Lot 1058* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday, 17. September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF IMPORTANT PEDESTALS WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,

Louis XIV, by A.J. OPPENORDT (Alexandre Jean Oppenordt, 1639–1715), Paris, ca. 1690/1700.
Ebony and red tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid in "premiere partie" and "contre–partie"; flowers, leaves, vases, cartouches and decorative frieze. Exceptionally fine, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications in the form of masks, "masque d'indienne", laurel leaves and decorative frieze. 43x34x116.5 cm.

Provenance:
– In all probability, formerly owned by the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham (1760–1830).
– Collection of the Earls of Ashburnham, Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
– Christie's London, 26 June 1953.
– Christie's London, 3 December 1981 (Lot No. 85).
– Bernard Baruch Steinitz, Paris.
– Collection of the Présidence de la Côte d'Ivoire, Hôtel Masseran.
– Fontainebleau Auction, Osenat, 29 June 2008 (Lot No. 72).
– from a European private collection.
Exhibition:

CHF 90 000 / 140 000

€ 84 110 / 130 840

Sold for CHF 144 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.