• 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 53

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND TOLE PEINTE FIRESCREEN

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND TOLE PEINTE FIRESCREEN
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rocaille cartouche-shaped frame enclosing a finely painted scene of an amorous couple beside a grotto
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide


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    A firescreen of the same model listed as being made by Maison Morisot, was shown at the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle and is illustrated in V. Champier, Industries d'art a L'Exposition Universelle de 1889, Paris, 1889. Another comparable example was sold Sotheby's, New York, 'Property from the Estate of Rochelle Sepenuk', 21 October 2008, lot 164 ($21,250).

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