12 - 13 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A CONTINENTAL POLYCHROME-PAINTED LEATHER THREE-PANEL SCREEN,
decorated with scenes from 'Fables de la Fontaine'
Each panel 68¾in. (169.5cm.) high, 23½in. (59.5cm.) wide
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Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was France's most famous fabulist of the 17th century, taking inspiration from Aesop and Horace, amoung others. These panels depict scenes from "The Fox and the Stork" and "The Fox and the Crow".
This lot is offered without reserve.
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