An Aristocratic Chateau on the Côte d'Azur

Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 04.08.2020

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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD EAGLES

On cream-painted bases 28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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MANNER OF GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANAL, IL CANALETTO

MANNER OF GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANAL, IL CANALETTO A view of the Riva della Schiavone, Venice, with the Palazzo Ducale, elegantly dressed figures and gondolas in the foreground oil on canvas 30 x 50¼ in. (76.2 x 127.5 cm.) in a 'Kentian' giltwood egg-and-dart carved eared frame Please note this lot is

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NEAR PAIR OF MILANESE NEO-CLASSICAL WALNUT, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODES

Each rectangular top veneered à quatre faces, crossbanded and centred by an oval medallion centred by Leda and the Swan and Venus and Cupid respectively, above a frieze drawer inlaid with acanthus scrolls and two further drawers sans traverse, inlaid à quatre faces centred by an oval medallion of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD, WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, AMARANTH...

Each top and door each centred by a circular medallion, depicting Ganymede and the eagle, within a foliate border, the sides with foliate bordered panels, on square tapering legs, one with an internal drawer, the other converted from a commode cupboard 28 in. (71 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 15

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE LYRE CLOCK

CASE: with Minerva mask laurel-rayed cresting, bacchante mask to the base, on an oval stepped socle DIAL: the white enamel dial with pierced gilt hands MOVEMENT: the twin barrel movement with recoil anchor escapement, Brocot regulation and countwheel strike on bell, the pendulum with adjustable bob

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A LOUIS XIV MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY

Woven in wools and silks, depicting Diana, Venus and Mars with a further figure amongst cushions in a wooded landscape, within foliate scroll picture frame borders, reduced in size and the borders altered 1073⁄4 x 761⁄2 in. (274 x 194 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, TULIPWOOD, EBONY AND FRUITWOOD PARQUETRY WRITING-TABLE

The top centred by a star inlaid in contrasting woods surrounded by concentric geometric banding in contrasting timbers and various patterns, above a chequer-banded frieze with a writing-drawer containing a baize-lined slide and with secret shallow drawer to the reverse, on square tapering legs 31

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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TWO ITALIAN MAIOLICA URBINO-STYLE CRESPINE

Each of footed form, moulded with arched panels, the first painted with Europa and the Bull in a river landscape, the second with Apollo and attendants near the sea, within ochre rims 113⁄8 in. (29 cm.) wide Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NEAR PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT AND STAINED FRUITWOOD SIDE TABLES

Each with moulded rectangular top above a frieze drawer on baluster legs and block feet joined by stretchers 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 421⁄8 in. (107.2 cm.) and 41½ in. (105.5 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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TWO NORTH ITALIAN TABLE CASKETS

The interior of the ebonised and parcel-gilt casket painted red and with three hinged compartments above a well, the sides of the giltwood casket inset with glazed painted silk scenes depicting mythological figures The giltwood casket: 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) wide; 14½ in. (36 cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, FRUITWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

The rectangular top over three drawers, on a moulded plinth base and square feet 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 63 in. (160 cm.) wide; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Almost certainly acquired by Sir Charles McLaren, Bt, 1st Baron Aberconway

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF BRUSSELS MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRIES

Woven in silks and wools, one depicting The Triumph of Jupiter from The Triumphs of Gods series, with Jupiter with his eagle being handed his thunderbolt by Vulcan, a further blacksmith forging another set, the foreground with Cupid holding a helmet, the other depicting The Triumph of Vulcan from

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF TERRACOTTA BUSTS OF IPPOLITA MARIA SFORZA AND ANOTHER LADY

Each on a terracotta octagonal plinth, stamped with the Manifattura di Signa workshop seal, the plinth of Ippolita Maria Sforza inscribed '7/981/8', the other '87/991' 20½ and 22 in. (52.2 and 56.1 cm.) high, overall, respectively Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, FRUITWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

The later rectangular top over three long drawers, on later bracket feet, painted with 'SC / 2' to the reverse 36½ in. (93 cm.) high; 61½ in. (156 cm.) wide; 25¼ in. (64 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Almost certainly acquired by Sir Charles

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NORTH ITALIAN PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CASKET

The front panel decorated with a scene depicting Amphitrite, the ends with coats-of-arms within pounced and raised gesso frames, one a displayed eagle above an estoile, the other five crescents on an azure cross, on bracket feet 23½ in. (60 cm.) high; 23½ in. (60 cm.) wide; 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) deep

