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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    Jean-Guillaume Moitte (Paris 1746-1810)

    Designs for seven elaborate armchairs and a sofa

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    Jean-Guillaume Moitte (Paris 1746-1810)
    Designs for seven elaborate armchairs and a sofa
    pen and grey and black ink, grey and black wash
    13 5/8 x 23 1/8 in. (34.6 x 58.6 cm.)


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    Designs for seat furniture in the Antique manner were popularised by Pierre-Antoine Leboux de la Mésangère's Journal des Modes et du Goût, a journal depicting contemporary society and fashion in Paris published between 1798 and 1835. A Roman sofa with alternate patterns implies that the designs were intended for publication. The various fauteuils and bergères feature klismos and Etruscan-scrolled legs, while others are adorned with lions, griffin and sphynx.

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    Provenance

    Henri Auguste, until 1810.
    J.B.C. Odiot, his studio stamp and number '502' (twice).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Hôtel George V, Odiot, Maître-Orfèvre du XIXe Siècle, 1975, no. 53.