Lot 1070 - A180 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 30. March 2017, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF BOULLE ENCOIGNURES "AUX ESPAGNOLETTES",

Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER (Joseph Baumhauer, "ébéniste du Roi" ca. 1749), Paris ca. 1755.
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 replaced in the 19th century. Shaped "Portor" marble top, replaced.
78x55x94 cm.

Provenance:
- Possibly formerly a part of the Michel Bouret Collection, after 1778.
- Drouot Auctions, Paris, 18 December 1968 (Lot No. 152).
- Ségoura, Paris.
- from a very important private collection, Geneva.

With an expert opinion by Cabinet Etienne/Molinier, Paris 2017.

The pair of encoignures on offer is depicted and described in detail by J.D. Augarde, Joseph Baumhauer, Ebéniste privilégié du Roi, in: L'Estampille, June 1987; p. 15-45.

The inventory of the estate of the Financier M. Bouret, drawn up on 22 June 1778, mentions two encoignures with Boulle marquetry: "deux encoignures de marqueterie ouvrage de Boule (sic), orné de bronze doré d'or moulu et a dessus de marbre vert campan".

References: P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIème siècle, Paris 1989; S. 450ff. (biographical data). D. Alcouffe, Furniture Collection in the Louvre, Paris 1994; I, p. 97 ( Ill. 27). A. Pradère, Die Kunst des französischen Möbels, Munich 1990; S. 231-242. P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, London 1996; p. 775. F.J.B. Watson, Waddesdon, The Manoir, The Collections, London 1959; p. 29.

CHF 150 000 / 250 000

€ 131 580 / 219 300

Sold for CHF 180 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.