.
67 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 427
AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL GRAND TOUR SPECIMEN MARBLE MODEL OF
A TEMPLE

19TH CENTURY
height 17 1/2 in.; diameter 14 1/2 in.
44.5 cm; 37 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A very simialar Italian specimen marble and alabater model of a temple containing a gilt bronze figure was sold
Property from a Distinguished New York Collection, Christie's New York, October 17, 1997, lot 16.
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LOT 428
AN ITALIAN GRAND TOUR CARVED GIALLO ANTICO MARBLE MODEL OF
THE BARCACCIA FOUNTAIN
19TH CENTURY
height 14 in.; length 47 1/4 in.; width 20 3/4 in.
36 cm; 120 cm; 53 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
In the form of a Roman liburnia, the small river boats used throughout the Empire, on the Nile, Rhine and the Tiber.
At the base of Piazza di Spagna in Rome is the early Baroque fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia ("Fountain of
the Old Boat"), built in 1627-29 and often credited to Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The elder Bernini had been the Pope's architect for the Acqua Vergine fountains, since 1623. According to a legend,
Pope Urban VIII had the fountain installed after a boat had been left behind in the Piazza by an invasive flood of the
Tiber river.
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LOT 429
A FINE ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL GRAND TOUR ORMOLU-MOUNTED
SPECIMEN MARBLE MODEL OF A TRIUMPHAL ARCH, IN THE MANNER OF
THE VALADIER WORKSHOP
ROME, LATE 18TH CENTURY
height 13 1/2 in.; width 11 in.; depth 7 3/4 in.
34.5 cm; 28 cm; 20 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The Collection of Gianni Versace, sold Sotheby's New York, April 5-7, 2001, lot 373

CATALOGUE NOTE
Architectural models executed in a variety of fine marbles and stones and mounted with ormolu were among the most
popular items among Grand Tour travellers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Such souvenirs were
either sold on their own, or in the case of very wealthy collectors, as part of large and elaborate surtouts de table,
such as the one offered Sotheby's London, July 6, 2011, lot 28. Although the name of the Valadiers, the celebrated
Roman silversmiths and bronzemakers, Luigi (1726-1785) and Giuseppe (1762-1839) is very often linked to the
production of these pieces, other bronzemakers, such as Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836) and Francesco Righetti
(1738-1819) also conceived these ornaments. Even though this triumphal arch cannot be assigned to one particular
maker, the very high quality of craftsmanship, the use of the finest stones and the delicate execution of the ormolu
mounts suggest a highly trained and well established Roman master. For comparable omrolu-mounted models of
arches, see Alvar González-Palacios, Il Tempio del Gusto, Vol. II, Milan, 1984, pp., 134-135, figs. 283-297.
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LOT 430
AN ITALIAN BAROQUE SCAGLIOLA PANEL IN THE MANNER OF SIMONE
SETTI
CARPI, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
height with frame 12 3/4 in.; width with frame 22 3/4 in.
32.5 cm; 58 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 431
AN PAIR OF FINE ITALIAN BAROQUE SCAGLIOLA PANELS, POSSIBLY BY
SIMONE SETTI
CARPI, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
height 25 in.; width 50 in.
63.5 cm; 127 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-90,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The scagliola slab is comparable to one in the Cassa di Risparmio in Carpi, which has been linked with the Modena
scagliola manufacturer, Simone Setti (active 1659-1668).
For a comparable pair of panels, see G. Manni, I Maestri della Scagliola, Modena, 1997, pp. 58-59 and 63.
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LOT 432
PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF ITALIAN SCAGLIOLA PANELS IN CARVED FRAMES
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
height 17 3/4 in.; width 15 3/4 in.
45 cm; 40 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 433
AN ITALIAN BAROQUE SCAGLIOLA PANEL POSSIBLY BY PIETRO ANTONIO
PAOLINI
TUSCANY, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
height 27 3/4 in.; width 56 in.
70.5 cm; 142.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The decoration on this table top with the treatment of fruit, flowers, horses and the incoporation of 'engraved' scenes
and maritime vignettes would seem to indicate an attribution in favor of Paolini in view of its similarities with other
recorded works either signed and dated by him or attributed to him.
There is a paucity of information about this maker although it is known that he was born in Lucca and active in the first
half of the 18th century. Nothing is known about his apprenticeship which was probably at one of the monasteries on
the outskirts of Florence. His presence is also recorded at Livorno.
Pietro Antonio Paolini was one of the foremost exponents of the art of trompe l'oeil scagliola with pietre dure and
mother-of-pearl as well as amber fragments. His work represents the pinnacle of Tuscan scagliola in terms of
technique and the process of the pictorial school. His inspiration is most likely to have come from the 17th/early 18th
century publications of colored engravings after artists such as Jacob Van Huysum (1687-1740), Peter Casteels
(1684-1749) and Jacob Walther (1604-1671).
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LOT 434
A PAIR OF ITALIAN BAROQUE SCAGLIOLA PANELS IN THE MANNER OF
SIMONE SETTI

SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY


on associated stands to form a pair of console tables.
height 27 3/4 in.; width 54 1/2 in.
70.5 cm; 138.5 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD


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LOT 435
A NEOCLASSICAL CARVED LAPIS LAZULI VASE

RUSSIAN, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY


height 13 in.
33 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 436
AN ENGLISH BLUE JOHN VASE
19TH CENTURY
with later gilt-bronze mounts.
height 19 1/4 in.
48.9 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 437
A GROUP OF ENGLISH BLUE JOHN TABLE ARTICLES
19TH CENTURY
comprising an urn, a chalice, a candlestick, a dish and cover, one small egg, one large egg,
a tazza and a later gilt-metal and glazed case. 9 pieces.
height of urn 7 1/2 in.; height of tazza 5 1/4 in.
19 cm; 13.3 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 438
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
with removable candle branches to be used as candlesticks.
height 19 1/2 in.
49.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Please see page 95 for an additional illustration of this lot.
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LOT 439
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE THREE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1815
height 25 in.
63.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 440
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA, NOW
MOUNTED AS LAMPS
CIRCA 1820
height of object 29 1/4 in.; height with fittings 39 1/4 in.
74.5 cm; 100 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 441
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FOUR-LIGHT
CANDELABRA
POSSIBLY AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1810
height 29 in.
74 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 442
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
CIRCA 1810
height 25 in.; diameter 20 in.
65.5 cm; 51 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 443
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810
height 16 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; depth 5 1/2 in.
41 cm; 39.5 cm; 14 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 444
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED FORT À PARIS
height 14 3/4 in.; width 12 in.; depth 4 in.
37.5 cm; 30.5 cm; 10.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 445
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1820, THE DIAL SIGNED TARDY A LYON
height 22 in.; width 16 in.; depth 6 in.
56 cm; 41 cm; 15.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 446
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED RAVRIO BRONZIER À PARIS AND MESNIL
HGER.
height 17 1/2 in.; width 17 in.; depth 6 in.
44.5 cm; 43.5 cm; 15.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

