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Charles Percier
A DESIGN FOR A JARDINÈRE, WITH A RELIEF OF VENUS AND APOLLO
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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158
Charles Percier
A DESIGN FOR A JARDINÈRE, WITH A RELIEF OF VENUS AND APOLLO
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Charles Percier
PARIS 1764 - 1838
A DESIGN FOR A JARDINÈRE, WITH A RELIEF OF VENUS AND APOLLO

Provenance

The archives of the workshop of François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, Paris

Literature

C. Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, Receuil des décorations intérieures, comprenant tout ce qui a rapport à l’ameublement, Paris 1812, pp. 34-35, pl. 44 (‘Jardiniere éxecutée à Paris pour M. E**’);
H. Havard, Dictionnaire de l’ameublement et de la décoration depuis le XIIIe siècle jusqu’a nos jours, Paris 1894, Vol.III, pp. 94-95, fig. 69;
J. Belhoste, ‘Percier and François Honoré Georges Jacob-Desmalter: The Origins of Modern Furniture Design’, in Jean-Philippe Garric, ed., Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions, exhib. cat., New York 2016-2017, pp. 176-177, note 28

Catalogue Note

Refined and elegant, this attractive watercolour, so typical of Percier’s style, is a design for a jardinière commissioned by an unidentified patron in Paris, known only as Monsieur E (see Literature).  The design can be dated to between 1801 and 1805.

Charles Percier was awarded the Prix de Rome for architecture in 1786 and spent seven years at the Académie de France in Rome.  During his time in Italy he worked closely alongside another fellow student of architecture, Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853).  Their friendship and working relationship continued upon their return to Paris, where they collaborated on numerous architectural projects until 1814.

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