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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    French School, early 19th Century

    Design for a spherical ormolu chandelier

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    French School, early 19th Century
    Design for a spherical ormolu chandelier
    inscribed 'No. 560' (upper left) and further inscribed '25' (upper right)
    pen and black ink and watercolour, with touches of bodycolour
    9 x 7 in. (22.8 x 17.8 cm.)
    In a verre églomisé mount


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    There is a related drawing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (68.730.2), formerly in the collection of Eugene Rodriguez (Lugt 897).

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    Provenance

    with Armin B. Allen.
    Dr. Edgar de Noailles Mayhew (d.1991).


    Literature

    C.Plante, Designs for Gilt Bronze Objects from the French Restoration 1814-1830, London, 2002, pp.142-143.


    Exhibited

    New York, Hobhouse Ltd., An Exhibition of Ornamental Drawings 1550 - 1900, October, 1987.
    New York, Shepherd & Derom Galleries, The Edgar Mayhew Collection of 18th and 19th Century Decorative Drawings and Watercolours, 2002.