21 novembre 2010

A Louis XIV ormolu-mounted 'Boulle' red-tortoiseshell, brass-inlaid and mother-of-pearl commode, circa 1700-10, Nicolas Sageot

A Louis XIV ormolu-mounted 'Boulle' red-tortoiseshell, brass-inlaid and mother-of-pearl commode, circa 1700-10, attributed to Nicolas Sageot. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated with panels of strapwork, foliage, figures, birds, butterflies and animals, the top with engraved brass borders, with two short drawers above three long drawers between projecting angles, on hoof sabots, minor restorations to the marquetry and some mounts replaced; 32 in. (81 cm.) high; 47½ in. (120.5 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep -... [Lire la suite]