21 juin 2015

Heirloom from Battle of Waterloo veteran offered by Godson & Coles at Masterpiece London

The Marquess of Anglesey's rare George III period satinwood and ebony side cabinet with inset panels of Chinese lacquer. English, circa 1790. Photo courtesy Godson & Coles LONDON.- This week marked the 200th Anniversary of the momentous Battle of Waterloo. Viewed by many as the day that decided the fate of Europe, the Battle of Waterloo was an epic showdown between two of history’s military giants. To celebrate this historical occasion, Godson & Coles will offer at Masterpiece London a... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2013

Back on "Treasures of France", Christie's, October 24, 2012

Louis XIV bibliothèque basse by André Charles Boulle, circa 1700. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 This ormolu mounted, ebony, ebonized brass, simulated tortiseshell and Boulle marquetry bibliotheque basse (low cabinet with bookshelves behind doors) was made by Andre Charles Boulle about 1700 when the ebeniste was 60. The central door is mounted with a figure of Pamona flanked by musical trophies. According to the condition report, the feet have been replaced and some of the mounts were replaced in the 19th century. This type... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2012

A Louis XV Chinese Lacquer and Carved Giltwood Center Table. Mid-18th Century

A Louis XV Chinese Lacquer and Carved Giltwood Center Table. Mid-18th Century. Photo Sotheby's height 28 1/2 in.; width 35 1/4 in.; depth 24 1/4 in. 72.5 cm; 89.5 cm; 62 cm - Estimate 5,000-8,000 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com
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29 mars 2012

Large Chinese lacquer vase. China, 18th-19th Century

Large Chinese lacquer vase. China, 18th-19th Century. Photo Hampel. Overall Height: 159 cm. On a three-legged, standing vessel-like base, baluster vase. The basic color of the paint is iron red, decorated it with four cartridges each branch, flower and bird designs, shoulder and neck with the tapered bats, vines and flowers as well as four cartridges with peonies. The lip of meandering. Estimation € 5000-6000. Unsold Hampel. FRIDAY, 23 MARCH... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2011

An 18th Century Chinese lacquer four fold screen

An 18th Century Chinese lacquer four fold screen. Photo courtesy Bonhams Each side decorated with numerous pavillions and garden buildings with groups of figures, predominantly in gilt on a black ground, 193cm high; each panel 42cm wide. Estimate: £500 - 600 Bonhams. Pictures, Furniture, Tribal, European & Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Oxford www.bonhams.com
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24 juillet 2011

Masterpieces of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection @ Heather James Fine Art

The exquisite group of pieces represent the finest examples of carved red lacquerware from China's Yuan and Ming dynasties. PALM DESERT, CA.- Heather James Fine Art announced on July 20, 2011 the exclusive offering of selections from Masterpieces of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection. The exquisite group of pieces represent the finest examples of carved red lacquerware from China’s Yuan and Ming dynasties. The techniques used in creating red carved lacquer motifs are exacting, cutting through several layers of lacquer... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2010

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755. photo courtesy Sotheby's 86 cm; 128.5 cm; 59 cm.Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Illustrated Life Magazine, August 9, 1954, p. 66. NOTE: The attribution to Marchand rests on the distinctive ormolu mounts quite specific to this maker found on a small group of mainly royal commodes, in particular to the central cartouche. Nicolas Marchand, born circa 1697, was elected maître in around 1735 and... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

A pair of North European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. late 17th century

A pair of North European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. The frames probably late 17th century, the lacquer late 17th century and re-used. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Each with bevelled rectangular plate within a cushion moulded frame with nashiji edge, surmounted by an arched cresting with pierced scrolled edge, both with later mirror plates and backboards - 39 x 25¼ in. (99 x 64 cm.) (2). Est. £15,000 - £25,000 Christie's. Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll. 14 April 2010. London, South Kensington... [Lire la suite]
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