05 octobre 2010

A brass and tortoiseshell inlaid première-and contre-partie boulle marquetry commode attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731)

A brass and tortoiseshell inlaid première-and contre-partie boulle marquetry commode attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731). Louis XIV, circa 1700. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rectangular top with curved corners above a serpentine front with three short and two long drawers inlaid with Berainesque designs, on hoof feet; two gilt-bronze escutcheons later replacements, rebacked; 82cm. high, 121cm. wide, 63.5cm. deep; 2ft. 8½in., 3ft. 11½in., 2ft. 1in. Estimate 25,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 103,250 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2009

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th c.

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th century Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : Royal Clocks, Cedric Jagger, P.124-125French Clocks The World Over, Tardy, Vol. I, P.154 NOTE : The design of the case of this clock is generally attributed to André-Charles Boulle, (1642-1732), who was appointed cabinet maker to Louis XIV in 1672, (see fig.1.). Referred to by Tardy as a 'helmet' clock, it is also known as a... [Lire la suite]