LITERATURE
A clock of this model in the Spanish Royal Collections is illustrated J. Carvajal, Catalogo de Relojes del Patrimonio
Nacional, Madrid, 1987, p. 163.
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LOT 447
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
A CHARLES X ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1830, THE DIAL INSCRIBED VINER LONDON


height 19 1/2 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; depth 7 1/2 in.
50 cm; 39.5 cm; 19.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 448
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
A CHARLES X ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1830
the dial bearing the signature Godard à Paris
length 30 1/2 in.; height 20 in.; width 8 1/2 in.
77.5 cm; 51 cm; 22 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 449
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED LEPAUTE HR. DE L'EMPEREUR A PARIS


height 13 3/4 in.; width 11 3/4 in.; depth 4 3/4 in.
35 cm; 30 cm; 12.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 450
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED M. ME. GENTILHOMME PALAIS ROYAL
height 18 in.; width 19 1/2 in.; depth 5 in.
46 cm; 49.5 cm; 13 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 451
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED PICNOT PÉRE A PARIS


height 18 3/4 in.; width 14 1/2 in.; depth 5 1/2 in.
48 cm; 37 cm; 14 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 452
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED A SACRÉ À PARIS
height 19 1/2 in.; width 16 in.; depth 6 1/2 in.
49.5 cm; 41 cm; 16.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 453
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1820, THE DIAL SIGNED LE ROY A PARIS


commemorating the birth of Henri Comte de Chambord.
height 18 1/2 in.; width 13 1/2 in.; depth 6 in.
47 cm; 34.5 cm; 15.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This clock derives from a drawing by the bronzier Jean-André Reiche, and commemorates the birth of the duc de
Bordeaux in 1820. He was the son of Charles Ferdinand, Duc de Berry and Princess Caroline Ferdinande Louise
(1798-1870). The duc de Bordeaux, who was better known as Henri, Comte de Chambord, was born some seven
months after his father was stabbed and mortally wounded in Paris. He is portrayed being nursed by his mother, his
sister Louise kneels at her mother's side.
An identical clock is illustrated, P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 429, fig. F.
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LOT 454
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED RAVRIO BRONZIER AND MESNIL HR.
André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814)
height 14 3/4 in.; width 11 3/4 in.; depth 5 1/4 in.
37.5 cm; 30 cm; 13.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

LITERATURE
Another clock of this model in the Spanish Royal Collections, Madrid, is illustrated J.-D. Augarde, Les Ouvriers du
Temps, Geneva, 1996, p. 154., fig. 120.
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LOT 455
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
A CHARLES X ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1830, THE DIAL SIGNED LEROY & FILS LE DU ROY A PARIS
height 21 in.; width 14 3/4 in.; depth 5 1/4 in.
53.5 cm; 37.5 cm; 13.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 456
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE STYLE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE AND VERDE ANTICO
MARBLE A "CERCLES TOURNANTS" MANTEL CLOCK "OUBLI DU TEMPS"

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY


height 19 in.; width 13 in.; depth 5 3/4 in.
48.5 cm; 33 cm, 15 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A clock of this model, attributed to Claude Galle circa 1815 at the Château de Malmaison is illustrated Hans
Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I. Munich, 1986, p. 369, fig. 5.13.12.; Tardy, French Clocks,
Vol. II, Paris, 1981, p. 249; and Pierre Kjellberg, L'Encyclopedie de la pendule française, Paris, 1997, p. 401, fig. F.
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LOT 457
PROPERTY FROM THE TEETS COLLECTION
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

CIRCA 1810, THE DIAL SIGNED GENTILHOMME PALAIS ROYAL A PARIS


length 19 1/4 in.; height 19 1/4 in.; width 6 1/4 in.
49 cm; 49 cm; 16 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 458
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES
A JAPANESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CABINET ON AN
ANGLO-DUTCH BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD STAND
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
height 39 1/4 in.; width 26 in.; depth 14 1/2 in.
100 cm; 66 cm; 37 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, June 3-4, 1988, lot 380

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
Oliver Impey and Christiaan Jorg, Japanese Expore Lacquer 1580-1850, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 288, ill. 567.
For a similar cabinet in the Victoria & Albert Museum, see The Dictionary of English Furniture, Ralph Edwards, p. 158,
fig. 16; another larger cabinet in English Furniture from the Gothic to Sheraton, H. Cescinsky, pp. 223-224. A
comparable Dutch giltwood stand carved with the marriage crest of Derk van Lynden (1670-1771) and Anna
Wilhelmina Bentinck (1677-1749) is illustrated: Annigje Hofstede, Nederlandse Meubelen van Barok tot Biedermeier
1700-1830, Haarlem, 2004, p. 39, ill. 43.
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LOT 459
PROPERTY OF A LADY
A FINE AND RARE GEORGE II GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO TORCHÈRE
CIRCA 1730
the octagonal top with carved with strapwork and foliage above an hourglass form neck
with octagonal collar above an octagonal tapering stem carved with foliate strapwork
continuing to a collar formed of three lions masks raised on a tripod of three cabriole legs
carved with foliate strapwork and ending in paw feet. Over-gilt.
height 42 1/2 in.; diameter of top 13 in.
108 cm; 33 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present torchère with its octagonal top and foliate carved strapwork is similar to gilt-gesso furniture including
stands made by James Moore and John Gumley for George I at Kensington Palace in the 1720s. Often these stands
were made to match large gilt-gesso pier tables and pier mirrors would be placed flanking the tables in order to light
the mirrors. The present torchère is also similar to stands made in the 1740s as it combines paw feet, cabriole legs,
and a tapering octagonal stem with lions head masks at the base, all of which point to the Palladian influence. The
torchère appears to be a transitional piece of furniture between Baroque and Palladian styles combing decorative
elements from each genre.
A pair of nearly identical torchères to the present lot sold in these rooms, October, 30, 1990, lot 232. For similar
stands see Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture, 1715-1740, Woodbridge, 2009, pp. 208-209
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LOT 460
A QUEEN ANNE PARCEL-GILT BLACK-JAPANNED DESK-AND-BOOKCASE
CIRCA 1710
The upper section with a flat molded cornice above a pair of cupboard doors each fitted
with a later arched bevelled mirror plate and opening to two adjustable shelves above a
level of pigeon holes and banks of scallop-fronted small drawers, the lower section fitted
with a slant-front opening to a later velvet lined writing surface before a sliding panel and
valanced pigeon holes above small drawers, the case fitted with a pair of short drawers
above two graduated long drawers raised on bracket feet. Restorations to japanned
surface.
height 7 ft. 1 in.; width 42 1/2 in.; depth 23 in.
215.9 cm; 108 cm; 58.4 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
With Mallet at Bourdon House, 1982
Christie's, New York, April 7, 2006, lot 270 ($50,400)
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LOT 461
A SET OF FOUR ITALIAN ROCOCO CARVED GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS
BOLOGNA, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 49 1/2 in.
126 cm

