06 novembre 2019

'Cent portraits pour un siècle' au Musée Lambinet

Cent portraits pour un siècle au Musée Lambinet VERSAILLES - Parce qu’il est riche de près de cinquante portraits peints et dessinés et qu’il est largement consacré à l’art de vivre au XVIIIe siècle, le musée Lambinet était le lieu idéal pour accueillir Cent portraits pour un siècle. De la cour à la ville sous les règnes de Louis XV et Louis XVI. Cette exposition rassemble une sélection d’œuvres issues de l’exceptionnelle collection privée réunie par le « Conservatoire du portrait du XVIIIe siècle » (CPDHS). Depuis plus de trente... [Lire la suite]

20 octobre 2019

A Louis XV silver tureen to lead Sotheby's October Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York

Lot 690. The Tureen “Aux Écrevisses”. A Louis XV silver Pot-à-Oille, Cover, Liner, and Stand, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1740-42;  The arms changed by his son François-Thomas Germain, c. 1764. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present their autumn series of furniture & decorative arts auction from 23–25 October 2019 in New York. Spanning three sales, this season’s offering is distinguished by an impressive selection of works from important private... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A massive pair of French royal armorial dishes, Yongzheng period, circa 1730

Lot 389. A massive pair of French royal armorial dishes, Yongzheng period, circa 1730; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter, each. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each enameled with the Royal arms of Louis XV within the orders of Saint-Michel and Saint-Esprit, a band of gilt and iron-red scrolling lotus at the well punctuated by cartouches of addorned L's, the rim with Kakiemon style panels of fans and lotus alternate with bowls of finger citrus and other fruit on... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750

Lot 103. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750. Haut. 32 cm. ; Height 12 2/3 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 22,500 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the naturalistic base decorated with reeds. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018
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]