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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HAROLD YOUNG

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode circa 1745, stamped P. Roussel
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 281,000 USD
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89

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HAROLD YOUNG

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode circa 1745, stamped P. Roussel
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 281,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode circa 1745, stamped P. Roussel
Pierre Roussel (c.1723-1782), maître in 1745
height 34 in.; width 53 in.; depth 26 in.
86.5 cm; 135 cm; 66.5 cm
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Provenance

Sold Christie's Monaco, June 20, 1994, lot 358 (FF 1,635,000)
Partridge, London
Sold Sotheby's London, July 7, 2009, lot 29 (£193,250)

Exhibited

Visions of the East at Partridge, November 5th to December 19th, 1999, p. 26.

Catalogue Note

Pierre Roussel was the son of an ébéniste and settled in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, in the rue de Charenton. Between 1775 and 1780, he worked for the Prince de Condé and supplied him with 10,000 livres' worth of furniture.The inventory after Roussel's death reveals that a large amount of furniture was in tulipwood, marquetry, bois satiné or amaranth and many pieces were in lacquer. He also employed the services of the bronziers Turchin, Ravrio and the gilder Trufot.
A Chinese lacquer commode stamped by the same maker, once in the Jaime Ortiz-Patiño collection with virtually identical knee mounts was sold Sotheby's New York, May 22, 2001, lot 319. For a coromandel lacquer commode with identical corner mounts by Roussel, see Thibaut Wolversperges, Le Meuble Français en Laque au XVIII siècle, Paris, 2000, p. 304, fig. 168.

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