Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts

Koller’s history is inextricably linked with the decorative arts, beginning with our first auction in 1958. Furniture, silver, porcelain and sculpture are among our oldest core areas of expertise, and many highly important works of decorative art have been auctioned by Koller over the years. The bureau plat by André-Charles Boulle illustrated below is today considered to be the piece by which all other creations by the celebrated ébéniste to King Louis XIV are measured.

No other European auction house organises twice-annual auctions with such a high concentration of quality furniture and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries, including masterworks in silver and gold, and rare early Meissen porcelain.

Stephan Koller
Furniture & Clocks

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8031 Zurich
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Corinne Koller
Silver

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Sabine Neumaier
Porcelain & Faience

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Giordana Schmid

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Anahi Cardona

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8031 Zurich
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Upcoming auctions

A200 - Furniture, Porcelain & Silver
24.03.2022
Deadline for consignments:
01.01.2022
ibid126 - ibid Furniture
29.03.2022

Past auctions

ibid122 - ibid Furniture
05.10.2021
A198 - Furniture, Porcelain & Silver
30.09.2021
 
A198 - Ivory collection
30.09.2021
 
A198 - Arms & Armour
30.09.2021
 

PAIR OF GAMES TABLES "A MECANISME", Louis XVI, attributed to D. ROENTGEN and his workshop (David Roentgen, Neuwied 1741-1809 Paris), Neuwied ca. 1785. Mahogany in veneer. Rectangular, triple-foldable leaf, lines with green felt. Inlaid with checkers game board, can also be used as a bookrest. Backgammon game board pops up with the aid of a spring mechanism. Secret drawer behind the foldable leg. Removable legs. Fine gilt bronze and brass mounts. 98x48.5x(open 96)x79.5 cm. Provenance: - formerly Didier Aaron, Paris. - from a European collection.
CHF 240 000
PAIR OF GAMES TABLES "A MECANISME", Louis XVI, attributed to D. ROENTGEN and his workshop (David Roentgen, Neuwied 1741-1809 Paris), Neuwied ca. 1785. Mahogany in veneer. Rectangular, triple-foldable leaf, lines with green felt. Inlaid with checkers game board, can also be used as a bookrest. Backgammon game board pops up with the aid of a spring mechanism. Secret drawer behind the foldable leg. Removable legs. Fine gilt bronze and brass mounts. 98x48.5x(open 96)x79.5 cm. Provenance: - formerly Didier Aaron, Paris. - from a European collection.
IMPORTANT COMMODE "L'ALLEGORIE DE LA MUSIQUE", Louis XVI, signed N. LANNUIER (Nicolas Louis Cyril Lannuier, maître 1783) and labelled "marchand mercier", Paris ca. 1785. Tulipwood, purpleheart and various exotic woods, exquisitely inlaid with central medallion after F. BOUCHER (1703 Paris 1770); Front with 2 sans traverse drawers below 3 adjacent drawers. Fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Shaped "Brèche d'Alep" top. 130x59x85 cm. Provenance: - formerly Dubois-Chefdebien Collection, Paris. - Auction Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 23 July 1941 (Lot No. 111). - from a French collection.
CHF 168 000
IMPORTANT COMMODE "L'ALLEGORIE DE LA MUSIQUE", Louis XVI, signed N. LANNUIER (Nicolas Louis Cyril Lannuier, maître 1783) and labelled "marchand mercier", Paris ca. 1785. Tulipwood, purpleheart and various exotic woods, exquisitely inlaid with central medallion after F. BOUCHER (1703 Paris 1770); Front with 2 sans traverse drawers below 3 adjacent drawers. Fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Shaped "Brèche d'Alep" top. 130x59x85 cm. Provenance: - formerly Dubois-Chefdebien Collection, Paris. - Auction Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 23 July 1941 (Lot No. 111). - from a French collection.
