39

拍品詳情

臻品雅器

|
巴黎

A Louis XVI carved grey-painted canapé, circa 1785, attributed to Georges Jacob
inversely arched back crested with trails of blossoms, downcurved sides closed with voluted terminals over freestanding colonnettes, bowed front rail over round cable-fluted legs; upholstered with blue velvet (wear)
Haut. 93 cm, larg. 160 cm, prof. 70 cm ; height 36 2/3  in; width 63 in; depth 27 1/2  in
參閱狀況報告 參閱狀況報告

來源

Anne Harriman Vanderbilt (1861-1940) in Paris
Thence by descent to her daughter, Margaret, princess Charles Murat (1891-1976) in Paris
Sold in New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 22 November 1946, lot 140

出版

F.L. Hinckley, A Directory of Antique Furniture, New York, 1953, p. 145, fig. 449 : "Princess Charles Murat Collection"

相關資料

A model by Georges Jacob

This canapé adopts the curved backrest with double scrolling and flower cascades and the canapé’s crook armrests of the famous set delivered by Georges Jacob in 1785 and 1786 for the Balbi Pavilion. Built for Anne de Caumont La Force (1758-1842), Comte de Provence’s favorite and Comte de Balbi’s wife, by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin in the Palace of Versailles park near the Lake of the Swiss Guards, this pavilion was furnished after designs by Jean-Demosthène Dugourc. This furniture set included two canapés, two benches, two bergère armchairs, six armchairs, two voyeuses armchairs, twelve chairs, one foot stool and one folding screen, all carved by Jacob's workshops. Some are now kept at Versailles, including one of the canapés (inv. VMB 14858).

We find in Georges Jacob’s production several similar canapés, notably one that was part of Jacques Doucet’s collection, George Petit Gallery, 7-8 June, 1912, lot 292 and one auctioned by Arcole at Drouot, 19 April 1989, lot 252.

Vanderbilt-Murat Provenance

In 1903, the American millionaire William K. Vanderbilt (1849-1920) married Anne Harriman (1861-1940), becoming her third and last husband. The couple lived either in New York, in Paris and at Carrières-sous-Poissy near Paris where he had built a castle dedicated to their horse racing passion. Anne Harriman had, from her second marriage to Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, a daughter named Margaret Rutherfurd (1891-1976). Among the six consecutive spouses of the latter, including Prince Charles Murat (1892-1973), whom she married twice, the first time in Paris on 8 July 1929, then again in 1945 and never left him.

臻品雅器

|
巴黎