16 octobre 2017

BURZIO at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot, Pair of Royal Louis XV Pliants, Circa 1755-59. Giltwood, 69 x 71 x 52 cm (27 x 27.9 x 20.5 in.). © BURZIO  Each with a loose cushion upholstered in yellow damask above a turquoise silk damask probably original, on a folding X-form molded and scrolling frame branded with crowned ‘ML’ in a circle, incised respectively with inventory numbers ‘10820’ and ‘10822’, red painted numbers ‘6522’ and '6520', and with black painted inventory number ‘473’, one with an inventory number 'C.... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER, Paris, ca. 1755

Lot 1070. Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER (Joseph Baumhauer, "ébéniste du Roi" ca. 1749), Paris, ca. 1755. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Brown tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid with brass mounts "en première-partie"; blossoms, leaves, scrolls, cartouches and decorative frieze. Front with central door and 2 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. The busts and the central cartouche... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris ca. 1755/60

Lot 1093. Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris, ca. 1755-60. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 180 000 (€ 92 590 / 166 670). Photo: Koller. Purpleheart in veneer, and inlaid with reserves and decorated with panels lacquered in the"goût chinois"; idealized park landscape on a black ground, depicting human figures as hunters and exotic animals. Top lined with green, used leather, edged in brass. 6 curved legs. Front with central drawer, the... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Theunissen & de Ghellinck. Stand 137a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

French Louis XV commode with two drawers ‘sans traverse’. Stamp of Mathieu Criaerd (Paris, 1689-1776), cabinetmaker who became master in Paris on 29 July 1738. Chinese and European lacquer, adorned with chiselled and gilt bronze mounts, Breche d’Alep marble top. H 88 x W 112 x D 58 cm. Courtesy Theunissen & de Ghellinck.  Portrait of a gentleman, Louis René Vialy (Aix-en-Provence 1680-1770 Paris), pupil of Hyacinthe Rigaud (Perpignan 1659-1743 Paris), portrait painter and first master... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France

Lot 212. A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France by Jean-François Breton (Fl. 1737-1791), marked, Paris, 1766-1767, with the charge and decharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prevost, 1762-1768. Estimate £50,000 - £80,000 ($64,550 - $103,280). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. oval box, the cover inset with a slightly later portrait miniature, on ivory, by François Dumont (French 1751-1831) of Queen... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted celadon porcelain cachepots, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749

Lot 329. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted celadon porcelain cachepots, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,770 - 38,655 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each of cylindrical form, the celadon decorated with incised flower and stylized leaf motifs, with a scroll and stylized leaf cast rim mount and two scrolled bifurcated handles with acanthus and flowerheads, the base with alternating c-scrolls, rocaille, foliage and flowers; each with crowned C mark to bronze; 16cm. high, 26cm.... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770

Lot 167. The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 90,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the rims applied with running laurel with acanthus at intervals, the borders chased with the Russian Imperial Arms below a band of Vitruvian scrolls on matted ground, marked on backs and pricked and stamped with numbers: 8, 25, 33, 46, 68, 70, 73, 83, 84, 98, 103, and 123; diameter 9 3/4... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

Louis XV à Fontainebleau, "la demeure des rois" au temps des Lumières

Louis XV à Fontainebleau : Affiche. FONTAINBLEAU - de l’histoire du château. Un ensemble d’environ 140 œuvres, tableaux, dessins, meubles, objets d’art, porcelaines, costumes et manuscrits, sortis des collections du château ou empruntés dans des collections françaises et étrangères, publiques et privées, permettra d’illustrer ce que fut le Fontainebleau de Louis XV. L’exposition prendra place dans la salle de la Belle cheminée, espace de 400 mètres carrés situé au premier étage du château, et se poursuivra dans l’appartement... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2015

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740. Estimate 150,000 — 300,000  GBP. Lot. Sold 185,000  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body with gilt-bronze hinged lid with putto feeding a lamb, with a pawed and serpentine bodied goat over the handle from which wreaths of garlands join those hanging from the neck of the ewer, on a c-scroll mounted base; 33.5cm. high, 18cm. wide; 1ft. 1 1/4in., 7in. Provenance: Baron E. de Rothschild, Paris;With Arnold Seligmann,... [Lire la suite]