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Wednesday 23 March 2016, 10.00 AM



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LADY'S WRITING DESK "A FLEURS",

attributed to Louis XV, J.P. LATZ (Jean Pierre Latz, maître 1740) , the bronze mounts with "c couronné" (a tax mark which was applied to all copper-containing alloys between 1745 and 1749), Paris, ca. 1745/49.
Tulipwood, rosewood and various partly coloured precious woods, in veneer and exquisitely inlaid with flowers, leaves and cartouches and decorative frieze on all sides. Inclined front, the inside with a writing surface lined with black, gold-pressed leather. Fitted interior with large central drawer below a compartment, flanked by 1 drawer on each side. 2 secret compartments. Exquisite, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Free-standing.
83x47.5x(open 74)x98 cm.
LADY'S WRITING DESK "A FLEURS",
LADY'S WRITING DESK "A FLEURS",

Sold for CHF 192 500

IMPORTANT CABINET, INLAID WITH "PIETRA DURA",

Renaissance, Florence, ca. 1600/30.
Shaped ebony, exquisitely inlaid with "Pietra Dura" on all sides; coat of arms of the Medici family, various exotic songbirds, flowers, leaves and decorative frieze. Feet, replaced. Shaped plinth of the frame, later. Front with central door between 2 drawers, flanked by 4 paneled double drawers. Fitted interior with large central drawer between 2 large drawers, flanked by 2 small drawers. Fine gilt bronze and brass mounts and applications, in part altered. Restorations and alterations. The frame, ca. 1870 and attributable to H.A. FOURDINOIS (Henri Auguste Fourdinois, 1830 Paris 1907) . Wood, exquisitely carved with stylised sphinxes, caryatids and foliage, and ebonized.
Cabinet 109x35x95 cm. Frame 135x46x99 cm.
IMPORTANT CABINET, INLAID WITH "PIETRA DURA",
IMPORTANT CABINET, INLAID WITH "PIETRA DURA",

Sold for CHF 180 500

PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX VESTALES" WITH PEDESTALS,

Louis XVI, probably after designs by J.J. FOUCOU (Jean-Joseph Foucou, Riez 1739-1815 Paris), the bronze parts from a Parisian master workshop, manufactured for the Russian market, Paris, ca. 1790.
Matte and polished gilt bronze and green/grey speckled Sibirian porphyry. Matching rectangular pedestal with gilt rectangular plinth decorated with palmettes.
H candelabra 100.5 cm. H including pedestal 212.5 cm.
PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX VESTALES" WITH PEDESTALS,
PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX VESTALES" WITH PEDESTALS,

Sold for CHF 87 530

GAMES TABLE "MECANIQUE",

Louis XV, stamped F.TE AN.A TOR.A (Andrea Torrazza, with a proven source of provenance as of 1759), Genoa, ca. 1760.
Purpleheart and tulipwood in veneer, inlaid with shamrock fillets and decorative frieze. Triple leaf, a push button in the third leaf causes a case with double-doors and 2 compartments over a drawer on each side to pop up from the leaf. 2 secret drawers for game pieces. Gilt bronze mounts and sabots.
91x46x(open 92)x84 cm.
GAMES TABLE "MECANIQUE",
GAMES TABLE "MECANIQUE",

Sold for CHF 72 500

IMPORTANT MIRROR,

attributable to Charles II, G. PRECHT (Gustav Precht, a native of Bremen, settled in Stockholm in 1674 ) . Stockholm, ca. 1700.
"Verre églomisé" and hardwood; on a burgundy ground. Fine gilt bronze mounts and applications, the vases of gilt lead. Slightly chipped.
H 142 cm, W 79 cm.
IMPORTANT MIRROR,
IMPORTANT MIRROR,

Sold for CHF 60 500

PAIR OF OVAL GUERIDONS,

Transition, signed C. TOPINO (Charles Topino, maître 1773), guild stamp, Paris, ca. 1775.
Tulipwood and various, partly tinted precious woods, in veneer and exquisitely inlaid with garlands, leaves, fillets and decorative frieze. "Carrara" marble top, edged with pierced brass. Front with 1 drawer. Gilt bronze mounts and sabots.
53x53x75 cm.
PAIR OF OVAL GUERIDONS,
PAIR OF OVAL GUERIDONS,

Sold for CHF 60 500

COMMODE,

Louis XV, workshop of M. FUNK (Mathäus Funk, 1697-1783), Berne, ca. 1755.
Walnut and burlwood in veneer, inlaid with fine reserves. Front with 2 drawers with brass traverses. Fine gilt bronze mounts and sabots. The inside of the drawers lined with "cotton paper". Shaped "Marbre de Grindelwald" top, slightly chipped.
94x51x86 cm.
COMMODE,
COMMODE,

