• The Opulent Eye - 19th Century auction at Christies

    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED-BRONZE MOUNTED BURR-AMBONYA CONSOLE DESSERTE

    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED-BRONZE MOUNTED BURR-AMBONYA CONSOLE DESSERTE
    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
    En suite with the previous lot, the vert Maurin marble top above a frieze drawer with compartmentalized interior and mounted with winged figures suspending garlands, on two winged front supports before a mirrored back, the right side upright signed 'KRIEGER'
    40 ¼ in. (102 cm.) high; 63 ½ in. (161 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    A console table of this model by Krieger sold from the Ferreyra Palace in Córdoba, Argentina, Sotheby’s, New York, 20 April 2007, lot 326 and was also part of a dining suite. The console is a direct replica of one at the Château de Fontainebleau which is the inspiration for the suite.

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    Provenance

    By repute, the Egyptian Royal family.
    Bought in Cairo in 1954 by the present owner’s father.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SAUDI ARABIAN COLLECTION (LOTS 161-166)