03 octobre 2010

Historic Mirrors from the Setting of Brideshead Revisited to Sell at Bonhams

A rare and important pair of George II carved giltwood mirrors LONDON.- Two important George II carved giltwood mirrors, part of a set of four commissioned for Castle Howard in Yorkshire, the stately home featured in the 1981 TV series and the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, are to be sold at Bonhams’ Fine English Furniture and Works of Art sale on 3 November 2010. Probably designed for Henry, 4th Earl of Carlisle (1694-1758) by John Vardy and showing the influence of his colleague William... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

An Imperial carved giltwood ceremonial armchair designed by Percier and Fontaine, and made by Jacob-Desmalter in 1804

An Imperial carved giltwood ceremonial armchair designed by Percier and Fontaine, and made by Jacob-Desmalter in 1804, commissioned for Napoleon's Throne Room at the Tuileries total height: 105cm., floor to seat: 46cm., 67cm. wide, 54cm. deep; 3ft.5½in., 1ft.6in., 2ft.2¼in., 1ft.7¼in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Property of a Private Collector NOTE: We are grateful to Mr. Philippe Missillier for his extensive research and contribution in footnoting the present lot. This very rare ceremonial... [Lire la suite]