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Lot 1058* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF IMPORTANT PEDESTALS WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,

Louis XIV, by A.J. OPPENORDT (Alexandre Jean Oppenordt, 1639–1715), Paris, ca. 1690/1700.
Ebony and red tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid in "premiere partie" and "contre–partie"; flowers, leaves, vases, cartouches and decorative frieze. Exceptionally fine, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications in the form of masks, "masque d'indienne", laurel leaves and decorative frieze. 43x34x116.5 cm.

CHF 90 000 / 140 000 | (€ 84 110 / 130 840)

Sold for CHF 144 500

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Lot 1106* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

COMMODE "A FLEURS",

Louis XV, P. MIGEON (attributed to Pierre II and IV Migeon, maître 1739), Paris, ca. 1750.
Purpleheart, amaranth and "bois de violette", in veneer and inlaid with "bois de bout"; flowers, leaves and decorative frieze. Front with 2 sans–traverse drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Old Inventory No. 656 in red ink. Shaped "Brèche d'Alep" top. Some alterations to the veneer. Marble top with crack. 146x62x89 cm.

CHF 60 000 / 100 000 | (€ 56 070 / 93 460)

Sold for CHF 78 500

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Lot 1069* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

IMPORTANT COMMODE "A FLEURS",

so–called "marqueterie au jasmin", Louis XIV, from a Parisian master workshop, ca. 1720/30.
Ebony, rosewood, maple, amaranth, sycamore and cherry, exquisitely inlaid all–around with flowers, birds, grotesques, mascarons, scrolled leaves and cartouches. Top edged in bronze, curved legs. Front "en arbalète" with 3 drawers, the top drawer divided in two. Opulent, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts, sabots and handles. Restorations and some cracks in the veneer. 119x66.5x90 cm.

CHF 50 000 / 90 000 | (€ 46 730 / 84 110)

Sold for CHF 62 900

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Lot 1294* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF IMPORTANT CONSOLES WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY,

in the Regence style, signed CAILLAUX (Eugène Paul Caillaux, active in the mid–19th century), Paris, ca. 1850/60.
Brown tortoiseshell, finely inlaid with engraved brass fillets; flowers, leaves, cartouches and decorative frieze. Curved, shaped "Fleur de Pêcher" top on a curved frame, with 4 curved scrolled legs connected by a shelf bearing a vase "aux dragons". Large paw feet. Convex front with 1 drawer. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts designed as female busts, mascarons and decorative frieze. 116x58x95 cm.

CHF 40 000 / 70 000 | (€ 37 380 / 65 420)

Sold for CHF 53 300

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Lot 1068* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

COUSTOU, N.

(Nicolas Coustou, Lyons 1658–1733 Paris), signed and dated NICOLAS COUSTOU LUGD FECIT 1711, Lyon.
Marbre statuaire. Kneeling boy kissing the hand of a girl leaning against a cliff. On a narrow rectangular base. L 79 cm. H 43.5 cm.

CHF 45 000 / 75 000 | (€ 42 060 / 70 090)

Sold for CHF 51 500

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Lot 1022* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

IMPORTANT MIRROR "DIANE CHASSERESSE",

Louis XV, Venice , ca. 1740.
Pierced wood, finely carved with Diana at rest, female figures, cartouches, shells, leaves, and decorative frieze, and gilt. Rectangular frame. Gilding, restored. H 221 cm. W 140 cm.

CHF 30 000 / 50 000 | (€ 28 040 / 46 730)

Sold for CHF 42 500

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Lot 1071* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF IMPORTANT CABINETS "A FLEURS",

Regence and later, from a Parisian master workshop.
Sycamore, burlwood and so–called "bois indigènes" as well as bone and engraved mother–of–pearl, exquisitely inlaid with flowers, leaves, cartouches, fillets and decorative frieze. Narrow, rectangular body with protruding top. Front with large double–door. Exceptionally fine, replaced gilt bronze mounts and applications. 177x62x293 cm.

