• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 7750

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A FRENCH GILTWOOD THREE-PIECE SALON SUITE

    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH GILTWOOD THREE-PIECE SALON SUITE
    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a canapé en corbeille and a pair of fauteuils, each with ribbon-bound reeded and laurel-carved frame, each stamped KRIEGER to the front left leg rosette, upholstered in crimson ground silk by Tassinari & Chatel
    The canapé: 72½ in. (184 cm.) wide (3)


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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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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR