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Auguste-Émile Ringuet-Leprince and Michel-Joseph-Napoléon Liénard
CABINET EN CONSOLE, 1851
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Auguste-Émile Ringuet-Leprince and Michel-Joseph-Napoléon Liénard
CABINET EN CONSOLE, 1851
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Auguste-Émile Ringuet-Leprince and Michel-Joseph-Napoléon Liénard
CABINET EN CONSOLE, 1851
executed in Paris
ebony, ebonised pear-wood and hardstones
248 x 120 x 56 cm. (97 ¾ x 47 ¼ x 22 in.)
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Provenance

Christie's, New York, 24 April 2002, lot 399
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exposition

The Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace London, 1851

Bibliographie

Digby Wyatt's, The Industrial Arts of the nineteenth century at the Great Exhibition, Vol. 1, pl. CLV, illustrated
Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1989, pp. 555-557
Ex. Cat. Un age d'or des arts décoratifs 1814-1848, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 10 October - 30 December 1991, pps. 233, 339, 422, 482, 500 for discussions on the cabinet maker
A Facsimile of the Illustrated Catalogue of London's 1851 Crystal Palace Exposition, New York, 1995, p. 297, illustrated
Jonathan Meyer, Great Exhibitions London - New York - Paris - Philadelphia 1851 - 1900, Woodbridge, 2006, p. 46, illustrated
Werner Adriaenssens et al, Roberto Polo: The Eye, London, 2011, pp. 146-151, illustrated
Christopher Payne, European Furniture of the 19th Century, Woodbridge, 2012, p. 44 for information on the maker

Description

Auguste-Emile Ringuet-Leprince (1801 – 1886) was a highly skilled Parisian cabinet maker best known for his refined interpretation of the historical styles of the 19th century. He most excelled in his creation of renaissance revival pieces. Prior to his participation in the 1851 Crystal Palace he had gained international acclaim, which led to his explosion onto the exclusive New York scene. Where his brother-in-law Leon Marcotte (1824 – 1887) soon joined him and established the well renowned Ringuet Leprince and L. Marcotte firm. Furniture of his can be found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Musée de Louvre, Paris.

Michel-Joseph-Napoléon Liénard (1810 – 1879) was one of the most influential French designers of the nineteenth century. Liénard carried out schemes of carving for palaces, cathedrals and public buildings throughout France, including the celebrated restoration of the Château de Blois where he worked with the architect Félix Duban (1798-1870) from 1845, with whom he would again work on the restoration of the Louvre in 1849. Later in his career, Liénard moved to working with the best-known craftsmen and ébénistes of the day - supplying them with designs for armour, jewellery and furniture. He participated in many of the international exhibitions. However his name was often overshadowed by that of the people responsible for making the pieces and only recently has his importance been established. Indeed in 1851 this cabinet was described as  'The cabinet by Ringuet-Leprince is of high merit' (Ex. Cat., Exhibition 1851 Reports by the Juries, London, 1852. pp. 1622). Examples of his work are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

1850–1950: Design Masterpieces from the Polo Collection

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