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Auction: The Exceptional Sale
was auctioned on: 28 April 2017
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A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND EBONY JE...

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Estimate: US$600,000 - US$1,000,000
Price realised:  US$583,500
Lot number 24, Views: 126

A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND EBONY JEWEL CASKET-ON-STAND INSET WITH GRISAILLE-PAINTED PANELS
MADE CIRCA 1792-1801 UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HENRI AUGUSTE AFTER DESIGNS BY JEAN-GUILLAUME MOITTE, THE CABINET-WORK ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM WEISWEILER, THE PAINTED PANELS BY SAUVAGE, THE FLORAL MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND
A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND EBONY JEWEL CASKET-ON-STAND INSET WITH GRISAILLE-PAINTED PANELS MADE CIRCA 1792-1801 UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HENRI AUGUSTE AFTER DESIGNS BY JEAN-GUILLAUME MOITTE, THE CABINET-WORK ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM WEISWEILER, THE PAINTED PANELS BY SAUVAGE, THE FLORAL MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND Each side mounted with grisaille-painted panels on a blue ground of playful putti with various scenes including la poésie lyrique and l'amour et l'oiseau à la cage within ormolu frames of roses and marguerites, bordered by ribbon-tied pendants, and with a frieze of classical maidens and ewers below, the hinged lid enclosing a blue silk interior, on turned ebonized legs headed by winged masks of Apollo and joined by a stretcher inside with a grisaille-painted panel, on paw feet, two vertical sections of the ormolu floral frames with differing colour to the gilding, probably as a result of a cleaning 45 in. (114.5 cm.) high, 28 in. (71 cm.) wide, 22 in. (56 cm.) deep

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Exceptional Sale
Date of the auction: 28 Apr 2017
Address: Christie's
New York