ESTIMATE 80,000-120,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Compare a related pair of documented Royal Italian giltwood console tables with identically carved legs almost
certainly deriving from Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoleon de Beauharnais, Duchessa di Galliera, Palazzo
Reale di Bologna (formerly Palazzo Caprara), Le Gout Steinitz III, Christie's, December 6, 2007, lot 317.
A comparable set of Poltrone is located in the main altar of the most important Agostinian Chiesa di San Giacomo
Maggiore, Piazza Rossini in Bologna.
Furniture deriving from Bologna has a less characteristic original style than pieces made in other parts of Italy and is
therefore sometimes more difficult to identify. Bolognese furniture is often influenced by Roman models, in particular in
its carving and extensive use of gilding. A definite attribution of these armchairs can be made based on the details of
the carving, the shape of the backrest and the legs. Although these armchairs can be dated to the mid-eighteenth
century, their design still echoes the Baroque style. For a related Bolognese armchair, see Enrico Colle, Il Mobile
Rococo in Italia, Milan, 2003, p. 183 (illustrated).
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LOT 462
PROPERTY OF A LADY
A FINE GEORGE III GILTWOOD BERGÈRE IN THE MANNER OF FRANÇOIS
HERVÉ
CIRCA 1775

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

PROVENANCE
By repute Lord Wharton
With the London Trade, 1930s

CATALOGUE NOTE
An almost identical bergère was sold with Hotspur and was published in the C.I.N.O.A. International Art Treasures
Exhibition, at the Victorian & Albert Museum, 1962, no. 103, plate 73, exhibited by Brian Johnson. (Nicholas Goodison
and Robin Kern, Hotspur, Eighty years of Antiques Dealing, London, 2004, pp. 156-157, cat. 7, illustrated) Both
chairs bear similarites to the work of John Linnell; however the present bergère, with its pegged French construction
as well as dramatic legs bears similarity to the work of François Hervé (1781-1796).
Presumably a French emigré, he described himself as a `cabriole chairmaker' and his documented work is described
as `a light elegant and adroit mixture of English and French detail' ( Beard and Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture
Makers 1660-1840, Leeds 1986, pp.423-424). His career is somewhat obscure, the London Directories recording his
address at 32 John Street, Tottenham Court Road, where earlier he was in partnership with John Meschain. He had a
number of fashionable and influential patrons including the Prince of Wales, the Earl Spencer and the Fifth Duke of
Devonshire for whom he supplied several suites of seat furniture for Devonshire House ( illustrated John Cornforth,
London Interiors, 2000, p.64) and which still remain at Chatsworth, and see also The Burlington Magazine, June 1980,
pp.400-414, figs. 43-46. The carving on the seat-rails and arms relates to a suite of seat furniture supplied either to
John, 3rd Earl of Bute for the drawing room at Luton Park, circa 1767-1774, or to John, Viscount Mount Stuart, later
1st Marquis of Bute for Cardiff Castle, circa 1777-1778, sold Christie`s, London, Works of Art from the Bute Collection,
lots 21, 22, 23, 24th July 1996.
He is also known to have worked in conjunction with several leading architects including Henry Holland, John Carr
and James Wyatt at Heveningham Hall. A number of pieces survive with this latter provenance and are conceived in a
similar fashion with delicately carved gilded detail.
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LOT 463
A LOUIS XVI GILT AND BLACK LACQUER DEMILUNE COMMODE

CIRCA 1780, THE LACQUER LATER


height 37 in.; width 53 1/2 in.; depth 23 in.
94 cm; 136 cm; 58.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 464
AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL-GILT AND WHITE-PAINTED COMMODE
VENICE, CIRCA 1770-1780
height 32 1/4 in.; width 73 1/2 in.; depth 30 1/2 in.
82 cm; 187 cm; 77.5

ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
Enrico Colle, Il Mobile Neoclassico in Italia, Arredie Decorazioni d'Interni dal 1775-1800, Milan, 2005, pp. 270 and
271, ill. 58.
Comparable examples of commodes of this type with flared sides and applied foliate decoration are also illustrated, C.
Santini, Mille Mobile Veneti, Modena, 2002, p. 112-113, pl. 150-151; see also page 114 for a commode of similar
outline with painted rather than applied decoration.
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LOT 465
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
TWO LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
MID-18TH CENTURY
heights 32 1/2 in., 33 3/4 in.; widths 46 in., 45 1/2 in.; depths 20 1/2 in., 20 in.
82.5 cm, 86 cm; 117 cm, 116 cm; 52 cm, 51 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Paris, Couturier Nicolay, December 11, 1996, through Anthony Hail
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LOT 466
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FRUITWOOD
MARQUETRY COMMODE
CIRCA 1765, STAMPED B. DURAND JME
Bon Durand, maître in 1761
height 34 in.; width 45 in.; depth 22 1/4 in.
86.5 cm; 114.5 cm; 56.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Bensimon, Paris
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LOT 467
A FINE GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR IN THE MANNER OF JOHN
LINNELL

CIRCA 1755
the upright central beveled rectangular plate flanked by gothic-form columns with foliate
capitals bordered by small shaped divided mirrors within an outer upright frame formed as
long scrolls with foliate enrichment, ruffled ornament and leaves, the cresting surmounted
by a pierced cartouche flanked by long foliate scrolls above a central cartouche-shaped
mirror within foliate C-scrolls, the apron with border glasses similarly divided, flanked by
rounded corners with ruffled-edged foliate scrolls. Re-gilt.
height 6 ft. 2 in.; width 35 in.
188 cm; 88.9 cm

ESTIMATE 50,000-80,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The design of this pier mirror includes a number of elements which relate to the surviving manuscript drawings of the
carver John Linnell (1729-1796). These include the pronounced swelling of the frame at each side of the apron, the
ruffle-carved edges, the almost separate framed mirror at the center of the crest, and the pierced cresting. The most
similar design is illustrated, Hayward and Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London, 1980, vol. II, p. 96, fig. 186.
Cf. a related pier mirror from Rudding Park, sold, Christie's October 16, 1972, lot 148; and, another, sold in these
rooms, October 21, 2005, lot 13.
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LOT 468
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS
CIRCA 1760, EACH STAMPED CLBC THREE TIMES
Clément Bergez (d. 1780), maître in 1720
height 36 in.
91.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD

PROVENANCE
A Private European Residence, sold Sotheby's London, March 3, 2006, lot 318
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LOT 469
A LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
CIRCA 1755
height 32 1/2 in.; width 51 1/2 in.; depth 25 in.
83 cm; 131 cm; 63.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 470
A GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL CUT GLASS-MOUNTED ORMOLU TWELVE-
LIGHT CHANDELIER BY THE BERLIN WORKSHOP OF WERNER AND MIETH,
AFTER A DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL (1781-1841)

EARLY 19TH CENTURY


height 42 in.; diameter 30 in.
107 cm; 76.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 471
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
MID-18TH CENTURY
height 33 1/4 in.; width 38 1/4 in.; depth 18 3/4 in.
84.5 cm; 97.5 cm; 48 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 472
A LOUIS XV PROVINICIAL CARVED BEECHWOOD CANAPÉ EN CORBEILLE
CIRCA 1760
height 42 1/2 in.; length 99 in.
108 cm; 251.5 cm

