500 Years: Important Decorative Arts Europe

Christie's
9 December 2010, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 09.12.2010

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'BAHUT MARINE': A HIGHLY IMPORTANT FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KIN...

'BAHUT MARINE': A HIGHLY IMPORTANT FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, SATINE, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY CABINET
BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 560, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, PARIS, 1899-1904
'BAHUT MARINE': A HIGHLY IMPORTANT FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, SATINE, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY

Lot #: 257

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A MONUMENTAL RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN FORTY-EIG...

A MONUMENTAL RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN FORTY-EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIER
ALMOST CERTAINLY BY FÉLIX CHOPIN, CIRCA 1850
A MONUMENTAL RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN FORTY-EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIER ALMOST CERTAINLY BY FÉLIX CHOPIN, CIRCA 1850 The inverted dome corona modelled with three

Lot #: 331

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A NORTH ITALIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND IVORY-INLAID WALNUT CENT...

A NORTH ITALIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND IVORY-INLAID WALNUT CENTRE TABLE
LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENICE
A NORTH ITALIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND IVORY-INLAID WALNUT CENTRE TABLE LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENICE Inlaid overall floral trails and scrolling foliage, the rectangular

Lot #: 295

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A LARGE FRAMED ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PICTURE DEPICTING THE ROM...

A LARGE FRAMED ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PICTURE DEPICTING THE ROMAN FORUM
BY CESARE ROCCHEGGIANI, ROME, DATED 1879
A LARGE FRAMED ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PICTURE DEPICTING THE ROMAN FORUM BY CESARE ROCCHEGGIANI, ROME, DATED 1879 Signed and dated to the bottom right corner 'C. ROCCHEGGIANI/ARTISTA/VIA

Lot #: 245

Estimate: £100,000 - £200,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A LOUIS XV PATINATED BRONZE, ORMOLU AND RED HORN STRIKING MA...

A LOUIS XV PATINATED BRONZE, ORMOLU AND RED HORN STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK ON MUSICAL PLINTH: 'PENDULE AU SANGLIER'
THE CLOCK BY HENRI VOISIN, PARIS, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE PLINTH MID-18TH CENTURY AND ASSOCIATED
A LOUIS XV PATINATED BRONZE, ORMOLU AND RED HORN STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK ON MUSICAL PLINTH

Lot #: 256

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME-D...

A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED COMMODE
VENICE, MID-18TH CENTURY
A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED, PARCEL-GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED COMMODE VENICE, MID-18TH CENTURY Elaborately-carved overall with interlaced ribbons and floral sprays, the serpentine-fronted

Lot #: 289

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF CARVED MARBLE ALLEGORICAL FIGURES OF A BOY AND GIR...

A PAIR OF CARVED MARBLE ALLEGORICAL FIGURES OF A BOY AND GIRL
CIRCLE OF ARTUS QUELLINUS THE YOUNGER (1625-1700), CIRCA 1670-1680
A PAIR OF CARVED MARBLE ALLEGORICAL FIGURES OF A BOY AND GIRL CIRCLE OF ARTUS QUELLINUS THE YOUNGER (1625-1700), CIRCA 1670-1680 Each on an integrally carved rectangular

Lot #: 354

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING REGULATEUR D...

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING REGULATEUR DE PARQUET WITH YEAR CALENDAR AND EQUATION OF TIME
BACHELARD, PARIS. CIRCA 1790
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING REGULATEUR DE PARQUET WITH YEAR CALENDAR AND EQUATION OF TIME BACHELARD, PARIS. CIRCA 1790 CASE: detachable

Lot #: 232

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS

A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS
BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS Each with an arched rectangular back, padded arms and seat covered in close-nailed

Lot #: 238

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS

A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS
BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS
A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI GILT WALNUT FAUTEUILS BY CLAUDE I SENE, CIRCA 1780, THE TAPESTRY PROBABLY BEAUVAIS Each with an arched rectangular back, padded arms and seat covered in close-nailed

Lot #: 239

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF WHITE-GLAZED TERRACOTTA FIGURES OF TORCHERE-BEARIN...

