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.

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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 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

Louis XVI, das Zifferblatt bez. und sign. INVENIT P. HAHN ECHTERDINGEN (Philipp Matthäus Hahn, Esslingen 1739-1790 Echterdingen), die Globen sign. JOH.GAB. DOPPELMAIERI M.P.P. EXHIBITUW JOH.GEORG PULCHNERO CHALCOGR. JÖRIB.A. 1736, Echterdingen um 1785.
Mahagoni profiliert und fein beschnitzt mit Akanthusblättern, Lotusblüten, Perl- und Eierstab und Zierfries. Bastionsförmiges Gehäuse mit vorstehendem Kranz, darauf die Erd- und Himmelgloben, auf gekehltem Sockel. Emailzifferblatt mit arabischen Stundenzahlen, in Braun für die Tagesstunden, in Schwarz für die Nachtstunden, dazwischen 2 kleine Zifferblätter mit roten arabischen Minutenzahlen bzw. mit Angaben für Wochen- und Monatstage sowie Planetensymbolen. Der nach der Ekliptik ausgerichtete Erdglobus mit Wendekreisverschiebung dreht sich einmal täglich und hat Ringe für Sonnenzeit, Jahreszeit sowie Sonnenauf- und Untergang. Der Himmelsglobus stellt die Ansicht des Himmels im Laufe des siderischen Jahres dar. Feines Werk mit Hakengang und Schlossscheibenwerk mit 4/4-Stundenschlag auf 2 Glocken; die kleine Glocke neigbar. Klöppelantrieb über Spindel, Doppelschlossscheibe. Das Kalenderwerk mit Stufenrad, doppelepizyklischem Getriebe, Programmscheiben und Einsatzzähne und entriegelbares 24-Stundenrad. Durch Zahnradübertragung mit dem astronomischen Werk verbunden. 50x28x70 cm.
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
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 140 000
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.