ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge
ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge
ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge
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Property from an Important Private Collection

ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Sold:25,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

ANTOINE MONNOYER

Paris 1670 - 1747 Paris-Saint-Germain-en-Layne

Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge


a pair, both oil on canvas

each: 81.3 x 119.9 cm.; 32 x 47¼ in.

(2)

Condition Report

Both canvases are lined, the paint surfaces of both are slightly dirty and both varnishes are clear if a little uneven. The craquelure in both has become slightly more distinct in areas.


The former

Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a number of retouchings scattered throughout the background and in the blooms on the ledge. There are more significant areas of restoration on the left and right sides of the ledge itself and in the upper corners. There are also small retouchings scattered in the still life, notably in the yellow flowers at the top and in the white flowers in the centre.


The latter

Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals few, scattered small retouchings generally confined to the background, with some scattered fine lines of retouching in parts of the still life to reduce the appearance of craquelure.


This decorative pair are in overall good condition, with the latter in slightly better repair.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Lady Young (possibly with her inventory markings on the reverse: Yo/260 and Yo/261).

ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge
Property from an Important Private Collection
ANTOINE MONNOYER | Still life of peonies, carnations, poppies and other flowers in a bronze urn on a stone ledge; and Still life of chrysanthemums, jasmine, lilies and carnations in a wicker basket on a stone ledge
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