SMALL SIDEBOARD "AUX ODALISQUES DANSANTES", Empire, attributed to A. WEISWEILER (Adam Weisweiler, Meister 1778) or F.H.G. JACOB-DESMALTER (François Honoré Georges Jacob-Desmalter, 1770-1841) , Paris ca. 1810. Shaped mahogany. The front with double-doors, the inside with 4 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. Fine "Carrara" top. 102.5x43.5x100 cm. Provenance: - from a French collection.
CHF 132 000
SMALL SIDEBOARD "AUX ODALISQUES DANSANTES", Empire, attributed to A. WEISWEILER (Adam Weisweiler, Meister 1778) or F.H.G. JACOB-DESMALTER (François Honoré Georges Jacob-Desmalter, 1770-1841) , Paris ca. 1810. Shaped mahogany. The front with double-doors, the inside with 4 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. Fine "Carrara" top. 102.5x43.5x100 cm. Provenance: - from a French collection.
IMPORTANT PRINCELY BED "AUX SPHINGES", Empire, attributed to JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE (collaboration between Georges II Jacob, 1768-1803, and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, 1770-1841, 1796-1803), with brand of the CHATEAU DE COMPIEGNE and numbered C 1459, Paris ca. 1803/05. Mahogany, exquisitely carved with sphinxes, garlands, pillars, bows and decorative frieze, and gilt. Bronze mounts, not original. With old label and additional Inventory No. C 5668 in chalk. Some losses. Requires restoration. 215x130x78 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of the collections of the Château de Compiègne. - from the collection of the Marquis and the Marquise de Amodio y Moya, Hôtel particulier, 93 rue de l'Université, Paris (formerly de La Rochefoucauld).
CHF 129 600
IMPORTANT PRINCELY BED "AUX SPHINGES", Empire, attributed to JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE (collaboration between Georges II Jacob, 1768-1803, and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, 1770-1841, 1796-1803), with brand of the CHATEAU DE COMPIEGNE and numbered C 1459, Paris ca. 1803/05. Mahogany, exquisitely carved with sphinxes, garlands, pillars, bows and decorative frieze, and gilt. Bronze mounts, not original. With old label and additional Inventory No. C 5668 in chalk. Some losses. Requires restoration. 215x130x78 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of the collections of the Château de Compiègne. - from the collection of the Marquis and the Marquise de Amodio y Moya, Hôtel particulier, 93 rue de l'Université, Paris (formerly de La Rochefoucauld).
IMPORTANT BUREAU-PLAT OF THE MARQUIS DE NICOLAY "AUX TETES DE SATYRE",Regency, by A.C. BOULLE (André Charles Boulle, 1643-1732), Paris ca. 1720. Ebony and red/brown tortoise shell, exceptionally finely inlaid with engraved brass fillets in "première-partie"; flowers, cartouches and leaves. Rectangular top etched in bronze and lined with gold-stamped leather. Front with broad retracted central drawer, flanked by 1 drawer on each side, and the same but sham arrangement verso, with the exception of the central mascaron of the bust of Democritus. Exceptionally opulent matte and polished gilt brass mounts. Old restorations, so-called "restaurations d'usage". 195x98x80 cm. Provenance: - Family Malon de Bercy or family de Nicolay, in the 18th century. - Léon, Marquis de Nicolay (1801-1873). - Remained in possession of the same family by inheritance, presently in a castle collection, Suisse romande. With detailed opinion by J.D. Augarde, S.C.P. Jean Ronfort, Paris, 25 July 2014.
CHF 3.01 Mio.