ESTIMATE 6,000-9,000 USD


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LOT 473
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY ARMOIRE
CIRCA 1740
height 79 in.; width 45 in.; depth 18 in.
201 cm; 114.5 cm; 46 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Mallett, London, 1978
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LOT 474
A LOUIS XV STYLE PARCEL-GILT AND BLACK-PAINTED WROUGHT IRON
CONSOLE TABLE
20TH CENTURY
height 35 in.; width 59 1/2 in.; depth 21 3/4 in.
89 cm; 151.5 cm; 55.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
David Dubon and Theodore Dell, The Frick Collection, Furniture Italian and French, Vol. V, Vermont, 1992, p. 258
(14.5.32), for a related console table made in Provence or the Comtat Venaissin, circa 1730-35.
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LOT 475
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FOUR-LIGHT
CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1810
height 20 1/2 in.
52 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 476
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIVE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1820
height 27 in.
68.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD


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LOT 477
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1810
height 19 3/4 in.
50.5 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 478
A RUSSIAN NEOCLASSICAL CUT GLASS-MOUNTED ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT
CHANDELIER
LATE 18TH CENTURY
height 41 in.; diameter 31 in.
104.5 cm; 79 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 479
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED GREEN MARBLE URNS

LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY


height 25 in.
63.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 480
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU BRÛLE-PARFUMS, ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-
PHILIPPE THOMIRE
CIRCA 1785-90
height 20 in.
51 cm

ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD


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LOT 481
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURES OF
PUTTI

CIRCA 1775
one with paper label inscribed Coll. J.D. 09.
height 7 in.
18 in.

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Samary, Paris
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede, acquired from the above in 1912
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LOT 482
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE TWO-LIGHT
CANDELABRA

CIRCA 1780
one with paper label with a Scottish baron's coronet above the letter R.
height 17 1/2 in.
44.5 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 483
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND GREEN MARBLE SIX-LIGHT
CANDELABRA, ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE
CIRCA 1785-90
height 32 1/2 in.
82.5 cm

ESTIMATE 60,000-80,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
A drawing attributed to Dugourc in Paris showing a fireplace along with numerous ormolu and patinated bronze
objects in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris includes the design of these candelabra, see Hans
Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Munich, 1986, p. 298, fig. 4.18.6. An identical
candelabrum executed in ormolu, patinated bronze and white marble is in the Royal Swedish Collection, see ibid., p.
298, fig. 4.18.7. A pair of candelabra of this design is in the J. Paul. Getty Museum, Gillian Wilson and Catherine
Hess, Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2001, p.167, fig.
156.
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LOT 484
A FINE PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED
MICROMOSAIC AND WHITE MARBLE URNS, ATTRIBUTED TO GIACOMO
RAFFAELLI
ROME, CIRCA 1800
height 14 in.; width 7 in.
35.6 cm; 17.8 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present urns mounted with very fine micromosaic panels depicting birds and butterfiles are very similar to the
work of known Italian micromosaic artists who were working in Rome, namely Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836), Antonio
Aguatti (d. 1846) and Nicola de Vecchis (d. 1834). A pair of two-handled vases by de Vecchis reputedly given as gifts
by Pope Pius VII to Napoleon at his coronation which then became part of the collection of Empress Josephine at
Malmaison is now in the Gilbert Collection and is illustrated, Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel, The Gilbert Collection
Micromosaics, London, 2000, no. 13, p. 65.
Giacomo Raffaelli came from a family that supplied the Vatican mosaic workshop with smalti, the material of which
micromosaics are made. His work is characterized by remarkably naturalistic depictions of birds and foliage of antique
inspiration. The depiction of a solitary bird on a branch was probably inspired by 17th century pietre dure plaques
produced at the Opificio in Florence. Patronized by Pope Pius VI (1775-1779) and King Stanilaus-August Poniatowski
of Poland in 1775, at age twenty-two, he gave the first exhibition at his Rome studio of miniature mosaics. One of his
earliest known examples is a small round plaque, signed and dated 1779 depicting the Doves of Pliny (British
Museum), however, numerous pieces attributed to Raffaelli, such as the eight miniature mosaics on an inkstand in the
Wallace Collection, are unmarked.
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LOT 485
AN IMPORTANT SET OF THREE GEORGE III ORMOLU TWO-HANDLED CUPS
AND COVERS IN THE MANNER OF MATTHEW BOULTON
CIRCA 1800
the foilate circular base supporting a spreading foot with foilate collar beneath a stiff-leaf
molded urn with scrolling fruiting vine leaf frieze and gadrooned rimbell-form stiff-leaf
molded cover with foliate bud-form finial flanked by a pair of acanthus-molded and reeded
handles, the interiors of the cups and covers lined in ormolu.
height of tallest 19 1/4 in.; width over handles 12 3/4 in.; height of smaller two 16 in.; width
over handles 11 3/4 in.
48.9 cm; 32.4 cm; 40.6 cm; 29.8 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The form of the present cups and covers can be found in many silver examples dating from the 1770s/80s. For
example, it is very similar to a race cup by William Holes and Nicholas Dumée made in 1774, now at Temple
Newsham House. (Illustrated in James Lomax, British Silver at Temple Newsham House and Lotherton Hall, Leeds,
1992, plate 2).
The molded leaf support issuing from the cup and the acanthus molded and reeded handles are similar to the handle
of a silver-gilt ewer made by Robert Sharp in London in 1783 commissioned for Sarh Anne daughter and heiress of
the banker Sir Robert Child. (Illustrated in Christopher Hartop, The Classical Ideal: English Silver, 1760-1840,
Cambridge, 2010)
Whilst the form is of the last quarter of the 18th century, the addition of the fruiting vine leaf banding to the cup is
much more turn of the century. In many ways this pieces is transitional from late 18th century neoclassicism to a
more informed and academic classicism of the early 19th century. The form of late Georgian and early Regency silver
becomes more squat or square, compared to the elongated cups of the last quarter of the 18th century. The
decoration is also much more true to actual classical motifs as drawn by the architect Charles Heathcote Tatham and
championed by the designers Thomas Hope and George Smith. It is likely that the founder re-used the mold an many
of the elements adding the vine leaf frieze to update the model rather than creating a whole new form.
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LOT 486
AN ITALIAN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF CHARITY, FROM THE CIRCLE OF
GIUSEPPE MAZZUOLI (1644-1725)
LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
18 1/4 in. by 12 1/2 in.
46.5 cm by 32 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Giuseppe Mazzuoli, who worked in the Roman workshop of Gianlorenzo Bernini, executed four marble statues and
some thirty terracottas of Charity. His most celebrated group of this subject was the Charity carved under Bernini's
supervision for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII in Saint Peter's Basilica between 1673 and 1675. The present group
relates to his marble on the Pallavicini Monument in S. Francesco a Ripa in Rome, 1713-14, for which a terracotta
sketch still exists in the Pinacoteca, Siena.
Also compare Mazzuoli's group, now in the Louvre (Les sculptures européennes du musée du Louvre, Paris, 2006,
RF 1671, p. 165), of a seated figure of Charity supported by a half pediment which is a model for the tomb of Ramon
Perellos in the church of Saint-Jean de La Valette, Malta.
The finished state of the present terracotta may indicate that it was a presentation model for an altar.
RELATED LITERATURE
A. E. Brinkmann, Barock-Bozzetti, Frankfurt am Main, vol. II, 1925, no. 88
I. Wardopper, From the Sculptor's Hand: Italian Baroque terracottas from the State Hermitage Museum (exh. cat.),
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, pp. 102-103
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LOT 487
A FLEMISH FEUILLES DE CHOUX TAPESTRY FRAGMENT
16TH CENTURY
8 ft. 2 1/2 in. by 4 ft. 4 in.
250.2 cm by 132.1 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD


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LOT 488
AN ITALIAN MARBLE RELIEF OF A COLOSSAL CHERUB, CIRCLE OF
CAMILLO MARIANI (1565-1611)
EARLY 17TH CENTURY
20 ¾ in. by 36 ½ in.
53 cm by 92 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present large relief relates a set of marble reliefs at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, attributed to Camillo Mariani
(Venturi 1937, p. 371, fig. 299).
RELATED LITERATURE
A. Venturi, Storia dell'Arte Italiana, Milan, 1937, X/III, pp. 349-377
Oreste Ferrari, Le sculture del seicento a Roma, Rome, 1999, p. 238
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LOT 489
PROPERTY OF AURORA TRUST
A PAIR OF ITALIAN LATE RENAISSANCE PARCEL-GILT, BROWN-PAINTED
AND CARVED TORCHÈRES
LATE 16TH CENTURY
heights 72 in., 73 in.
183 cm, 185.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Collection of Catalina von Pannwitz, Berlin and Heemstede
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LOT 490
AN ITALIAN MARBLE BUST OF DIANA, BY GIUSTO IL CORTE (1627-1678)

CIRCA 1660
height overall 27 3/4 in.
70.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This fine marble bust of Diana is immediately recognizable as the work of the Flemish born Italian sculptor Giusto Il
Corte (or Juste Le Court), who travelled to Rome and eventually settled in Venice around 1655. He quickly became
well-known and won several commissions but his most celebrated work was the decoration of the high altar of S Maria
della Salute, Venice. The animation and often theatricality of his sculptures recalls the style of Gianlorenzo Bernini,
whose works Il Corte would have seen on his visits to Rome. He was clearly captivated by variations in texture, which
he used in his carvings to enhance the details and play of light and shade. The lively treatment seen here in Diana's
hair, artfully gathered in a chignon and adorned with a plait, directly corresponds to several of Il Corte's busts and
figures including his bust of a female in Stra. villa Pisani (Guerriero, op. cit., fig. 196). He carved the hair on his bust of
Christ (Guerriero, op. cit., fig. 237) in Cittadella, chiesetta di Bernardo Nave in the same manner, building up the
volume with undulating curls and tresses falling on the chest, finishing in fine strands of hair. The large, almond-
shaped eyes with delicately carved tear ducts and thin eye lids combined with very a classical nose are
also characteristic of Il Corte's work, particularly in his mythological or allegorical figures and busts.
The broad face with full lips seen in this Diana is another distinguishing feature of his sculptures including his two
signed allegories of Strength and Prudence in the monument to Alvise Mocenigo in San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti,
executed between 1657 and 1665 (Bacchi, op. cit., figs. 411 and 412).
RELATED LITERATURE
A. Bacchi, Giusto Il Corte, in La sculture a Venezia a Sansovino a Canova, eds. A. Bacchi and S. Zanuso, Milan 2000
S. Guerriero, "Le alterne fortuine dei marmi: busti, teste di carattere e altre 'scolture moderne' nelle collezione
veneziane tra sei e settecento," in La scultura veneta de seicento e del settecento: nuovi studi, Venice, 2002, pp. 73-
149
A. Bacchi, "Le cose più belle e principali nelle chiese di Venezia sono opere sue": Giusto Le Court a Santa Maria della
Salute (e altrove), in Nuovi Studi, XI, 12, 2006, pp. 145-158
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LOT 491
PROPERTY FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK
A PAIR OF LARGE FRENCH TERRACOTTA GROUPS OF CHILDREN PLAYING

IN 18TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY


heights 47 1/2 in. and 46 in.
121 cm, 117 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Philippe Sichel, Paris
Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 23, 1899, nos. 126 and 127
Thomas Fortune Ryan, New York
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, November 23-25, 1933, no. 299
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LOT 492
A SPANISH BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD FRAME

SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY


now set with a mirror plate.
height 85 in.; width 46 in.
216 cm; 117 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 493
A LARGE SPANISH COLONIAL BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD FRAME
now set with a mirror plate.
height 87 in.; width 58 in.
221 cm; 147.5 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 494
AN ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE VASE
19TH CENTURY
height 31 in.
79 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present vase is inspired by a design by Massimiliano Soldani Benzi (1656-1740), Italian sculptor and medalist
whose studio in Florence specialized in bronze figures, busts and medals often inspired by antiquity. He made multiple
versions of similar ewers, two of which can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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LOT 495
A LOUIS XIV STYLE CUT GLASS-MOUNTED GILT BRONZE TWELVE-LIGHT
CHANDELIER
height 48 in.; diameter 33 in.
122 cm; 84 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 496
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
A GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR
CIRCA 1735
Losses to gilding and gesso.
height 7 ft. 7 in.; width 41 in.
231.1 cm; 104.1 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold, Christie's, Los Angeles, The Duquette Collections, March 12-14, 2001, lot 1560 ($215,000)

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present mirror concieved in the Roman / Palladian manner as championed by William Kent and Lord Burlington
relates to an Apollo-headed mirror that was supplied in the 1730s for Ragley Hall, Worcestershire while its mask
displayed in a feathered scalloped cartouche relates to that of a mirror supplied to the Duke of Richmond at
Goodwood House. (illustrated Edwards and Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 1983, vol. II, pp.
335 and 338, figs. 62 and 70) It also relates to a mirror possibly made for Sir Richard Hoare, of Barns Elms by William
Linnell and now at Stourhead (illustrated in H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London, 1980,
vol.II, p.92, fig.177). Another similar mirror was sold at Christie's London, November 30, 2000, lot 59 (£25,000).
Another surmounted by a shell cartouche with Neptune mask was sold by the late Mrs. S. Winkworth, Sotheby's,
London, May 26, 1967, lot 122.
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LOT 497
A GERMAN BAROQUE WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT BUREAU CABINET
PROBABLY DRESDEN, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
height 84 in.; width 43 1/2 in.; depth 23 1/2 in.
213.5 cm; 110.5 cm; 60 cm

ESTIMATE 12,000-18,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
G. Haase, Dresdener möbel des XVIII Jahrhunderts, Leipzig, 1983, plate 49 and 50, p. 285.
Fig. 84 illustrates various cabinets conceived in a similar vein in walnut.

