01 juillet 2013

A filigree silver–and silver-gilt-mounted pewter inlaid tortoiseshell première-and contre-partie Boulle marquetry and ebony

A filigree silver–and silver-gilt-mounted pewter inlaid tortoiseshell première-and contre-partie Boulle marquetry and ebony veneered dressing table mirror, probably Southern German, second quarter 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of cartouche form with a stylised acanthus leaf cresting, the finely worked border with tearshaped bands of flowers and leaves, the apron with a stylised scallopshell flanked by cscroll sprays, the reverse with a cresting centred by a stylised anthemion flanked by squirrels blowing horns seated... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2012

An Early Louis Xv Ormolu-Mounted Brass-Inlaid Ebony Boulle Marquetry Commode by Claude Lebesgue, circa 1740

An Early Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Brass-Inlaid Ebony Boulle Marquetry Commode by Claude Lebesgue, circa 1740. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The serpentine Saint Anne Marble top above conforming case profusely inlaIed with scrolling foliage, with pierced mounts cast with scrolling foliage, ruffles and wings, stamped ...EBES...and JME to front left corner; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high, 51¾ in. (131.5 cm.) wide, 25½ in. (65 cm.) deep . Lot 118. Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2010

A brass and tortoiseshell inlaid première-and contre-partie boulle marquetry commode attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731)

A brass and tortoiseshell inlaid première-and contre-partie boulle marquetry commode attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731). Louis XIV, circa 1700. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rectangular top with curved corners above a serpentine front with three short and two long drawers inlaid with Berainesque designs, on hoof feet; two gilt-bronze escutcheons later replacements, rebacked; 82cm. high, 121cm. wide, 63.5cm. deep; 2ft. 8½in., 3ft. 11½in., 2ft. 1in. Estimate 25,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 103,250 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2009

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th c.

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th century Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : Royal Clocks, Cedric Jagger, P.124-125French Clocks The World Over, Tardy, Vol. I, P.154 NOTE : The design of the case of this clock is generally attributed to André-Charles Boulle, (1642-1732), who was appointed cabinet maker to Louis XIV in 1672, (see fig.1.). Referred to by Tardy as a 'helmet' clock, it is also known as a... [Lire la suite]


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