17 mars 2012

Henry Van Soest, Cabinet with the Coat of Arms of King Philip V of Spain, ca. 1701-13,

Henry Van Soest, Cabinet with the Coat of Arms of King Philip V of Spain, ca. 1701-13, Antwerp, tortoiseshell, brass, pewter, ivory, mirrored glass, ebony, gilt-wood,. Galerie J. Kugel, Paris. TEFAF Maastricht This intricately inlaid cabinet with tortoiseshell, pewter and brass depicts the victories of Louis Quatorze. Made by Henry van Soest of Antwerp, the 18th-century cabinet belonged to King Philip V of Spain, grandson of that French king. The price for such a unique piece of furniture is just a shade under $4 million.... [Lire la suite]

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