Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts
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 Hardturmstrasse 102
Furniture & Clocks
+41 44 445 63 20
Corinne Koller Hardturmstrasse 102
+41 44 445 63 22
Sabine Neumaier Hardturmstrasse 102
Porcelain & Faience
+41 44 445 63 12
Giordana SchmidHardturmstrasse 102
+41 44 445 63 52
CHF 514 500
DOUBLE GLOBE CLOCK,Louis XVI, the dial inscribed and stamped INVENIT P. HAHN ECHTERDINGEN (Philipp Matthäus Hahn, Esslingen 1739-1790 Echterdingen), the globes stamped JOH.GAB. DOPPELMAIERI M.P.P. EXHIBITUW JOH.GEORG PULCHNERO CHALCOGR. JÖRIB.A. 1736, Echterdingen circa 1785. Shaped and finely carved mahogany with acanthus leaves, lotus flowers, beading and egg and dart moulding. The clock with enamel dial, the numerals in brown for the daylight hours and blck for the nighttime hours, indicators for days of the week and months and the planetary symbols. The globe turns once a day and has rings for solar hours, times of the year, sunrise and sunset. Fine mechanism with hook movement and count wheel, with 4/4 striking on 2 bells, the small bell can be tilted. Clapper over shaft, double count wheel, calendar movement. The clock and astronomical work connected by gear wheels. 50x28x70 cm. Provenance: - collection of the Prämonstratenkloster Geras, Upper Austria. - Sobek collection, Vienna. -Time Museum Rockford, Illinois. - Collection of E. Mannheimer, Zürich. - Swiss private collection
CHF 710 000
PAIR OF DEMI-LUNE CHESTS OF DRAWERS WITH FLORAL MARQUETRY,Louis XVI, stamped C. TOPINO (Charles Topino, maitre 1773), guild stamp, Paris circa 1775/80. Tulipwood, amaranth and partly dyed precious woods in veneer, with exceptionally fine inlay of floral garlands, fillets and frieze. The demi-lune chests with slightly salient angles and fluted columnar legs, 2 sans traverse drawers under a narrower top drawer, and 1 door at each side. Decorated with exceptionally fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts, applications and sabots and with a shaped "Carrara" top. 142x58x87 cm and 130x60x88 cm. Provenance: from a German collection .
CHF 710 000
IMPORTANT BOULLE MARQUETRY CHEST OF DRAWERS,Régence, from a Paris master workshop, circa 1720/30. Polychrome tortoiseshell finely inlaid on all sides with engraved brass "contre partie" with scenes from Ovid's Metamorphosis within cartouches. The bombé chest with 2 drawers at the front and shaped top edged in bronze. With exceptionally fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts, sabots and applications. 129x65x84 cm. Provenance: - Galerie Didier Aaron, Paris. - from a very important European private collection. .
CHF 537 500
IMPORTANT MAHOGANY CONSOLE "A LA TETE D'HERCULE",Empire, after designs by C. PERCIER (Charles Percier 1764-1838) and P.F. FONTAINE (Pierre François Fontaine, 1762-1853), attributed to F.H.G. JACOB-DESMALTER (François Honoré Georges Jacob-Desmalter, 1770-1841), Paris circa 1810. With a "Carrara" top above 4 chimaera supports with the head of Hercules. Four drawers at the front. Decorated with exceptionally rich matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. 300x60x93 cm. Provenance: - According to an invoice, formerly in the collection of the Duchesse de Valençay. - Galerie Aveline, Paris. - from a European private collection.
CHF 925 000
SECRÉTAIRE A ABATTANT WITH PAINTED PANELS,Louis XVI, stamped N. PETIT (Nicolas Petit, maitre 1761), guild stamp, Paris circa 1775/80. Tulipwood, amaranth and partly green-dyed precious woods in veneer, the panels Chinese 18th century, with fine figural landscapes on light blue ground. The fall-front writing surface lined inside with green leather, set between drawer and compartment with double door. The fitted interior with large central compartment flanked by drawers under 3 large compartments. With exceptionally fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and shaped "Levanto" top. 114x41.5x(open101)x147 cm. Provenance: - Laire Dubreuil auction, Galerie G. Petit Paris am 4.6.1921 (lot no. 76). - Galerie Fleuries auction, Cannes 31.1.1962 (lot no. 44). - from a very important European private collection Publications: - G. Henriot, Les beaux meubles des collections privées, Paris 1928; plate IX, ill. 2. - Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle français, in: Collection Connaissances des Arts, Paris 1963; p. 209 (ill.5). - P. Lemonnier, Nicolas Petit, un ébéniste prospère, in: L'Estampille / L'Objet d'Art 1, 1990; p. 44f.
CHF 580 000