A PAIR OF WHITE-GLAZED TERRACOTTA FIGURES OF TORCHERE-BEARING ANGELS
ATTRIBUTED TO BENEDETTO BUGLIONI (1459-1521), CIRCA 1480-1490
A PAIR OF WHITE-GLAZED TERRACOTTA FIGURES OF TORCHERE-BEARING ANGELS ATTRIBUTED TO BENEDETTO BUGLIONI (1459-1521), CIRCA 1480-1490 Each on an integral plinth; cracks

Lot #: 281

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES

A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES
ONE ORMOLU BASE MOUNT LOUIS XV, THE OTHER MOUNTS 19TH CENTURY; ONE VASE KANGXI (1662-1722) AND RESTORED, THE OTHER 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES ONE ORMOLU BASE MOUNT LOUIS XV, THE OTHER MOUNTS 19TH

Lot #: 255

Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY ...

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
BY ROGER VAN DER CRUSE ('RVLC'), DIT LACROIX, CIRCA 1785
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT BY ROGER VAN DER CRUSE ('RVLC'), DIT LACROIX, CIRCA 1785 The D-shaped

Lot #: 261

Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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AN EXEPTIONAL FRENCH HIGHLY COMPLICATED WEIGHT-DRIVEN ASTRON...

AN EXEPTIONAL FRENCH HIGHLY COMPLICATED WEIGHT-DRIVEN ASTRONOMICAL SKELETON CLOCK WITH ORERRY PAUL POUVILLON, NOGENT-SUR-OISE
1930 (STARTED) - 1939 (COMPLETED)
AN EXEPTIONAL FRENCH HIGHLY COMPLICATED WEIGHT-DRIVEN ASTRONOMICAL SKELETON CLOCK WITH ORERRY PAUL POUVILLON, NOGENT-SUR-OISE 1930 (started

Lot #: 231

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A SET OF FOURTEEN DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

A SET OF FOURTEEN DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
BY JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE, CIRCA 1796-1803
A SET OF FOURTEEN DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS BY JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE, CIRCA 1796-1803 Comprising eight fauteuils and six chairs, each with an outscrolled pierced lattice backrest, the armchairs

Lot #: 237

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF SATURN DEVOURING HIS CHILDREN

A BRONZE FIGURE OF SATURN DEVOURING HIS CHILDREN
CAST FROM A MODEL BY PIETRO FRANCAVILLA (1546/47-1615), FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY
A BRONZE FIGURE OF SATURN DEVOURING HIS CHILDREN CAST FROM A MODEL BY PIETRO FRANCAVILLA (1546/47-1615), FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY On a later square ebonised wood socle; dark

Lot #: 307

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS

A BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS
CIRCLE OF JACQUES-FRANCOIS-JOSEPH SALY (1717-1776), CIRCA 1755-1780
A BRONZE FIGURE OF EROS CIRCLE OF JACQUES-FRANCOIS-JOSEPH SALY (1717-1776), CIRCA 1755-1780 On an integrally cast naturalistic base; dark brown surface with medium greenish brown high points 28 in. (71 cm

Lot #: 314

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A BELGIAN ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING, ASTRONOMICAL AND...

A BELGIAN ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING, ASTRONOMICAL AND WORLD TIME SKELETON CLOCK
ATTRIBUTED TO HUBERT SARTON, LIÈGE. CIRCA 1805
A BELGIAN ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING, ASTRONOMICAL AND WORLD TIME SKELETON CLOCK ATTRIBUTED TO HUBERT SARTON, LIÈGE. CIRCA 1805 CASE: triangular plates joined

Lot #: 230

Estimate: £45,000 - £65,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING TABLE REGULATO...

AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING TABLE REGULATOR WITH EQUATION OF TIME AND YEAR CALENDAR
HENRY AND JEAN-JOSEPH LEPAUTE, PARIS. DATED 18/06 + 7
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING TABLE REGULATOR WITH EQUATION OF TIME AND YEAR CALENDAR HENRY AND JEAN-JOSEPH LEPAUTE, PARIS

Lot #: 332

Estimate: £45,000 - £65,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED 'ACAJOU MOUCHETE' COMMODE

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED 'ACAJOU MOUCHETE' COMMODE
CIRCA 1780, STAMPED 'J.H.RIESENER'
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED 'ACAJOU MOUCHETE' COMMODE CIRCA 1780, STAMPED 'J.H.RIESENER' The rounded rectangular and slightly breakfront fossile grey marble top above a fluted husk-filled frieze fitted with three

Lot #: 265

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
CIRCA 1785, ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS CIRCA 1785, ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND Each with entwined drapery backplate suspended from a rosette, above a splayed eagle, the scrolling reeded

Lot #: 305

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1800
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA CIRCA 1800 Each with standing vine draped figures covered with lion and rams skins, holding aloft a vine entwined shaft surmounted by rams heads and issuing trumpet-shaped branches terminating in

Lot #: 306

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A CHARLES X ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMBOYNA STRIKING ORRERY CLOCK

A CHARLES X ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMBOYNA STRIKING ORRERY CLOCK
RAINGO FRÈRES AND LEROY & FILS, PARIS. CIRCA 1830
A CHARLES X ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMBOYNA STRIKING ORRERY CLOCK RAINGO FRÈRES AND LEROY & FILS, PARIS. CIRCA 1830 CASE: neo-classical rotunda case with lanceolate leaf ormolu mouldings DIAL: engraved

Lot #: 333

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR MARBLE ALLEGORICAL RELIEFS

A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR MARBLE ALLEGORICAL RELIEFS
FLEMISH, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR MARBLE ALLEGORICAL RELIEFS FLEMISH, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY Depicting a putto struggling with a serpent and a putto blowing bubbles; each in a rectangular moulded grey marble frame; minor losses

Lot #: 341

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND WHITE MARBL...

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE CANDLE-BRANCHES ASSOCIATED
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE CANDLE-BRANCHES ASSOCIATED Each modelled with a

Lot #: 207

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BRONZED BUREAU PLAT...

A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BRONZED BUREAU PLAT
IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-BAPTISTE CLAUDE SENE, CIRCA 1795
A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BRONZED BUREAU PLAT IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-BAPTISTE CLAUDE SENE, CIRCA 1795 The rectangular moulded eared top lined with a gilt-tooled green

Lot #: 208

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AN...

A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AND MARBLEISED CONSOLE TABLES
MID-18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AND MARBLEISED CONSOLE TABLES MID-18TH CENTURY Each with a green simulated marble top, above a shaped frieze centred by a shell and

Lot #: 209

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AN...

A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AND MARBLEISED CONSOLE TALBES
MID-18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN GILT-VARNISHED-SILVERED ('MECCA') AND MARBLEISED CONSOLE TALBES MID-18TH CENTURY Each with a green simulated marble top, aobe a shaped frieze centred by a shell and floral

Lot #: 209 A

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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AN ITALIAN GILT-BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND WALNUT BUREAU-CAB...

AN ITALIAN GILT-BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET
SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BERLIN OR DRESDEN
AN ITALIAN GILT-BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BERLIN OR DRESDEN The arched open pediment with gilt-brass urn finials

Lot #: 298

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010

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AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CUT-BRASS, PEWTER AND ABALONE-INLAID PAL...

AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CUT-BRASS, PEWTER AND ABALONE-INLAID PALISANDER MEUBLE D'APPUI
ATTRIBUTED TO BLECHSCHMIDT AFTER A DESIGN BY FEODOR GRIGOREVICH SOLNTSEV, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CUT-BRASS, PEWTER AND ABALONE-INLAID PALISANDER MEUBLE D'APPUI ATTRIBUTED TO BLECHSCHMIDT AFTER A DESIGN

Lot #: 330

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 9 Dec 2010