Sold for CHF 58 100

COMMODE,

Louis XV, Workshop of M. FUNK (Mathäus Funk, 1697-1783), Berne, ca. 1755.
Walnut and burlwood in veneer, inlaid with fine reserves. Front with 2 drawers with 2 brass traverses. Fine, gilt bronze mounts and sabots. The inside of the drawers lined with pink silk. Shaped "Marbre d'Oberhasli" top.
102x60x89 cm.
COMMODE,
COMMODE,

Sold for CHF 42 500

PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX ANGELOTS",

in the style of Louis XV, signed MAISON MARNYHAC 1, RUE DE LA PAIX PARIS, Paris, ca. 1900.
Silver-plated bronze.
H 110 cm.
PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX ANGELOTS",
PAIR OF IMPORTANT CANDELABRA "AUX ANGELOTS",

Sold for CHF 31 700

THE CORONATION OF MARY.

Southern Germany, ca. 1500/10.
Carved wood, verso hollowed, painted and parcel-gilt. Crown, later. Paint rubbed. Verso and base with numerous wormholes. Hands, supplemented. Crown of God the Father, removed. Several layers of paint.
H 58 cm.
THE CORONATION OF MARY.
THE CORONATION OF MARY.

Sold for CHF 22 100

TABLE CLOCK WITH MOON PHASE AND CONSTELLATIONS,

Renaissance, case signed JOHANNES SAILLER ULM (Johannes Sayler, Angelberg 1597-1668 Ulm), ca. 1630/40.
Bronze and brass, gilt. Silver-plated, copper chapter ring for hours and minutes, and inner, smaller chapter ring for the date. Window for moon phase, and disc for stellar constellations and position. Gilt, finely engraved movement with original fusee and chain, and 2 finely engraved steel hammers for striking the hour and 1/4-hour on 2 bells. English wheel balance, later, probably built-in ca. 1700.
11x12x12 cm.
TABLE CLOCK WITH MOON PHASE AND  CONSTELLATIONS,
TABLE CLOCK WITH MOON PHASE AND CONSTELLATIONS,

Sold for CHF 15 500

OVAL GUERIDON "AUX VASES",

Transition, stamped C. TOPINO (Charles Topino, maître 1773), Paris, ca. 1770.
Tulipwood, rosewood and partly tinted precious woods in veneer, opulently inlaid with carafes, vases, flowers, kitchen utensils, fillets and decorative frieze. Top edged in brass. Front with 1 drawer with leather-lined writing surface and compartments for writing utensils. Bronze mounts and sabots. Restorations.
61x38x72.5 cm.
OVAL GUERIDON "AUX VASES",
OVAL GUERIDON "AUX VASES",

Sold for CHF 14 900

SMALL TOWER CLOCK WITH ALARM,

Renaissance, probably Augsburg, ca. 1600.
Bronze, copper and brass, gilt and finely engraved. Front with silver-plated chapter ring. Alarm disc with old Gothic numerals from 1 to 12. Verso with "champlevé" enamel and silver-plated adjustment disc for the striking mechanism from 1 to 12. Finely engraved, gilt movement with gut string and wheel balance, striking mechanism on bell, and alarm.
12.5x12.5x27 cm.
SMALL TOWER CLOCK WITH ALARM,
SMALL TOWER CLOCK WITH ALARM,

Sold for CHF 13 940

SAINT SEBASTIAN,

late Gothic, probably by Niklaus Weckmann (1481-528), Ulm, ca. 1500.
Lime, carved all around and painted. Alterations on right foot and right hand. Paint rubbed, in part repainted. Some wormholes. Arrows, in part replaced, in part missing.
H 102 cm.
SAINT SEBASTIAN,
SAINT SEBASTIAN,

Sold for CHF 13 310

SAINT ELISABETH OF THURINGIA,

Gothic, Germany, probably Franconia, beginning of the 16th century.
Lime, carved. Verso hollowed, with remains of paint. Some losses.
H 100 cm.
SAINT ELISABETH OF THURINGIA,
SAINT ELISABETH OF THURINGIA,

Sold for CHF 13 700

PAINTED MANTEL CLOCK WITH AUTOMATION AND MUSICAL WORK,

George III, the dial signed MARKWICK MARKHAM BORRELL LONDON (watch company in London, active between 1793 and ca. 1826), the replaced movement stamped PLANCHON PARIS (Mathieu Planchon, active in the second half of the 19th century), England, ca. 1800/20.
Wood painted with colourful flowers, gilt bronze and cut glass. Enamel dial with Turkish numerals between 2 striking disks and music disks, and automation with movable boats and water game as well as selection disk for the pieces of music. Replaced movement with anchor escapement striking the 4/4-hours on a carillon with 3 bells and a gong. Replaced musical work with drum, can be activated on request. Requires servicing.
35x27x76 cm.
PAINTED MANTEL CLOCK WITH AUTOMATION AND MUSICAL WORK,
PAINTED MANTEL CLOCK WITH AUTOMATION AND MUSICAL WORK,

Sold for CHF 11 600