A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ
 A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ
 A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ
 A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ
 A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

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Lot Details

Description

Property of a Gentleman

A PAIR OF EMPIRE CARVED MAHOGANY CANAPÉS DE BILLARDS CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF PIERRE-ANTOINE BELLANGÉ


upholstered close nail suede with squab cushions

148cm. wide; 4ft. 10¼in.

Condition Report

In overall good conserved condition. Minor split to veneer on one side of canape and conforming splits and restorations to another. Surface re-polished. Upholstery in very good order. Minor old marks, chips and losses consistent with age and use. Plug repairs and further retouches to areas at the top of uprights around the paterae where previous upholstery was pinned. Very smart and 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.

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."

Saleroom Notice

The estimate for this lot should read £10,000-£15,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired from Mallett at Bourdon House, Ltd.


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

S. Cordier, Bellangé, ébénistes une histoire du goût au XIXe siecle, Paris, 2012, p. 100, p.429 and p.556

Catalogue Note

Pierre-Antoine Bellangé (1757-1827) belonged to one of the most important dynasties of cabinetmakers working in Paris in the first half of the 19th century, along with his son Louis-Alexandre Bellangé (1796-1861), his brother Louis-François Bellangé (1759-1827), and the later's son Alexandre Bellangé (1799-1863). The family were official suppliers to the Napoleonic court and subsequently the royal households of the Bourbons and King Louis-Philippe, and also executed major commissions for leading private and overseas clients including the celebrated suite of giltwood seat furniture ordered by President James Monroe for the White House in 1817. Throughout their work, common characteristics are the lion's paws, the rich but refined carved reliefs in mahogany and a flawless quality in design and execution, which can be seen in the present lot.

STYLE: Private Collections
Live Auction Begins:12 Nov 2019 | 01:30 PM GMT