The collection features a remarkable selection of furniture and works of art gathered by an entrepreneurial, eclectic and refined collector. Most of the pieces were acquired thirty years ago and were part of a gorgeous setting mixing perfect French classicism with some English influences from the Regency period. The chairs are all stamped from the greatest 18th-century master menuisiers like Claude Sené, Louis Delanois and George Jacob, while the refinement of the bronze evokes the work of Thomire or Rémond. A rare pair of giltbronze mounted Chantilly soft-paste porcelain parrots makes a very nice pair of wall lights from the Louis XV period.
Veuillez noter que ce vase est en porcelaine dure de Sevres datant de 1840-1850 et que sa monture en bronze dore est contemporaine de la porcelaine.
Please note that this vase is in Sevres hard-paste porcelain, circa 1840-1850, and that the mounts are from the same period.
Ces commodes furent achetees a Paris en 1804 par Lord Elgin aupres du marchand-mercier Martin Eloi Lignereux pour son chateau de Broomhall en Ecosse. Nous avons des photographies de la facture d'achat a votre disposition.
Elles furent vendues par ses descendants chez Christie s a Londres le 31 mai 1962, lot 83.
These commodes were acquired in Paris in 1804 by Lord Elgin from the marchand-mercier Martin-Eloi Lignereux for his castle in Broomhall, Scotland. The pictures of the bill ara available on request.
They have been sold by his descendants at Christie s London, the 31st of May 1962, lot 83.