17 juillet 2010

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese red and gilt lacquer and vernis Martin secrétaire à abattant. Attributed to Francois Rubestuck

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese red and gilt lacquer and vernis Martin secrétaire à abattant. Attributed to Francois Rubestuck, retailed by Jean-Louis Grandjean, circa 1766-1770. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated overall with pagodas and figures in an exotic lakeside landscape, the brèche d'Alep marble top with moulded border above two short frieze drawers and a fall-front enclosing a fitted tulipwood interior, with six drawers, above a pair of doors enclosing a plain interior, the angles headed by foliate clasps,... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2008

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730 the upper section with a domed top, with seven baluster turned finials opening to reveal two later shelves, the back decorated with a seascape, each side and the inside of the doors with coats-of-arms within scrolling foliage and flowers, the lower section with a fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with four shaped drawers with scrolled mouldings flanking a cupboard door enclosing a recess and slides, the far right... [Lire la suite]