Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration
Thursday 26 March 2015, 01.30 PM
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.
Sold for CHF 240 000
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.
Sold for CHF 168 000
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.
Sold for CHF 132 000
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).
Sold for CHF 129 600
PAIR OF PRINCELY ENCOIGNURES, Louis XV, signed MIGEON (Pierre II and IV Migeon, maître 1739), guild stamp, Paris ca. 1750. Purpleheart, amaranth and "bois de violette" in veneer, inlaid in "bois de bout"; flowers, leaves and decorative frieze. Front with 1 door. Exquisitely fine matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Both bear brands from the collection of the Duc de Penthièvre. Profiled "Griotte Rouge" top. The legs restored and raised. 79x54x98 cm. Provenance: - from the collection of the Duc de Penthièvre. - by inheritance in the A. Demidoff Collection, Principe di San Donato, ca. 1870. - from the collection of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Villa Demidoff, Pratolino. - Auction Sotheby's "in situ", Villa Demidoff, Pratolino, 22 April 1969 (Lot No. 268). - from a private collection, Dallas. - from an English collection.
Sold for CHF 120 000
SET OF 4 LARGE FAUTEUILS "A LA REINE", Louis XV, signed GOURDIN (Jean Baptiste Gourdin, maître 1748), Paris ca. 1750. Beech, moulded and finely carved with shells, cartouches and decorative frieze, and gilt. Red silk cover with flowers and leaves. Cushion. Gilding restored, with some losses. 71x57x48x97 cm. Provenance: - from a European collection.
Sold for CHF 114 000
PAIR OF IMPORTANT ORNAMENTAL VASES "AUX ENFANTS", Empire, attributed to F. BERGENFELDT (Friedrich Bergenfeldt, 1768-1822), probably after designs by A. VORONIKHINE (Andrej Voronikhine, 1760-1814), St. Petersburg ca. 1805/10. Gilt and burnished bronze and dark red marble. Gilt mounts and applications designed as shells, reeds, fish, mascarons with reed wreaths, swans, griffins and leaf frieze. H 56 cm. Provenance: - from a Swiss private collection.
Sold for CHF 78 000
IMPORTANT CHANDELIER "AUX AMOURS", Empire, attributed to A.A. RAVRIO (André-Antoine Ravrio, 1759 Paris 1814), Paris ca. 1805/10. Matte and polished gilt bronze. Broad drip pans and vase-shaped nozzles. Chains, probably not original. Fitted for electricity. Some losses. D 100 cm. H 96 cm. Provenance: - from a French collection.
Sold for CHF 72 000
PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRAS "AUX VICTOIRES", Empire, in the style of P.P. THOMIRE (Pierre Philippe Thomire, 1751 Paris 1843), Paris ca. 1810. Gilt and burnished bronze and "Griotte Rouge" marble. Gilt mounts and applications. Some losses. H 116 cm and 113 cm. Provenance: - from a Swiss private collection.
Sold for CHF 60 000
MANTEL CLOCK "AUX VICTOIRES", Empire, the dial signed MANIERE A PARIS (Charles-Guillaume Hautemanière, maître 1778), Paris ca. 1805/10. Gilt and burnished bronze. Enamel dial. 2 small gilt hands. Parisian movement striking the 1/2-hours on bell. Gilt mounts and applications. Requires servicing. H 63 cm. Provenance: - from a Swiss private collection.
Sold for CHF 60 000
PRINCELY WRITING DESK WITH COVERED CYLINDER, attributed to Louis XV, M. BAUER (Johann Michael Bauer, Westheim 1710-1789 Bamberg), Bamberg ca. 1765/70. Mahogany in veneer, inlaid with reserves. Curved top with coverable cylinder and hinged lateral supports, curved legs. Front with wide central drawer, and one smaller drawer on each side. Gilt bronze mounts, not original. With label "Schloss Baden Inventar S. 345, Nr. 1". 137x89.5x79.5 (with cylinder 95 cm). Provenance: -formerly in the collections of the Princes of Baden-Baden in the Neue Schloss. - Auction Sotheby's "in situ", 10-20 September 1995 (Lot No. 6647). - from an English collection.
Sold for CHF 48 000
CHRIST ON A THRONE, Gothic, in the style of L. VON BRIXEN (Leonard von Brixen, actually Lienhart Scherhauff, prior to 1438-ca. 1475), Tyrol ca. 1450/60. Carved wood, verso hollowed and with remains of painting. H 103 cm. Provenance: - from an Australian private collection.
Sold for CHF 30 000
ANNA WITH MARY AND JESUS, Gothic , from the Alpine region, probably 17th century. Carved wood, verso hollowed and painted. Anna throning on a chair, with the Christ Child and Mary on her knees. Painting, not original. H 95 cm. Provenance: - from a Swiss private collection.
Sold for CHF 9 600
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW, late Gothic, from the Alpine region, end of the 15th century. Lime, curved, verso hollowed, paint removed. Standing with a book and a knife (incomplete). Base repaired. Hand with knife, repaired. Wormholes. H 128 cm. Provenance: - from a European collection.
Sold for CHF 4 800