On 27th April, the Important Mobilier, Sculptures, Objets d’Art et Tableaux sale achieved a total of over €3 million.
The sale was led by this beautiful commode in Chinese and European lacquer with gilt-bronze mounts, which sold for €135,000. The piece was was produced by Parisian cabinetmaker Jean Desforges during the reign of Louis XV, c. 1740-1750, and is stamped D.F.
A magnificent Milanese large dish with a foot, in rock crystal with silver gilt mountings, achieved €112,500.
Our sale of Important Furniture, Works of Art and Sculpture will offer a fine selection of pieces from a number of great private collections. These collections are perfect examples of the Parisian “grand goût”, illustrated by a perfect blend of different periods and styles. There will be some items with notable provenances, such as a terracotta figure of a goat (estimate: 6,000–8,000 Euros) from the famous collection of James de Rothschild. A very interesting set of Renaissance works of art from the prestigious collection of Frédéric Spitzer will also be offered. Among the most important lots is an imposing armchair from the celebrated seat-maker Mathieu Bauve, which prefigures the Neoclassical style (60,000–100,000 Euros), and a rare early 18th-century tapestry from the Gobelins Manufacture after Louis de Boulogne (50,000–80,000 Euros). The furniture will also be highlighted by an exceptional Louis XV Chinese lacquer commode by Pierre Roussel (60,000–100,000 Euros).