IMPORTANT BUREAU-PLAT OF THE MARQUIS DE NICOLAY "AUX TETES DE SATYRE",Regency, by A.C. BOULLE (André Charles Boulle, 1643-1732), Paris ca. 1720. Ebony and red/brown tortoise shell, exceptionally finely inlaid with engraved brass fillets in "première-partie"; flowers, cartouches and leaves. Rectangular top etched in bronze and lined with gold-stamped leather. Front with broad retracted central drawer, flanked by 1 drawer on each side, and the same but sham arrangement verso, with the exception of the central mascaron of the bust of Democritus. Exceptionally opulent matte and polished gilt brass mounts. Old restorations, so-called "restaurations d'usage". 195x98x80 cm. Provenance: - Family Malon de Bercy or family de Nicolay, in the 18th century. - Léon, Marquis de Nicolay (1801-1873). - Remained in possession of the same family by inheritance, presently in a castle collection, Suisse romande. With detailed opinion by J.D. Augarde, S.C.P. Jean Ronfort, Paris, 25 July 2014.

Régence, von A.C. BOULLE (André Charles Boulle, 1643-1732), Paris um 1720.
Ebenholz und rot/braunes Schildpatt ausserordentlich fein eingelegt mit gravierten Messingfilets in "première-partie"; Blumen, Kartuschen und Blätter. Rechteckiges, vorstehendes, mit schwarzem, goldgepresstem Leder bezogenes und in profiliertem Bronzestab gefasstes Blatt auf wellig ausgeschnittener Zarge mit markant geschweiften Beinen. Front mit breiter und eingezogener Zentralschublade, flankiert von je 1 Schublade. Gleiche, jedoch blinde Einteilung auf der Rückseite, mit Ausnahme des zentralen Maskarons in Form einer Demokrit-Büste. Ausserordentlich reiche, matt- und glanzvergoldete Bronzebeschläge und -applikationen in Form von Satyrbüsten, Maskarons, Blattwerk und Zierfries. Alte Restaurierungen, sog. "restaurations d'usage". 195x98x80 cm.
IMPORTANT BUREAU-PLAT OF THE MARQUIS DE NICOLAY "AUX TETES DE SATYRE",Regency, by A.C. BOULLE (André Charles Boulle, 1643-1732), Paris ca. 1720. Ebony and red/brown tortoise shell, exceptionally finely inlaid with engraved brass fillets in "première-partie"; flowers, cartouches and leaves. Rectangular top etched in bronze and lined with gold-stamped leather. Front with broad retracted central drawer, flanked by 1 drawer on each side, and the same but sham arrangement verso, with the exception of the central mascaron of the bust of Democritus. Exceptionally opulent matte and polished gilt brass mounts. Old restorations, so-called "restaurations d'usage". 195x98x80 cm. Provenance: - Family Malon de Bercy or family de Nicolay, in the 18th century. - Léon, Marquis de Nicolay (1801-1873). - Remained in possession of the same family by inheritance, presently in a castle collection, Suisse romande. With detailed opinion by J.D. Augarde, S.C.P. Jean Ronfort, Paris, 25 July 2014.
IMPORTANT COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,Louis XIV, by G.M. OPPENORDT (Gilles Marie Oppenordt, 1672-1742), Paris circa 1700. Ebony and brown tortoiseshell with exceptionally fine, engraved brass "contre partie" inlays. The top edged in bronze. "En arbalete" front with 3 drawers. Exceptionally rich, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. Verso old owner's label "Comte de Contades 9/5 - 21". 122x67x82 cm. Provenance: - Formerly part of the collections of the Marquis Charles Henry de Malon de Bercy, Chateau de Bercy. - Via inheritance and marriage in the de Nicolay collection, Chateau de Bercy. - Christie's Geneva auction on 18.11.1974 (Lot No. 57). - Private collection, Monte Carlo. A highly important commode of impressive quality and elegance.
CHF 549 000

IMPORTANT COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,Louis XIV, by G.M. OPPENORDT (Gilles Marie Oppenordt, 1672-1742), Paris circa 1700. Ebony and brown tortoiseshell with exceptionally fine, engraved brass "contre partie" inlays. The top edged in bronze. "En arbalete" front with 3 drawers. Exceptionally rich, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. Verso old owner's label "Comte de Contades 9/5 - 21". 122x67x82 cm. Provenance: - Formerly part of the collections of the Marquis Charles Henry de Malon de Bercy, Chateau de Bercy. - Via inheritance and marriage in the de Nicolay collection, Chateau de Bercy. - Christie's Geneva auction on 18.11.1974 (Lot No. 57). - Private collection, Monte Carlo. A highly important commode of impressive quality and elegance.

Louis XIV, von G.M. OPPENORDT (Gilles Marie Oppenordt, 1672-1742), Paris um 1700.
Ebenholz und braunes Schildpatt eingelegt mit ausserordentlich feinem, graviertem Messing in "contre-partie"; Blumen, Blätter, Voluten und Zierfries. Rechteckiger Korpus mit vorstehendem, in profilierten Bronzestab gefasstem Blatt und abgeschrägten Eckstollen auf gerader Zarge mit markanten Volutenfüssen. Geschweifte Front "en arbalète" mit 3 Schubladen. Ausserordentlich reiche, matt- und glanzvergoldete Bronzebeschläge und -applikationen in Form von Maskaronen, Widderköpfen, Blattwerk und Zierfries. Verso mit alter Besitzeretikette "Comte de Contades 9/5 - 21". 122x67x82 cm.
IMPORTANT COMMODE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,Louis XIV, by G.M. OPPENORDT (Gilles Marie Oppenordt, 1672-1742), Paris circa 1700. Ebony and brown tortoiseshell with exceptionally fine, engraved brass "contre partie" inlays. The top edged in bronze. "En arbalete" front with 3 drawers. Exceptionally rich, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. Verso old owner's label "Comte de Contades 9/5 - 21". 122x67x82 cm. Provenance: - Formerly part of the collections of the Marquis Charles Henry de Malon de Bercy, Chateau de Bercy. - Via inheritance and marriage in the de Nicolay collection, Chateau de Bercy. - Christie's Geneva auction on 18.11.1974 (Lot No. 57). - Private collection, Monte Carlo. A highly important commode of impressive quality and elegance.