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Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (1753-1835)

The Ménage de Pressigny Panels

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 GBP

Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (1753-1835)

Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (1753-1835)

The Ménage de Pressigny Panels

The Ménage de Pressigny Panels

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 GBP

Lot sold:

176,400

GBP

Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (1753-1835)

French, Paris, dated 1779

The Ménage de Pressigny Panels


panel with the coat of arms of the Ménage de Pressigny signed: PARENT. 1779.;

panel with cipher MP signed and dated: A. J. PARENT. F .... 1779

wood, within their original ebonised and gilt wood and glass frames

each inscribed: DÉDIÉ A MONSIEUR MENAGE DE PRESSIGNY / AMATEUR DES SCIENCES ET BEAUX ARTS / Par son tre. hum. ob. ser Parent pre. du Roi


panel with coat of arms with an open book inscribed: LA HENRiADE / CHANT. II. / ARGUMENT / REINE / LE CiEL / COLIGNY / FRANCE; and with two closed books with spines respectively inscribed: JJ ROUSSA / T.II and: POPE/ T.I; and with medallions respectively inscribed: LUD XVI / REX CHR and HENRI IIII

56cm., 22in. each

These superb panels are preserved in a near original state of preservation. The condition is very good overall with minor dirt and wear to the surfaces consistent with age. There are one or two very minor losses to the panel with cipher: at the bottom of the bird’s nest and at the wheat (small trace of glue here). One of the projecting leaves from the vase is reattached at the stem and glue is visible. 

The frames: 

There are restored breaks to the frame of the panel with cipher. There are some stable minor splits to the panel with Louis XVI. Otherwise general wear to the frames including rubbing (and some small losses) to the gilding, and losses of the black paint at the edges. Some paint at the frames could possibly be refreshed.

The original glass from the frames has been retained but has been removed for the purposes of viewing in the exhibition. One of the glass sheets is in tact, the other has two losses to the top and bottom edges. 


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.

François Marie Ménage de Pressigny (circa 1733-1794);
private English collection, since circa 1930