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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    French School, late 18th Century

    Design for an elaborate Louis XVI clock supported by a putto and an allegory of the arts

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    French School, late 18th Century
    Design for an elaborate Louis XVI clock supported by a putto and an allegory of the arts
    black lead, pen and grey ink, grey wash, with perspectival indications, watermark Strasburg Lily above J. Honig & Zoonen
    26 5/8 x 18 1/8 in. (66.7 x 46 cm.)
    Together with a design for an arch and a bureau (2)


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    The design for the clock relates to the work of the bronzier Jean-Louis Prieur and derives in part from a pattern of the early 1760s featured in the livre de desseins of Pierre-Antoine Foullet, ébéniste of the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine (H. Ottomeyer P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 152, fig. 3.3.6).

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    Provenance

    Georges de Belder, Belgium.