05 juin 2013

Christie's London announces full details of The Exceptional Sale to be held on 4 July

The Ogden Mills ‘Armoires à Sept Medailles’ (estimate: £1 million – 1.5 million). Photo: Christies Images Ltd 2013. LONDON.- Christie’s announced full details of The Exceptional Sale which will take place on the evening of 4 July 2013. Since 2008 this unique sale platform has provided collectors with the opportunity to acquire masterpieces of European furniture and decorative arts. The Exceptional Sale brings together a wide variety of objects which are linked by a common attribute: excellence. The sale presents the finest examples... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2010

Louis XV Furniture & Ceramics @ Sotheby's New York

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, fruitwood and marquetry secrétaire de dame à abattant, attributed to RVLC, circa 1760. photo courtesy Sotheby's 114 cm; 63.5 cm; 37.5 cm. Est. 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 74,500 USD NOTE: This secrétaire de dame belongs to a small group of nearly identical pieces stamped by or attributed to Roger Vandercruse. These include one stamped RVLC and formerly in the Dutasta Collection and another attributed to the maker in the Musée du Louvre, see Clarisse Roinet, Roger Vandercruse dit La... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730 with a later moulded serpentine brèche d'alep marble top above three long drawers decorated with chinoiserie figures amongst pavilions and a river, the flared sides decorated with birds on branches with crysanthenums and rockwork, the front with gilt-bronze foliate and scrolled mounts with two ribbon-tied espangnolette female masks, the knees with c-scroll and foliate cast mounts terminating in gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]