01 août 2021

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century; H: 98cm x L: 48cm x 4 Leafs. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Each rectangular panel depicting a figurative landscape with court figures. Note: Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, maître in 1766.Joseph Gengenbach (1712-1797), known as ‘Canabas’, became master cabinet-maker in 1766 and specialised in delicate items of furniture executed in solid... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2020

'Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste in New York' totals $5,885,500 at Christie's New York

© Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s sale Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste In New York achieved a total of $5,855,500 and was 81% sold by lot and 85% sold by value. The top lot of the sale was the exquisite late Louis XVI pietra dura and ormolu-mounted ebony secrétaire en cabinet by Adam Weisweiler circa 1785-1790, which sold for $1,134,000, exceeding its estimate of $600,000-1,000,000. Additional top lots include a Charles X birds eye maple, amaranth, coloured strass and silver exhibition panel, made for... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

COSTERMANS, Stand 119b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Gaspar De Crayer (Antwerp 1582-1669 Ghent), Portrait of a man, 1627. Oil on panel,100 x 73 cm. Inscribed: AETATIS 32. / A° 1627. Antwerp guild mark on the back. © Costermans Certificate issued by Dr. Hans Vlieghe and attribution confirmed by Dr. Sabine Craft at RKD. Provenance: Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, sale of 28 November 1911, lot 123 as Anton van Dyck; private collection, France. Nicolas Petit (Chaource, France 1732-1791), Louis XVI commode with musical instruments, France, second half of the 18th century. With a Brèche d'Alep... [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]
16 mai 2018

Koopman Rare Art at Masterpiece London 2018

Koopman Rare Art, the internationally renowned London based antique silver dealer, is exhibiting at the prestigious Masterpiece London 2018 Art and Antiques Fair from 28 June to 4 July in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art, said: “Driven by the recent high demand for top quality antique silver we have managed to secure several great pieces for the upcoming season. A number are fresh to the market including some superlative Regency examples by Paul Storr (1771-1844) and Benjamin Smith... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

'Théâtre du pouvoir', la nouvelle exposition de la Petite Galerie du Louvre

Antoine-François Callet, Louis XVI, 1779, huile sur toile. Musée du château de Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin PARIS.- En 2017-2018, pour sa troisième saison, l’exposition de la Petite Galerie montre le lien qui unit l’art et le pouvoir politique. Gouverner, c’est se mettre en scène pour assoir son autorité, sa légitimité et son prestige. L’art, au service des commanditaires mécènes, devient alors instrument de propagande. Les figures du prince inspirent les héros tragiques... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2017

STEINITZ at Masterpiece London 2017

Monumental Louis XVI five-light sconce, of a suite of four, adorned with a fleur-de-lys, from a set of eight which were placed in 1800-1801 in the dining room of Madame Bonaparte, the future Empress Joséphine, in the Palace of the Tuileries, Paris, circa 1785, most probably executed originally for a royal residence. STEINITZ, C28 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A pair of 3-light candelabra with figures of bacchantes and putti after Claude I Ballin (1615-1678) and Nicolas Delaunay (1646-1727), master in 1672 and «... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2017

Artcurial to offer an exceptional marble bust of Venus

Lot 57. A marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Estimate of €300,000– 400,000 / $330,000 – 440,000. Photo Artcurial. PARIS.- On 16th May 2017, Artcurial will hold its first sale of the year dedicated to Furniture and Works of Art. Comprising more than 300 jewellery, furniture, sculpture and tapestry lots, the sale will create an overview of 14th to 19th century Decorative Arts, alongside an exceptional antiquity: a marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Sculpted during the... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

Lilac concordance

Embroidered, pink silk coat was worn by a Frenchman in the court of Louis XVI in the 18th century. Photo Susan Stamberg/NPR Mellerio dits Meller, 19th century
19 août 2015

Sotheby's New York announces 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale

George-Henry Blake, The Frick Commodes’ Companion Pair, Boulle Style Marquetry Commodes. Estimate $300/500,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that its 15 October auctions of 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York will feature both a dedicated single-owner sale at 10:00AM, Property of a Distinguished Private Asian Collection, and a various-owners auction at 2:00PM. The morning sale will highlight over 200 works from an important Private... [Lire la suite]