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    Sale 7569

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

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TWO-TIER JARDINIERE

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TWO-TIER JARDINIERE
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The circular bronze basin supported by a winged Sphinx, on shaped legs with lion-paw feet atop a triform base
    44¼ in. (112.5 cm.) high; 17¼ (44 cm.) diameter


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    This jardinière is after the model made for Joséphine de Beauharnais' refurbishment of the Château de Malmaison, which is described as an 'Anthénienne de l'Impératice Joséphine' and illustrated in E. Dumonthier, Le Meuble-Toilette, Paris, 1923, p. 47.

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