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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOT 218)

A Régence giltwood and needlepoint fire screen
first quarter 18th century, with the coat-of-arms of the Cardinal de Polignac
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOT 218)

A Régence giltwood and needlepoint fire screen
first quarter 18th century, with the coat-of-arms of the Cardinal de Polignac
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Régence giltwood and needlepoint fire screen
first quarter 18th century, with the coat-of-arms of the Cardinal de Polignac
the shaped frame with serpentine top rail, centered by  coat of arms of the Cardinal de Polignac, flanked by flowerheads and wave motifs, the shaped sides, similarly carved, raised on scrolled trestle supports, carved with bell-flowers, shell motifs and acanthus leaves, with a contemporary petit-point needlework screen, depicting a flower-filled vase and foliate rinceau.
height 47 in.; width 34 in.
119.5 cm; 86.5 cm
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Provenance

Melchior, Cardinal Polignac (1661-1741)

Kraemer & Cie., Paris

Catalogue Note

Melchior de Polignac (1661-1741), a scion of the ancient Polignac family, was the son of Louis-Armand, Vicomte de Polignac, Marquis de Chalençon, Baron de Châteauneuf. He became ambassador to Poland in 1693; he was a negotiator of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and was appointed Cardinal-diacre in the same year. He was subsequently created Archbishop of Auch in 1726 and Ambassador to Rome from 1724 to 1732. He was elected to the Académie française in 1704, at the Académie des sciences in 1711 and the Académie des Inscriptions in 1717.

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