CHF 28 000 / 48 000 | (€ 26 170 / 44 860)

Sold for CHF 41 300

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Lot 1349* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF GUERIDONS "AUX GRIFFONS" WITH MALACHITE,

in the style of Louis XVI–Stil, after designs by P. GOUTHIERE (Pierre Gouthière, 1732–1813/14), probably Russia, 20th century.
Malachite, and gilt and burnished bronze. Octagonal, slightly protruding top, edged in pierced brass, connected to a shelf by griffin–shaped supports. On paw feet. D 70 cm. H 86 cm.

CHF 15 000 / 25 000 | (€ 14 020 / 23 360)

Sold for CHF 38 900

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Lot 1008 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

ALTAR FEATURING SAINT ANNE / THE HOLY KINSHIP,

Gothic, Lower Rhine, ca. 1500.
Carved oak. Saint Anne standing, with Mary and Christ at her feet, and Mary of Cleophas and Mary Salome with their children under Saint Anne's protective cloak. Some losses and cracks. Saint Anne and some of the other figures have their hands missing in part. H 52 cm.

CHF 30 000 / 50 000 | (€ 28 040 / 46 730)

Sold for CHF 36 500

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Lot 1054 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

LARGE COMMODE "A PORTES",

George III, England, ca. 1780/85.
Mahogany, satinwood, burlwood and stained precious woods, exquisitely inlaid with stylised flowers, medallions, fillets, foliage and decorative frieze. Curved body with protruding top. Convex front with double–door. The inside with 4 drawers of different sizes. Swan neck handles. 150x70x93 cm.

CHF 40 000 / 70 000 | (€ 37 380 / 65 420)

Sold for CHF 36 500

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Lot 1243* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

IMPORTANT CLOCK "L'ASTRONOMIE EGYPTIENNE",

Empire, the bronze probably by J.F. DENIERE (Jean François Denière, active until 1844), the dial signed GALLE RUE RICHELIEU 93 (Claude Galle, maître 1786), Paris, ca. 1812/15. Matte and polished gilt bronze. Standing Urania with a long, pleated gown with telescope and compass. Finely engraved bronze dial with hours in Roman numerals. Parisian movement striking the 1/2–hour on bell. Gilding restored. The compass replaced. 65.5x32x95 cm.
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CHF 38 000 / 58 000 | (€ 35 510 / 54 210)

Sold for CHF 36 500

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Lot 1032* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF CONSOLES "AUX FEMMES AILEES" WITH MIRRORS,

Louis XV, Rome, ca. 1750.
Pierced wood, opulently carved with winged female figures, leaves, cartouches and decorative frieze, and gilt. Shaped "Fleur de Pêcher" plate on a pierced frame with scrolled supports . Mirrors with shaped, rectangular frames with mirrored cartouche top. Old label "Ubaldo Giugni Firenze". Gilding restored. Some losses. 107x47x298 cm.

CHF 28 000 / 48 000 | (€ 26 170 / 44 860)

Sold for CHF 35 300

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Lot 1354* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

EMAIL CLOISONNE MANTEL SET,

Napoleon III, the dial signed SCHNEIDER CAMPBELL & CO NEW YORK (a dynasty of merchants in New York, who – as a "retailer" – signed the clocks), Paris, ca. 1880.
Finely painted "email cloisonné" and gilt bronze and brass. Rectangular clock with a pagoda top crowned by a heron, on a pierced base, with elephant heads as the feet . Enamel dial with 12 cartouches, 2 fine hands. Parisian movement striking the 1/2–hour on bell. The vases with pierced lip and base, with elephant heads as the feet. The movement monogrammed AB and numbered 5395/147. Leg of the heron, repaired. Clock 26x21x56 cm. H vases 36 cm.

