• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 378

    A FRENCH AMBOYNA AND WALNUT PARTNER'S PEDESTAL DESK AND DESK CHAIR

    BY KREIGER, OF EMPIRE STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH AMBOYNA AND WALNUT PARTNER'S PEDESTAL DESK AND DESK CHAIR
    BY KREIGER, OF EMPIRE STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The pedestal desk with a gilt tooled green leather top, the middle drawer with a 'KRIEGER' label, the lock inscribed 'Krieger Paris'
    31½ in. (80 cm.) high; 67 in. (170 cm.) wide; 37½ in. (95 cm.) deep


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    The Maison Krieger was established in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and his brother Nicolas, with premises at 17, rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris. Changing address several times, the firm became known as Antoine Krieger & Cie in 1850 and moved to 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in 1853. On Krieger's death in 1856, the company passed to his sons-in-law and became Cosse-Racault et Cie. Finally, after further name changes, it became Damon & Cie circa 1880, and moved to 74, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine. The company produced and exhibited furniture in many styles, both copying and creating modern interpretations of eighteenth century and Empire designs.

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