The form of the bureau cabinet derives from the English 18th century prototypes which were so popular in the German
states. In Dresden, from 1734 in became one of the most recognized forms for an apprentice to proffer as his
masterpiece.
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LOT 498
PROPERTY OF MRS. C. CHARLOTTE LAKERS AND THE LATE MR. PAUL J. LAKERS,
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, FORMERLY OF LONDON AND BRUSSELS
AN ITALIAN SPECIMEN MARBLE TABLE TOP
LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
together with a later chrome table base. 2 pieces.
height of table 30 in.; width 5 ft. 3 1/4 in.; depth 31 in.
76.2 cm; 160.7 cm; 78.7 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD


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LOT 499
AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

PROBABLY ROME, CIRCA 1780


height 36 1/2 in.; width 44 in.; depth 23 1/2 in.
93 cm; 112 cm; 60 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 500
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ITALIAN TRANSITIONAL CARVED GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR
ROME, CIRCA 1770
height 47 3/4 in.
121.5 cm

ESTIMATE 80,000-120,000 USD

PROVENANCE
The Alberto Bruni Tedeschi Collection, sold Sotheby's London, March 21, 2007, lot 131

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present armchair is a superb example of the Roman art of chair-making, the highly unusual carving on the back
making it a unique model. Although the form is still Rococo, the presence of the Roman profile medallions and the
guilloche motif are of Neoclassical inspiration. An identically carved armchair of the same measurements with
variations in the medallion formerly in the Pallesi Collection is illustrated Carlo Steiner, Mobili ed Ambienti Italiani dal
Gotico al Floreale, Milano, 1963, fig. 520 and sold Sotheby's London, June 11, 2003, lot 77. Because of the same
measurements and design this chair was most likely the pair to the present lot.
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LOT 501
AN ITALIAN GRAND TOUR PATINATED BRONZE LANTERN
19TH CENTURY
height 37 in.; diameter 17 in.
94 cm; 43.5 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 502
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF KENNETH S. BATTYE, BALTIMORE
AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE MEDICI VENUS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE,
CIRCA 1700, FLORENCE
22 1/4 in.; 56.5 cm.

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, March 2, 1974, lot 71
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LOT 503
AN ITALIAN ORMOLU AND HARD STONE-MOUNTED EBONY CASKET
SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
height 10 1/2 in.; width 16 1/2 in.; depth 13 in.
27 cm; 42 cm; 33 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Christie's New York, May 24, 2000, lot 323
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LOT 504
A LOUIS-PHILIPPE SILVERED BRONZE AND BLUE GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT
CHANDELIER

CIRCA 1840
height 44 in.; diameter 28 1/2 in.
112 cm; 72.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Danish Royal Collection, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
Galerie Camoin Antiquités, Paris, 1991
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LOT 505
A PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL CUT GLASS-MOUNTED CARVED
GILTWOOD TWELVE-LIGHT CHANDELIERS
GENOA, CIRCA 1800
height 50 in.; diameter 33 1/2 in.
127 cm; 85.5 cm

ESTIMATE 18,000-25,000 USD


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LOT 506
AN EMPIRE STYLE CUT GLASS-MOUNTED GILT BRONZE TWENTY-LIGHT
CHANDELIER
CIRCA 1900
height 39 1/2 in.; diameter 32 1/2 in.
100.5 cm; 83 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 507
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1775
height 21 1/2 in.; width 15 1/2 in.
55 cm; 39.5 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, 23 November 2009, lot 74
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LOT 508
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
CIRCA 1775
en suite with the previous lot.
height 21 1/2 in.; width 16 1/2 in.
55 cm; 42 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold Sotheby's New York, 23 November 2009, lot 75
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LOT 509
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
CIRCA 1765
The underside with chalked number 6605. Needlework associated.

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 510
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT
A FINE GEORGE III PART-EBONIZED INLAID SATINWOOD, HAREWOOD AND
TULIPWOOD MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE GAMES TABLE
CIRCA 1785
the demi-lune cross-banded top with flowerhead inner banding and centered by a fan and
opening to a baize-lined palying surface above a conforming frieze fitted with a central
drawer flanked by oval patera and raised on fluted circular tapering legs.
height 31 in.; width 47 3/4 in.; depth 23 1/2 in.
78.7 cm; 121.3 cm; 59.7 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 511
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF GEORGE II MAHOGANY BERGÈRES
CIRCA 1750
Restorations.

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 512
A GEORGE I GILT-GESSO GIRANDOLE IN THE MANNER OF JOHN GUMLEY
AND JAMES MOORE
CIRCA 1720
the reverse bearing a paper lable printed with Chenue.SARL / Layetier Emballeur / 5, Rue de
la Terrasse, PARIS (17¢) and inscribed Monsieur Lion / Angleterre, the backboard with
pencilled inscription 25/10/51 and chalked number MH 11/2. Mirror plate replaced.
height 4 ft. 9 in.; width 37 in.
146.1 cm; 94 cm

ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present girandole, originally fitted with two candle arms, with its jester heads to the cresting relates directly to a
pier table attributed to James Moore and almost certainly commissioned by Lucy Knightley (1651-1738) and his wife
Jane Grey Benson of Fawsley Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire, sold in these rooms, April 4, 2007, lot 134
($220,000). Like this table, the present girandole makes use of a distinctive fully modeled heads, with well rounded
faces and curious caps which appear to be unrecorded. Moore's 'heads' are usually in the form of 'Indian' masks with
plumed headdresses, examples of which are found on a table ornamented with the cipher of William Cavendish,
Marquess of Hartington, (later 2nd Duke of Devonshire) now at Chatsworth (Murdoch, op. cit. p. 412, fig. 12). A
carved gilt-gesso coffer attributed to Moore (Murdoch, op. cit., p. 410, fig. 9) however is ornamented with masks with
fully rounded features which are clearly related to the heads on the present girandole; now in the collection of The
National Trust at Treasurer's House, York, this has no provenance and no heraldic marks of ownership. The only
other pair of tables recorded which have fully sculpted heads and could possibly attributed to Moore was formerly at
Tyttenhanger House, Hertfordshire. Illustrated in Lanto Synge, Mallett's Great English Furniture, p. 86, fig. 90. The
canopied lambrequin to the central part of the cresting is a motif which Daniel Marot used, and is similar to a Dutch
mirror, circa 1730 and to an English mirror, circa 1725 both illustrated in Graham Child, World Mirrors, 1650-1900,
London, 1990, fig. 465, p. 224-225 and fig. 61, p. 81 respectively.
Moore (c.1670-d. 1726), of Nottingham Court, Short's Gardens, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, was possibly originally
apprenticed to Elizabeth Gumley (1674-d. 1751) and her son John (1691-1727), although his name does not appear
in the records of either the Joiners' or Glass Sellers' Companies. The first printed reference to the Gumleys
themselves appear in The London Gazette of June 21, 1694, an advertisement recording that 'At Salisbury-Exchange
in the Strand, where the Manufactory was kept, by John Gumley, Cabinet-maker, at the corner of Norfolk Street.....is a
sale of all sorts of Cabinetwoek, as Japan Cabinets, Chests of Drawers, Screutores, Writing-Tables, and Dressing
Suits of all sorts'. The accounts of the Royal Palaces on October 2, 1702, record an entry noting the receipt by John
Gumley of 'the Summe of Sixty pounds being in full for a looking-glass ....delivered for his late Majties [sic] use in the
Year 1691'. In 1714 they entered into partnership with James Moore, an association that continued until his death in
1726, although it is obvious from surviving documentary evidence that the partners frequently carried out individual
commissions, besides those for the Royal Household. One of Moore's major clients was Sarah, Duchess of
Marlborough, 'becoming as much involved with building work and the supervision of fitting out apartments as with
cabinet making' at Blenheim Palace (Beard and Gilbert, The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986.
pp. 618-619). Although Duchess Sarah referred to Moore as her 'oracle', the large group of gesso ornamented
furniture in the collection at Blenheim is virtually undocumented and attribution has to be made on stylistic grounds.
Other known patrons include the Duchess of Buccleuch, Dalkeith Palace, Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu, and the 3rd
Earl of Burlington, Burlington House, Piccadilly. It is interesting to note that an account for Burlington House is
annotated 'received for the use of my Master. Mr James Moore by me Benjamin Goodison' who succeeded Moore as
the Royal Cabinetmaker on the latter's death in 1726.
The present girandole is also very similar to ones by John Belchier, especially to a pair of large sconces or girandoles
which he supplied in 1724 for the Salone at Erddig, Denbighshire, Wales, with his distinctive birds' heads to the
crestings (Bowett, op. cit. pp. 280-281). A mirror almost identical to those at Erddig and possibly by Belchier which
incorporates bearded satyr masks to the cresting is illustrated in F. Lewis Hinckley, Queen Anne & Georgian Looking
Glasses, New York, 1987, p. 93, fig. 94. Another mirror with satyr masks to the cresting is illustrated ibid. p. 92, fig.
93.
John Belchier, a cabinet-maker recorded at The Sun, on the south side of St. Paul's Church Yard in 1717 until his
death in 1753 at the age of seventy. His trade labels appeared in several formats, cut as either a square or circle with
his name spelt either 'Bel-Chier' or, 'Belchier.' Another more informative variant was a rectangular label, headed by his
shop sign - an ornamental sun - which appears on the reverse of a burr walnut bureau cabinet sold at Sotheby's
London, November 14, 1980, lot 30. It notes that Belchier was a maker of 'fine Peer and Chimney-Glasses, and Glass
Sconces, Likewise all Cabbinet Makers Goods.'
Belchier, whose name is thought to reflect Huguenot origins, was possibly the son of another important craftsman,
also John Belchier, who may well be the tradesman who worked extensively for Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu, at
Boughton House. John Belchier, the younger, received his most significant commission from John Meller at Erddig,
Wales, for whom he produced a related mirror (illustrated, Martin Drury, `Early Eighteenth Century Furniture at
Erddig,' Apollo, July 1978, p. 49, fig. 5) and a celebrated suite of gilt and silvered gesso furniture during the 1720s
(see Martin Drury, op. cit.). In the 1730s he also carried out important work for the Purefoy family at Shalston,
Buckinghamshire. In addition to cabinet work, Belchier also produced both clear and mirrored glass. Records reveal
that he supplied a quantity of glass for St. Paul's Cathedral in the 1720s and in all likelihood he manufactured the
glass for his own furniture.
See:
Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740, Woodbridge, 2009
Tessa Murdoch, 'The King's cabinet-maker, the giltwood furniture of James Moore the Elder', The Burlington
Magazine, June 2003
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LOT 513
A FINE AND RARE STUART BEADWORK AND SILK PICTURE

CIRCA 1670
depicting a standing male and female figure clothed in contemporary dress withing
flowering foliage before a recumbant leopard and lion and a perched parrot and other bird.
Within a later frame.
framed 13 1/4 in. by 16 1/2 in.; panel approximately 10 3/4 in. by 13 3/4 in.
33.7 cm; 41.9 cm; 27.3 cm; 34.9 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-25,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This wonderfully vibrant and intricate picture worked in raised beadwork depicting a late 17th century couple amongst
exotic fauna and flowering flora belongs to a well-established group of pictures made from the 1660s through the early
1680s centering the restoration of the monarch of Charles II. Many of these pictures depict Royal figures such as
Charles II with his consort Catherine of Braganza, biblical figures such as King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba as
well as Adam and Eve, and couples about to be married. The present picture may fall in to the later category
commemorating a marriage. The setting is reminiscent of the Garden of Eden, with overtones of fruitfulness and
prosperity. Beadwork, because of its fragile nature, is one of the rarer survivals of the decorative arts to have survived
from the latter half of the 17th century. The colored glass beads naturally retain their original strong hues, most of the
surviving articles being in the form of pictures and baskets. A beadwork basket depicting Charles II and Catherine of
Braganza with allegories of the Four Continents, is illustrated, A. Morrall and M. Watt, eds., English Embroidery from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580-1700: 'Twixt Art and Nature', New Haven and London, 2008, pp. 134-5, fig. 13-
13a; exhibition held at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, December
11, 2008-April 12, 2009. A number of other similar beadwork/needlework pictures depicting a similar subject are also
illustrated (Morrall and Watts, op. cit. nos. 27, 55 and 56. pp. 163, 216, 217, 219). For a number of related beadwork
pictures, see also Xanthe Brooke, The Lady Lever Art Gallery Catalogue of Embroideries, Phoenix Mill,
Gloucestershire, 1992, nos. LL5272, LL5276, LL5257, LL5264, LL5341, LL5342, LL5343. A beadwork basket
depicting Adam and Eve sold in these rooms, April 9, 2009, lot 34 ($40,625).
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LOT 514
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTION
A QUEEN ANNE PARCEL-GILT RED-JAPANNED CABINET ON STAND
the cabinet opening to an arrangement of small drawers raised on a stand with concave
frieze above a pierced foliate carved apron centered by putti riding winged birds raised on
tapering foliate-carved legs headed by masks and ending in shaped feet joined by foliate X-
form stretchers. Restorations to decoration.
height 6 ft.; width 40 3/4 in.; depth 22 in.
182.9 cm; 103.5 cm; 55.9 cm

ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The present cabinet on stand is almost identical to one which sold in these rooms January 22, 1994, lot 279 from the
collection of Mr. E. F. Wythes and was illustrated in Edwards and Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev.
ed., Woodbridge, 1983, vol. I, color plate III. The stand itself is almost identical with putti riding winged birds and has
almost identical supports. It differs slightly in that the present stand has bifurcated feet which is similar to another
stand to a cabinet at Saltram and illustrated in Adam Bowett, English Furniture, 1660-1714: From Charles II to Queen
Anne, Woodbridge, 2002, p. 164, plate 5:33. Each of these cabinets is japanned with Chinese scenes and has gilt-
brass mounts and hinges and each open to an arrangement of smaller drawers. The exuberant foliate baroque bases
include classical motifs such as masks to the tops of the legs and putti as well as acanthus leaves. During this period
of time there were numerous Chinese lacquered pieces either made for the export market or for domestic
consumption being imported into England and the demand was extremely high. One of the domestic pieces was the
two-door cabinet which encloses small drawers which would normally sit on the floor in a Chinese household, but in
England was placed on an elaborately carved stand to be the centerpiece of a room. To keep up with the demand for
lacquered pieces, English craftsman imitated the lacquer by painting their own pieces to look like lacquer in a process
known as japanning. The present cabinet with its finely japanned surface is of the highest quality and imitates the
lacquer and the figures very well. For a full discussion on japanning in the late 17th/early 18th century England see
Bowett, op. cit. pp. 152-169.
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LOT 515
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH SILK AND METALIC-
THREAD NEEDLEWORK LONG SAMPLER
CIRCA 1660
with a large central panel worked with ladies bearing enormous flowerheads in pink and
blue robes, their faces of white button-hole stitch with facial characteristics, flaps to each
side similarly worked and enclosing boxer-like figures in pink and green, border bands of
acorns and blooms worked in cross-stitch and outlined with raised silver thread chain-
stich, other bands with gobelin stitch blooms, leaves in polychrome silks infilled with a
cariety of designs normally associated with blackwork, raisedwork negro hunter with
raised bow, lions, stags, dragons, horses, insects, dogs, a highly detailed band with more
button hole stitched boxers holding blooms, fierce lion, scarlet squirrel, spiders, minutely
worked pots of blooms and acorn bands higlighted with silver thread, the verse at the base
workd in polychrome cross-stitch: These are the practis of mi Youth entitled by the name of
truth with care and cost I these have I wrought and finished it with virgin thoug(ht), having
run out of space, the last two letters being squeezed into the line above.

ESTIMATE 80,000-120,000 USD

PROVENANCE
Sold, Sotheby's London, March 4, 1998

CATALOGUE NOTE
This is the companion-piece to the fine needlepoint lace sampler which was sold at Sotheby's, London, March 13,
1997 lot 47 (£62,000). The two samplers were originally purchased together by the vendor in London in the 1970's.
There are striking similarities between them such as the incorporation of figures in arches, the working of the faces of
the three figures in this sampler with those of the mermaids, the button-hole stitched robes of the three ladies with
those of the male figures, the fountain etc on the needlepoint lace sampler. This sampler is technically brilliant and it is
surprising that no lace bands were incorporated as is the custom. It is probable that the polychrome lace sampler sold
as lot 47 was the lace exercise, this sampler being the test of embroidery technique and border patterns by the same
girl. Sadly neither piece was signed or dated and so this needlewoman must remain anonymous.
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LOT 517
ITALIAN SCHOOL, A CHURCH INTERIOR
LATE 18TH CENTURY
tempera on canvas, in later parcel-gilt and ebonized frame.
height with frame 47 1/4 in.; width with frame 55 1/2 in.
120 cm; 141 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 518
A PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE POLYCHROME-DECORATED
PLASTER PANELS
19TH/20TH CENTURY
height 26 in.; width 51 1/2 in.
66 cm; 131 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 519
A PAIR OF ITALIAN EMPIRE PARCEL-GILT AND WHITE-PAINTED
ARMCHAIRS
CIRCA 1820
height 33 1/2 in.
85.5 cm

ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparative Literature:
E. Colle, Il Mobile Impero in Italia, Milan, 1998, p. 364, ill. 118 and designs for related chairs are illustrated op. cit., p.
368.
The pierced scrolling acanthus and lion monopodia arm supports relate these impressive bergères to the work of
Pelagio Palagi (1775-1860), a painter, sculptor and architect who worked extensively for the Royal court of Savoy.
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LOT 520
AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL GILT BRONZE, PARCEL-GILT AND PART-
EBONIZED GUÉRIDON
19TH CENTURY
height 31 in.; diameter 24 in.
79 cm; 61 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 521
A SET OF SIX ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL MECCA AND CARVED ARMCHAIRS
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
height 37 1/2 in.
95.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-30,000 USD


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LOT 522
A GERMAN CUT GLASS-MOUNTED ORMOLU AND GILT-METAL EIGHTEEN-
LIGHT CHANDELIER, BY THE WORKSHOP OF WERNER AND NEFFEN, AFTER
A DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL (1781-1841)

19TH CENTURY
height 64 in.; diameter 40 1/2 in.
163 cm; 103 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
The workshop of Werner and Mieth was founded in Berlin in 1792 on Friedrichswerde, Jägerstraße 64. In 1822 they
changed their name into Werner and Neffen.
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LOT 523
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT BOUILLOTTE LAMP

LATE 18TH CENTURY


height 28 1/2 in.
72.5 cm

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 USD


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LOT 524
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE THREE-BRANCH
CANDELABRA

POSSIBLY AUSTRIAN, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY


height 20 1/2 in.
52 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD


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LOT 525
AN ORMOLU AND VERDE ANTICO MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK, AFTER A
MODEL BY PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE
INCORPORATING SOME EARLY 19TH CENTURY ELEMENTS
height 25 1/2 in.; width 25 3/4 in.; depth 7 1/2 in.
65 cm; 65.5 cm; 19 cm

ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
An identical clock case on a red marble base, made by Thomire, is in the collection of HRH Queen Elizabeth II,
illustrated, Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks, London, 1983, pp. 144-145. It was purchased in 1810 by George IV from a
M. Boileau. Jagger further notes that another identical example was sold at the auction of the property of a French
bronze-sculptor in 1829; the catalogue entry on that occasion remarked that Thomire's price for this model was 1,500
francs. Another virtually identical clock, also by Thomire, is illustrated, Tardy, French Clocks The World Over, Paris,
1981, 5th ed., vol. II, p. 274. Thomire produced other large-scale clocks which incorporated chariots such as the
chariot of the seasons, illustrated, Jean-Dominique Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, London 1997, p. 144, no. 108.
Another clock depicting the chariot of Venus has a case made by François Timothée Matelin, illustrated, Augarde, op.
cit., p. 144, no. 109. It was thought to have been part of the furnishings of Madame Mère at the hotel de Brienne,
another was at the Tuileries in 1807, and a third at the Elysée Palace in 1809.
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LOT 526
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE FIVE-LIGHT
CANDELABRA, ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE
CIRCA 1815
height 32 3/4 in.
83.5 cm

ESTIMATE 25,000-35,000 USD


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LOT 527
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU VASES
CIRCA 1810
height 11 in.
28 cm

ESTIMATE 8,000-12,000 USD


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LOT 528
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1775, THE DIAL SIGNED BARANCOURT A PARIS
height 12 in.; width 9 1/4 in.; depth 4 1/2 in.
30.5 cm; 23.5 cm; 11.5 cm

ESTIMATE 5,000-7,000 USD

CATALOGUE NOTE
This clock was executed after a design by François Vion and was intended as a piece de bureau. Depicting a weeping
lady comforted by Cupid with a dead dove and an extinguished torch, this model was known as la Douleur and la
Pleaureuse and symbolized the loss of love or virginity in a sentimental, almost "Greuze-ian," fashion. It was among
the more popular models of the late 1770s and retailed at 450 livres.