CHF 25 000 / 45 000 | (€ 23 360 / 42 060)

Sold for CHF 35 300

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Lot 1049* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

COMMODE,

Louis XV, by M. FUNK (Mathäus Funk, 1697 Berne 1783) and his workshop, Berne ca. 1760/80.
Walnut and burlwood, in veneer and inlaid with reserves. Curved body with tall, curved legs, front with 2 sans– traverse drawers. Gilt bronze mounts and sabots. The interior lined with original "Herrenhuter" pasted pater. Shaped "Merlingen" top. 92x53x87 cm.

CHF 28 000 / 48 000 | (€ 26 170 / 44 860)

Sold for CHF 34 100

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Lot 1277* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF IMPORTANT SMALL CABINETS "AUX CYGNES",

1 as a sécretaire, Restoration, signed IACOB (François Honoré Georges Jacob–Desmalter, 1770–1841), Paris, ca. 1820/22.
Flame mahogany carved with swans, laurel wreath, oil lamp and decorative frieze, the interior inlaid with birch and ebony fillets. Rectangular structure with corner posts, known as "colonnettes en palmiers", on profiled swan base with secret compartment. The front with 1 door, for the sécretaire as a sham and with a foldable writing surface, lined with gold–stamped, brown leather, above double–doors. Fitted interior with drawers and compartments. Bronze knobs. White/grey veined marble top. Some losses. 92.5x45x(open 72)x142cm.

CHF 25 000 / 45 000 | (€ 23 360 / 42 060)

Sold for CHF 34 100

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Lot 1214* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PRINCELY WRITING DESK "A COMBINAISON",

Louis XVI, attributed to J. KLINKERFUSS (Johannes Klinkerfuss, 1770–1831), Stuttgart, ca. 1790.
Mahogany in veneer. Rectangular, slidable top. Front with a broad drawer with a leather–lined central shelf over a compartment, the sides each with a sliding shelf over a compartment, the left one with inkwell. With label "stE 10221" (for St. Emmeran) and pencil inscribed "stE 10221". Brand stamp TT with a closed crown (for Thurn und Taxis). Fine brass mounts and applications. 91x63x(open 112)x79 cm.

CHF 25 000 / 45 000 | (€ 23 360 / 42 060)

Sold for CHF 32 900

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Lot 1012 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

CABINET,

Renaissance, probably Augsburg, ca. 1630.
Walnut, cherry, plum, bone and partially coloured fruit woods in veneer and opulently inlaid with figurative motifs from the Old Testament. On the front: Jacob's Ladder, the Creation of Adam and Eve, and The Fall from Grace. On the sides: Jacob's Fight with the Angel, on the right, the Prophet Elijah being fed by Ravens, on the left. The upper lid features the Death of Absalom, on the outside, and Jonah being Spewed Out by the Whale, on the inside. The inside and outside further decorated with numerous Biblical scenes: Joseph and his Brothers, Samson and the Lion, the Four Evangelists, and John the Baptist, etc. 2 front doors, numerous drawers, 4 secret drawers. The drawers are lined with "Herrnhuter" pasted paper. Bronze knobs, locks and hinges in part not original. In part with significant design changes, veneer replacements, feet not original. 64x41x72 cm.

CHF 16 000 / 24 000 | (€ 14 950 / 22 430)

Sold for CHF 29 300

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Lot 1038* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

MIRROR WITH CORAL DECORATION,

Baroque, Trapani or Naples, ca. 1650.
Bronze, gilt brass, ebonized softwood and coral. Octagonal, shaped frame, decorated with fine coral and brass applications designed as foliage and decorative frieze. H 73 cm. W 73 cm.

CHF 25 000 / 35 000 | (€ 23 360 / 32 710)

Sold for CHF 26 900

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Lot 1211* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

ARMCHAIR AND CHAIR "AUX ATLANTES",

Directory, St. Petersburg, ca. 1800/05.
Birch and birch burlwood, finely carved with bearded men wearing lion hides and sandals as Titans, and inlaid with rosewood fillets. Scrolled armrests. Used polychrome fabric cover, in part defective. Fauteuil: 53x536x44x92 cm. Chair: 52x50x43x86 cm.

