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A Régence 'Bois de St. Lucie' casket and toilet mirror
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT
242
A Régence 'Bois de St. Lucie' casket and toilet mirror
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine French And Continental Furniture

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A Régence 'Bois de St. Lucie' casket and toilet mirror
each carved with foliate rinceaux and flowerheads, the box also carved with birds.
Mirror height 16 3/4 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; Box height 4 3/4 in.; width 11 1/4 in.; depth 9in.
(Mirror 44.5cm; 39.4cm; Box 12.1cm; 28.6cm; 22.9cm)
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Catalogue Note

These finely carved objects belong to a group commonly known as bois de Bagard.  They were produced in Lorraine in the late 17th and early 18th century using a cherrywood with a distinctive reddish tone and fine grain called Saint-Lucie.  The term is associated with the court sculptor to duc Charles IV of Lorraine, Cesar Bagard (1620-1704), however it is highly unlikely that he was involved in the production of these goods, which were more than probably produced by the Foulon family of Nancy sculptors (see H. Demoriane, 'Bois de Bagard', Connaissance des Arts, January 1968, p. 91). 

Fine French And Continental Furniture

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New York