A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 2,500 GBP

A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 2,500 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY


with an enamel plaque depicting the Crucifixion between enamel columns, the lower section with a later oak adjustable lifting slope above a pair of double panelled doors with enamelled portrait roundels depicting apostles, parts of the walnut cabinet 18th century and the reverse with fragments of crimson damask

146cm high, 60cm. wide, 34cm. deep; 4ft. 9½in., 1ft. 11¾in., 1ft. 1½in.

Condition Report

Enamels in good condition. The walnut support with chips and losses throughout. Patches to hinges sites etc. Evidence of old worm and some chips at these sites. The reading ledge lacking moulded edge. Evidence of old worm. Later hinged easel. Would benefit from some conservation. Damask to reverse shredded.


"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

Literature

‘Spetchley Park -I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 46;

Inventory, 1949, 'A walnut prie dieu having simulated drawer front, set with Limoges enamels, a Limoges enamel plaque “The Crucifixion” set in the canopy back, 23” wide' in Mr John Berkeley's Bedroom

A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A WALNUT AND OAK PRIE DIEU MOUNTED WITH LIMOGE STYLE ENAMELS, THE ENAMEL PLAQUES POSSIBLY SAMSON, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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