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN ITALIAN CHESTNUT CASSONE

The hinged coffered top above a panelled front carved in relief with a coat-of-arms centred by a lion flanked by griffons and scrolling foliage, on a gadrooned plinth and paw feet 28 in. (71 cm.) high; 62½ in. (171.5 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A FLEMISH VERDURE GAMEPARK TAPESTRY

Woven in wools, depicting mythical lions confronting a turkey, a deer, squirrel and wooded landscape beyond, within foliate and fruiting borders with masks to the sides and base and music-playing figures to the upper sides and top, restorations 129 x 100 in. (328 x 254 cm.) approx. Please note this

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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ATTRIBUTED TO ARISTIDE PETRILLI (ITALIAN, 1868-1930)

ATTRIBUTED TO ARISTIDE PETRILLI (ITALIAN, 1868-1930) BUST OF VIOLANTE BEATRICE OF BAVARIA On an integrally carved hexagonal plinth; plinth inscribed 'VIOLANTES BEATRICE MAGETRVRIAE PRINC'; Savoy coat of arms carved to the reverse Carved polychrome-decorated marble 25½ in. (65 cm.) high Please note

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN ENGLISH OAK REFECTORY TABLE

The triple-plank cleated top with a label to the underside for 'THE PANTECHNICON/Mrs. A. Norman/17/4/56/67/BELGRAVE SQUARE', above a carved frieze incised 'YIA' and '1681', on baluster legs joined by peripheral stretchers 32½ in. (82 cm.) high; 92 in. (239 cm.) wide; 29½ in. (75 cm.) deep Please

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN ITALIAN MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY

Woven in silks and wools, depicting Venus within an arched stepped niche flanked by atheniennes, two female figures with spades above, with parrots on the steps, reduced in size, lacking borders, later blue slip, lined, restorations 1113⁄4 x 57 in. (284 x 145 cm.) Please note this lot is the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT AND BROWN-PAINTED CANAPE

Covered in sage-green velvet 46 in. (117 cm.) high; 87 in. (221 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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TWO HISPANO-MORESQUE COPPER-LUSTRE AND BLUE CHARGERS

Each with a moulded central boss, decorated with flowerheads and leaves to the well, one with blue leaves to the well, the border moulded with stylised leaves and berried foliage, the underside with dash and scroll ornament, each pierced for suspension 14½ in. (36.7 cm.) diameter Please note this

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A NORTH ITALIAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED CASSONE

The rectangular slightly domed hinged top decorated with strapwork, stylised griffins holding shields containing dragons, above a central painted panel depicting knights and female figures before a triumphal arch, flanked by rectangular panels of maidens and heraldic motifs, the ends with satyr

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN HISPANO-MORESQUE BLUE AND COPPER-LUSTRE VASE AND COVER

Urn shaped, moulded with gadroons and ropetwist handles, lustred with bands of berried foliage on a stepped spreading foot, on a wooden stand, the foot cracked and restored, with a stepped wooden circular stand 121⁄8 in. (30.8 cm.) high, excluding stand Please note this lot is the property of a

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES

Each with a frieze drawer and two long drawers flanked by fluted uprights, on foliate-capped paw feet, with repoussé brass handles, beading below the upper drawer and foliate-cast mount below the lower drawer, en suite with lot 27 36.3/6 in. (93.5 cm.) high; 51¼ in. (130 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF ROSSO VERONA MARBLE RECUMBENT LIONS

Each on a rectangular plinth 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 51⁄8 in. (13 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT COMODINI

One with three drawers, the other adapted from a night commode and with lifting top and cupboard door, with fluted uprights, on foliate-capped paw feet, with repoussé brass handles, beading below the upper drawer and foliate-cast mount below the lower drawer; en suite with lot 25 291⁄2 in. (75 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A LOUIS XV BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY

Depicting pastoral figures with fruit, a building beyond and goats in the foreground, borders reduced, in a later pink-painted and parcel-gilt wood frame 85 x 62 in. (216 x 157.5 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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A CENTRAL ITALIAN MARQUETRY, EBONISED, PAINTED WOOD, BURR-WALNUT AND...

CASE: of three tiers with architectural ebonised mouldings and turned bone balustrades, with fluted Corinthian columns and spirally-turned pilasters surmounted by an onion dome with an ormolu figure of a warrior, the panels of flowering vases, birds on branches, a sun-mask medallion and scrolling

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 4 Aug 2020

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AN ITALIAN RED-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CURULE STOOL

The supports terminating in lion's masks, on paw feet, with later squab cushion, the decoration refreshed 33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Aug 2020