A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC
A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC
A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC
A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:11,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of an Important Private Collector

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND AMARANTH PARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONIÈRE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE STYLE OF RVLC


with an associated green ground Sèvres porcelain plaque, a drawer to the side and slide to front, on cabriole legs joined by an undertier, bearing a label for Halton Collections

69cm. high, 34cm. wide, 30cm. deep; 2ft. 3⅛in., 1ft. 1½in., 11¾in.


Condition Report

In overall in good conserved condition. As stated in the printed catalogue, with an associated porcelain top. The tier with minor cracks to one corner and a small loss to marquetry veneer. Generally with old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. One gilt-bronze mount on the front side of the tier with one missing pin, nevertheless the mount remains securely attached - the same can be said to one gilt-bronze mount of the descente with two pins missing. Corners underneath the tier reinforced. No key, however the drawer can be opened. Ready to place.


"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.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Collection of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968);

Property of the Comtesse d'Aubigny;

Christie's London, 1 July 1976, lot 99.

Catalogue Note

This table is related in style to the work of Roger van der Cruse dit Lacroix (R.V.L.C.), reçu maître in 1755, on the basis of a series of similar tables attributed to the ébèniste:

- one in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, on loan to Longleat House (inv.no. W.20-1997)

- one with similar corner and pierced frieze mounts in the Musée Nissim de Camondo (inv.no. CAM 194), illustrated in C. Roinet, Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix, Paris, 2000, p.54, fig. 17.

- one in the collections of the Wallace collection (inv.no. F326)

- one from the collections of Alfred de Rothschild, sold in the Carnavon sale Christie's London, 19 May 1925, lot 295 and subsequently sold Sotheby's Monaco, 4-6 December 1992, lot 20. This table features an identical marquetry pattern with trellis as well as identical mounts and pierced gilt-bronze frieze.

- one sold Christie's London, 1 July 1976, lot 100.


The label for Halton Collections suggests the table stood at Halton House, one of the residences of Alfred de Rothschild, Halton House. Interestingly, a photograph taken circa 1888 of the South Drawing Room shows two similar tables mounted with porcelain plaques flanking on each side the chimney piece (ill. The Story of Halton House, Country Home of Alfred de Rothschild, 2003, p.79). However, these two tables have been identified as the one in the Wallace Collection and the one aforementioned sold at Sotheby's Monaco. It is possible nevertheless that Halton had other tables in the same style.

STYLE: Private Collections
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