21 janvier 2018

Galerie Berger at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 105c

Attributed to Pierre Gole (Bergen, Holland 1620-1684 Paris), French middle-table, France, Louis XIV period, circa 1680. Ebony and fruitwood marquetry, H 77 x W 117 x D 73 cm. © Galerie Berger Pierre Gole, an important cabinetmaker who was raised to 'furniture maker-in-ordinary’ under King Louis XIV. He was the first to create marquetry in tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which became famous with André Charles Boulle (1642-1732).   Attributed to Robert Osmond (Canisy 1711-1789... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2016

"Real Time and the Time of Reality" at Galleria d'arte moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Mantel clock, case: French workshop, mechanism: Pierre Du Chesne (c. 1650–1730), c. 1675–90, ebony wood veneered and inlaid with tortoiseshell and gilded brass, chased and gilded copper, silk velvet; 66 × 40 × 21 cm. Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina e Appartamenti Reali, Toilette del Re. FLORENCE - The exhibition Real Time and the Time of Reality is the product of a desire to draw the public's attention to the important collection of clocks in the prestigious rooms and halls of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2016

Getty acquires 31 pieces of French decorative arts from collection of Dr. Horace Wood Brock

 Wall Clock, about 1785. Unknown; Clock movement probably by Nicolas Thomas (French, died after 1806, master 1778). Gilt bronze, enameled metal, glass. 49.5 x 55.9 cm (19 1/2 x 22 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift of Dr. Horace W. Brock in memory of Philippe Kraemer.  LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum today announced the acquisition of an important collection of eighteenth-century French decorative arts assembled by Dr. Horace Wood (Woody) Brock, one of the world’s foremost... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2014

A fine Directoire patinated and gilt bronze allegorical mantel clock "au bon sauvage"

A fine Directoire patinated and gilt bronze allegorical mantel clock "au bon sauvage" with figure personifying Africa; the dial signed Terrien à Paris; first quarter 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The seated figure, accompanied by a panther and a tortoise, carrying a bow and quiver of arrows, on shaped oval base with frieze of putti gathering food, all raised on toupee feet, signed white enamel dial with roman chapters, gilt hands, circular movement with thread suspended pendulum to anchor escapement, count wheel striking the hour... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2012

A Louis XV Ormolu Small Mantel Clock. Circa 1745

A Louis XV Ormolu Small Mantel Clock. Circa 1745. Photo Sotheby's height 12 1/4 in.; width 10 1/4 in.; depth 5 in. 31.5 cm; 26 cm; 13 cm - Estimate 2,500-3,500 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com
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17 août 2012

An Italian Carved Giltwood Mantel Clock Late 18th-Early 19th Century

  An Italian Carved Giltwood Mantel Clock. Late 18th-Early 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's height 17 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; depth 4 1/2 in. 43.5 cm; 39.5 cm; 11.5 cm - Estimate 5,000-8,000 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com
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29 novembre 2008

A fine gilt-bronze and patinated bronze mantel clock signed LACROIX / A PARIS. Louis XV

A fine gilt-bronze and patinated bronze mantel clock signed LACROIX / A PARIS. Louis XV the white enamel dial with bue Roman numerals, the movement and the dial signed LACROIX A PARIS, the drum case surmounted by a monkey handeling an umbrella, raised on the back of an elephant with raised trunk, on a shaped rocaille base cast with applied flowers and snail and lizzard. 42cm. high, 33cm. wide, 20cm. deep; 1ft.4in., 1ft.¾in., 7¾in. Estimate 35,000—50,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sold Paris Ader, Picard, Tajan, December 17 1983, lot T ... [Lire la suite]
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