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Charles CRESSENT – Commode in amaranth, c. 1730

COMMODE IN AMARANTH  By Charles Cressent, around 1725-1735  H. 34 in ; W. 39 in ; D. 21 in     Marquetry of amaranth on a soul of pine and oak, walnut drawers. Our commode has the typical assembling characteristics of the furniture made by Charles Cressent and the bronze ornaments of his repertoire, which does not found in no other cabinetmaker because Cressent was foundryman of his own models.  The squared falls applied to…

An indian ivory and rosewood casket – Vizagapatam, c. 1740

An Indian ivory and rosewood casket Vizagapatam – India, circa 1740 Dimensions (approx.): H. 6,7 in. ; W. 16,5 in. ; D. 12,6 in. This casket presenting a rare size and quality of vegetal decoration – in the Italian manner called ‘Tarsia a incastro’ (ivory flowers are directly inlaid into the solid rosewood, which reserves have been previously carved for each element) this great chest is decorated on all sides and opening by a drawer. The…

Silver flywhisk or ‘Chauri’ – India, 18th century

Flywhisk or Chauri  Repoussé silver and horse hair India, Mughal dynasty, 18th century. Height: 30 cm (11,8 in)

Maharaja’s silver thread embroidered rug – India, 19th c.

Ceremonial Maharaja’s rug with silver thread embroidered on red and green velvet. This embroidery can be used on floor or as a table rug. Zardosi or Aari work – India, 19th century (W. 68 in)

Large silver Thali – India, Early 18th c.

Rare silver Thali India, Deccan – Mughal period, early 18th century L. 43 cm (16,9 in.) Large lotus shaped silver Thali (lunch plate). Thali were used at feast, lunches or ritual offerings to deities during the mughal period in India. Some large oval, and circular models engraved with a similar decoration, are presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and published in Terlinden, Mughal Silver Magnificence(1987)

JG. VAN BLARENBERGHE – Promenade of the royal family in Versailles, c. 1745

Jacques Guillaume VAN BLARENBERGHE  Walk the royal family in the park of Versailles  Around 1745  Oil on canvas (except frame: H. 22 cm, L. 28 cm)  Exceptional representation treated in miniature quality, presenting a young marmot showman distracting the court in a grove called “Jardin du Roi” at the Grand Trianon of Versailles.  Provenance: Princess of Faucigny-Lucinge, born of Choiseul-Gouffier, great-granddaughter of Count de Choiseul (provenance label on the back)  Catalog Raisonné: This work is illustrated in…

Minerva and Themis clock, 1780 – The same at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

MINERVA AND THEMIS CLOCK  Louis XVI period Paris, circa 1780 Calendar complication movement Materials : white and black marble, gilt bronzes Dimensions : H. 27,6 in ; W. 23 in ; D. 6,7 in Exceptional timepiece from the Louis XVI period, from the tallest clocks produced under the Louis XVI period, in white Carrara marble and gilt bronzes. Two allegorical gilt bronze figures of Athena and Themis on a neoclassical architecture. The same model exhibited in the Musée des…

A Louis XV Satine and kingwood encoignure after B.V.R.B. II

A Louis XV satine and kingwood marquetry bombe encoignure After a drawing by Bernard II Van Riesen Burgh (BVRB II) Louis XV period, circa 1760 H. 35 in ; W. 19 in ; D. 19,5 in One door with stylized kingwood flowers on Satine wood background, inlaid on oak. The inner side of the door offers rosewood fillets in a geometric designs. Top red original marble (restored) Rare inlaid model with a typical drawing only…

LOPEZ, Gaspare – Still life with a potted orange tree – Italy, 17th century

Gaspare LOPEZ (Naples 1650 – Florence 1732) Still life : obelisk with a potted orange tree View : H. 10 in ; W. 2’1″ By Gaspare Lopez, the Italian flowers master of the 17th century – called “Gaspare dei Fiori” A great rococo sculpted vase with a potted and flowered orange tree, an obelisk in the background. On the left, flowers and reeds are reflected in a pond.  Flowers highlighted in the center of the painting is a…

Quiver shaped candlesticks by Delafosse, circa 1780.

Candlesticks pair By Jean-Charles Delafosse Paris, Louis XVI period, circa 1780 H. 19,5 cm (7,7 in) Made in white Carrara marble and gilt bronze, this candlesticks was quiver shaped, inspired by the drawings of Jean-Charles Delafosse for the Comte d’Artois in his bedroom in the Château de Bagatelle.

de France’s coat of arms fountain by Lajoue, ca. 1750

de France’s coat of arms fountain by Jacques de Lajoue Maybe drawn for the Chateau de Choisy (noted on the back) Louis XV period H. 1 ft. 3 in. ; W. 1 ft The sculpture allegory by Jacques de Lajoue, unsigned pen and ink wash drawing. Typical work of the finest “rocaille” period. We can compare this drawing with a suit of ‘Modèle de buffets’ and the “The Bath of the Sultana”. Jacques de Lajoue…

‘Lyre’ sconces pair by Pierre Gouthiere

Very rare “lyre” sconces pair – Louis XVI period Pierre Gouthiere’s workshop – Parisian work, circa 1785 H. 19 in ; W. 12,5 in This unique and stylish pair of wall consists of a barrel -shaped lyre motif very popular time of Louis XVI, probably made ​​for a music room. It is surmounted by a mask radiating suspended from a node by all ablaze trimmings. Both sconces fluted curved emerge from the instrument into an…