CHF 10 000 / 20 000 | (€ 9 350 / 18 690)

Sold for CHF 26 900

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Lot 1249* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

IMPORTANT CHANDELIER "AUX FEMMES AILEES",

Empire, probably Lucca, ca. 1810/15.
Wood and plaster, finely carved with winged female figures, palmettes, putti, cornucopias and decorative frieze, and ebonized and parcel–gilt. 8 light branches with large, leaf–shaped drip pans and vase–shaped nozzles. D ca. 100 cm. H ca. 130 cm.

CHF 20 000 / 30 000 | (€ 18 690 / 28 040)

Sold for CHF 26 900

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Lot 1096 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

TAPESTRY "LE TRIOMPHE DE MERCURE",

Regence, signed V*LEYNIERS*DL (Manufactory of Urban and Daniel IV Leyniers, active between 1729 and 1747), after drawings by J. VAN ORLEY (Jan van Orley, 1665–1735), Brussels, ca. 1740.
Depiction of Mercury with a winged helmet and a staff between a rooster and a putto. Finely stylised leaf border. Height reduced by sewing. H 285 cm (actually 392 cm). W 570 cm.

CHF 20 000 / 30 000 | (€ 18 690 / 28 040)

Sold for CHF 24 500

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Lot 1188* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

SKELETON CLOCK WITH MOON PHASE,

Louis XVI, the dial signed FOURNIER A PARIS (probably Louis Fournier, maître 1748), Paris, ca. 1780.
Gilt bronze and brass and black marble. 4 finely painted chapter rings in 3 rows on a rectangular plinth. Central chapter ring with hours and minutes in Arabic numerals. Days of the week and moon phase via 2 chapter rings. 3/4 chapter ring for regulating the pendulum. 7 gilt hands, finely pierced. Skeleton anchor movement striking the 1/2–hour on bell. Fine sun pendulum. Later bronze mounts. 22x11x40 cm.

CHF 20 000 / 30 000 | (€ 18 690 / 28 040)

Sold for CHF 23 300

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Lot 1018 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

TACCA, P.

(after Pietro Tacca, Carrara 1577–1640), Northern Italy, 18th/19th century.
Burnished bronze and "Rosso di Verona" marble. Pair of seated slaves, on a profiled, retracted rectangular base. H 52 cm.

CHF 15 000 / 25 000 | (€ 14 020 / 23 360)

Sold for CHF 19 700

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Lot 1151 - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAINTED SUITE OF FURNITURE,

Louis XVI, signed A.P. DUPAIN (Adrien Pierre Dupain, maître 1772), guild stamp, Paris, ca. 1775/80.
Comprising: 1 three–seater canapé "corbeille", 1 pair of bergères, 4 fauteuils "en cabriolet" and 1 pair of fireplace screens. Fluted beech, exquisitely carved with rosettes and decorative frieze, and painted light beige. Yellow gold silk damask cover decorated with bouquets of flowers and bows. The canapé and the bergères with cushions. Paint restored. Canapé 180x60x48x100 cm. Bergères 66x50x48x98 cm. Fauteuils 58x48x44x91 cm. Fireplace screens 54x90 cm.

CHF 25 000 / 45 000 | (€ 23 360 / 42 060)

Sold for CHF 19 700

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Lot 1274* - A174 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.00 AM

PAIR OF CANDELABRAS "AUX VOLUTES",

Restoration, signed THOMIRE A PARIS (workshop of Pierre Philippe Thomire, 1751 Paris 1843), Paris, ca. 1835/45.
Gilt bronze and brass. Fluted shaft, with 6 curved, scrolled light branches with vase–shaped nozzles. On 3 scrolled supports with stepped base decorated with a leaf frieze. H 79 cm.

CHF 16 000 / 24 000 | (€ 14 950 / 22 430)

Sold for CHF 19 700

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