A highlight of the group of items to be sold from the Duchesse de Berry's collection is an important gilt-bronze mounted double-cased set of drawing instruments (pictured on the first page, est. £45,000 - 70,000) by famous Parisian luxury goods maker Alphonse Giroux (1775-1848). The set is inlaid on the front with miniatures of the Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870) with her children Henri, Duc de Bordeaux (1820-1886) and Louise de France, later Duchess of Parma (1819 - 1864) by one of the most famous miniaturist of the time, Joseph-Hippolyte Lequeutre (1793-1877).
Providing a further and particularly intimate insight into the Duchesse de Berry's life is a set of eleven grisailles on the back of the case by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 - 1855), depicting interior views of the Chateau de Rosny (est. £12,000 - 18,000).
Further highlights from the selection of property descended from the Duchesse de Berry include a French exhibition quality parcel-gilt silver musical automaton model of the Océan classe ship Duc de Bordeaux, given to the son of the Duchesse de Berry, Henri, Duc de Bordeaux on the occasion of his christening in 1821 by the city of Bordeaux (est. £50,000 - 80,000). Furniture with the inventory marks of Chateau de Rosny will also be included in the sale, such as a set of mahogany seat furniture by Jacob, circa 1820, (est. £10,000 - 15,000), in addition to three Royal paintings by Vicente López y Portaña (1772-1850), depicting of Don Francisco de Paula of Spain (1794-1865) (est. £15,000 - 20,000), his wife Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily (1804 - 1844) (est. £12,000 - 18,000) and their daughter Isabel of Bourbon, Infanta of Spain (1821-1897) when a baby. These paintings hung in the private apartments of the Duchesse de Berry in the Pavillon Marsan in the Tuileries. Furthermore a selection of paintings, furniture, porcelain, Fabergé, miniatures and silver formerly in the collections of the royal family of Bourbon and the Imperial family of Austria will be offered.
Among this exquisite group of items is an exceptional set of 17 silver dinner plates from the Second Sachsen-Teschen Silver Service (est. £12,000 - 18,000) which was commissioned by Empress Maria-Theresia of Austria in Vienna - mother of Marie Antoinette - with silversmith Ignaz Josef Würth for her favourite daughter Marie-Christine ('Mimi') and her son-in-law Prince Albert of Saxony Duke of Teschen. The sale also includes property from the collection of a European connoisseur, comprising a variety of beautiful Neoclassical grand tour objects as well as Fine Italian Furniture and a life-size oil portrait of King Ferdinand IV of Naples (£20.000 - 30.000).
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|Lot Number||Saleroom Notice|
|8||The correct dimensions of this lot are 250 by 185cm., 98½ by 72¾in., and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
The guarantee line should read 'Sicilian' and not 'Piedmontese' as stated in the printed catalouge. This lot should not have a 'W' symbol in the printed catalogue. The piece will remain at New Bond Street after the sale.
|51||Please note this lot does not include the six slats as stated in the printed catalogue|
|55||The cataloguing for this lot should read A Ziegler Mahal carpet, not as printed|
|150||The mounts on the first item are gold-cased and not gold|
|152||Please note that the piece count for this lot is 29 and not 30 as stated in the printed catalogue|
Please note that these two seaux a bouteilles, have been identified as part of the service commissioned by Louis XVI in 1786 for the Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Teschen, on the occasion of his visit to the King. See David Peter, Sevres Plates and services of the 18th century, pp. 783-785 and 1376-1377.
|191||Neil Jeffares has kindly pointed out that the date is in fact 1785 ("Boze f./1785"), not 1783, so the pastel (as the provenance suggests) is likely to be the primary version recorded in Boze's Grand livre de comptes as commissioned in April 1785 for 1200 livres. (Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie, manuscript Ms72, folio 13: "1785 avril/Pour le Portrait original en buste de S.A.R. en pastel 50 Louis"). In addition to this Monsieur Gerard Fabre proposes that the date is actually 1786, when the payment for the pastel is recorded.|
Please note that the detailed description should read as follows in the printed catalogue:
the lidded box painted to the interior with a church within a landscape and including a removable fitted stationary tray, the interior veneered with fiddle-back mahogany, the sewing accessory compartment lids of satinwood, the three octave retractable keyboard, f to f3, with ebony naturals and bone overlaid accidentals, Viennese action with brass kapsels, double strung throughout, no dampers fitted, iron strut between the wrest plank and the belly rail, raised on a folding stand
This lot should not have a 'W' symbol in the printed catalogue. The prints will remain at New Bond Street after the sale.
|265||Please note there are four items in this lot|
|266||Please note there are nine items in this lot.|
This lot is now titled La Porta Marengo, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This work is signed Vallin, and is now sold as fully attributed to Jacques Antoine Vallin.
Please note there are 10 cast metal objects in this lot and not 11 as previously indicated. The gilt-metal tobacco box stamped with a portrait of Arthur, Marquis of Wellington which is wrongly illustrated with this lot is sold with lot 358.
The image for this lot has been wrongly labelled 333 in the printed catalogue
The image for this lot has been wrongly labelled 332 in the printed catalogue
|344||Please note that this lot should have a Restricted Materials symbol in the printed catalogue|
Please note the gilt-metal tobacco box stamped with a portrait of Arthur, Marquis of Wellington is wronlgy illustrated with lot 325 but is in fact sold with this lot (358)
|362||Please note that the sitter in this lot is the German painter August Friedrich Oelenhainz, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
This lot should not have a 'W' symbol in the printed catalogue. The panels will remain at New Bond Street after the sale.
|382||Please note this carpet is wool, not silk as described in the printed catalogue.|
|383||This is a Meshed Carpet, and not Tabriz as in the printed catalogue. Please note the inscription is not confirmed as a signature.|
|385||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|386||Please note that this safe is sold in a closed state and the successful buyer will need to arrange for a locksmith to open it at his/her own expense|
There is a possibility that the male figure is of a later date to that stated in the printed catalogue.
|417||The view has been identified, and the title should read A Rainforest View of Mount Quindio in the Andes, Central Colombia, and the work is dated 1876, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|424||Please note that the tray is silver plated and not silver as stated in the printed catalogue. The actual weight is 1400gr, 45oz.|
|426||Please note that this lot comprises a silver betel box, probably Indian, late 19th century, not mentioned in the catalogue description.|
|430||Please note that the princely cypher reads SW and not GW as stated in the printed catalogue|
|471||This panel is needlework and embroidery with applied beads and there is no woven tapestry within the construction.|
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