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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD REGULATEUR

    BY KAHN & CIE., PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD REGULATEUR
    BY KAHN & CIE., PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by an eagle, globe and scythe and flanked by garland-bearing putti, the reverse of the mounts variously stamped KAHN, regilt
    100 in. (254 cm.) high, 24 in. (61 cm.) wide, 12 ¾ in. (32.3 cm.) deep


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    The present lot by the firm of Kahn & Cie. is characteristic of the company's productions celebrating royal models of the ancien régime. Though little is known of the firm, factories were established in the early 20th century in London at 19-51 Gough St. and in Paris at 84, avenue Ledru-Rollin. Another example of the present clock was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 15 April 2011, lot 35 ($98,500).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN