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A FINE PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS, RED TO...

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Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000
Price realised:  US$458,500
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A FINE PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS, RED TORTOISESHELL-INLAID AND EBONY 'BOULLE' COMMODES
AFTER THE CELEBRATED MODEL BY ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE, BY CHARLES-GUILLAUME WINCKELSEN, PARIS, CIRCA 1867
A FINE PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS, RED TORTOISESHELL-INLAID AND EBONY 'BOULLE' COMMODES AFTER THE CELEBRATED MODEL BY ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE, BY CHARLES-GUILLAUME WINCKELSEN, PARIS, CIRCA 1867 Each with a beveled levanto rosso marble top above a berried guilloche frieze and a pair of concave and convex première partie -inlaid drawers, the upper drawer centred by a scrolled acanthus-cast escutcheon, the undersides of the handles stamped with various numbers, the sides similarly decorated with scrolling foliage, the reverse with contre partie -inlaid panels, the angles headed by winged caryatids, the reverse of the caryatid mounts with the inscription Blake London from the master-model, on acanthus-sheathed cabriole legs tapering to hairy paw sabots and spiral-turned supports, the top of both cases with various French export stamps, the underside of one commode stamped CH L E S WINCKELSEN 49. Rue Turenne A PARIS 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high, 49 in. (124.5 cm.) wide, 25¾ in. (65.4 cm.) deep (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2011
Address: Christie's
7 June 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center