Lot 1048* - A186 Furniture & Sculptures - Thursday, 27. September 2018, 10.30 AM

IMPORTANT CABINET WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,

so-called "bibliothèque en armoire", Louis XIV, by N. SAGEOT (Nicolas Sageot, maître 1706), Paris ca. 1715/25.
Ebony and red tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid with engraved brass fillets in "première partie" and "contre partie"; putti making music, mascarons, birds, flowers, leaves, fillets and decorative frieze. Front with finely paneled double-doors. Opulent matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications; the figures on the doors applied ca. 1800: Allegories of Power, Justice and Abundance. Doors with original inner surfaces and locks. Rear wall, replaced.
150x55x257 cm.

Provenance:
- formerly in the Collection Armand Löwengrad (1893-1944), Paris (before 1929).
- from a private collection, Germany.

The important cabinet on offer is depicted in: S. de Ricci, Les styles Louis XIV et Régence, Mobilier et Décoration, Paris 1929; Ill. 135. This reference book was simultaneously published in English and German.

With expert opinion by J.D. Augarde, Paris 11 November 2017.

Ref.: J.D. Augarde / J.N. Ronfort, Les Contemporaines de Boulle, in: Amdré Charles Boulle (1642-1732), Un Nouveau Style pour l'Europe (Ausstellungskatalog), Frankfurt a.M. 2009/10. P. Kjellberg, Mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; pp. 767ff. (biogr. information).

CHF 250 000 / 450 000

€ 219 300 / 394 740

Sold for CHF 444 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.