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]
07 juin 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields to Hold One of the Most Unique Fine Furniture Auctions Ever

A fine Régence style gilt bronze mounted Chinese celadon glazed stoneware jar. the bronze first half 19th century, the jar Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- An extensive offering of European & American decorative arts includes property from noted estates and collectors Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will host the firm's largest and most extensive auction of Fine European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts on Monday, June 14, 2010 in San Francisco. The late spring sale features... [Lire la suite]