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A rare Carved Walnut sculptural Buffet à Deux-Corps

Paris, circa 1900

Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 120,000 USD
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276
A rare Carved Walnut sculptural Buffet à Deux-Corps

Paris, circa 1900

Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 120,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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A rare Carved Walnut sculptural Buffet à Deux-Corps

Paris, circa 1900

height 9ft. 5 ¾ in.; width 66 in.; depth 27 ¼ in.
288.3 cm; 167.6 cm; 69.2 cm
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Provenance

Current Owner

John and Katsy Mecom, Private Collection, Texas

Catalogue Note

On the following three lots, undoubtedly by the same master carver, it is interesting to note the numerous stylistic and decorative influences drawn from some of the most celebrated masters of the Art Nouveau period; Rupert Carabin, Louis Majorelle, Eugène Vallin, and Emile Gallé. These three lots were most probably meant to be in the same room as they are tied together by common deocorative elements, for instance the sunflower which flanks each crest on all three cabinets.  Seen together, they resonate a tour de force of carving mastership with their exuberant decor. 

The crouching cat ornamenting the buffet à deux corps is surprisingly and unquestionably close to the cats often used by Carabin on his pieces.  This might imply a close relationship between the yet unknown carver and the Carabin workshop.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York