A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Sold:16,250USD

Lot Details

Description

A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV WALNUT, BOXWOOD, SYCAMORE, FRUITWOOD AND SCAGLIOLA MARQUETRY PANELS BY THOMAS HACHE, GRENOBLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY


formerly doors of an armoire, now framed

height 64 in.; width 23 in.

162.5 cm; 58.5 cm

Condition Report

In good condition with typical scattered age cracks and minor areas of infill, small losses, and patches to inlaid decoration. As stated in catalogue, formerly doors of an armoire, now reduced in size along the borders with some replacements to veneers along the edges, visible in catalogue images. Now in black stained frames. Colors are very vibrant and in a good state of preservation. 


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. 

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

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Thomas Hache (1644-1747) was part of the most important dynasty of cabinetmakers working in Ancien Régime France outside of Paris. His workshop in Grenoble specialised in creating virtuoso inlaid surfaces using almost exclusively native Alpine woods and burr woods, the designs heavily influenced by the fashionable floral marquetry of the 17th century practised by Parisian ébénistes such as the Dutch-born Pierre Gole, in whose atelier Thomas Hache is believed to have trained. Under the influence of nearby Italy, however, Hache innovated by incorporating brightly blue or green-coloured scagliola inlay, seen to dazzling effect in the present lot.


These panels emanate from an important group of armoires by Thomas Hache, each with comparable marquetry decoration, several of which are illustrated in P. et F. Rouge, Le génie des Hache (Dijon 2005), p.72-97, including an Armoire aux Masques (no.10, p.94) with identical leaf-sprouting grotesque masks in the lower section. Further related examples were sold Marc-Arthur Kohn, Paris, 11 December 2017, lot 20; L'Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, 8 April 2017, lot 33 and 28 June 2015, lot 48; and Daguerre, Drouot Paris, 20 June 2014, lot 157.

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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