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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 271

    A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON

    PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON
    PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With a later circular white marble top with ribbed border on scrolled supports hung with rings and joined by a marble undertier, with curved stretchers centred by a sunflower finial and paw feet, with printed label 'EDOUARD LANGLADE INGÉNIEUR E.B.P VICE-PRESIDENT HONORAIRE DU SYNDICAT DES COMPOSANTS ÉLECTRONIQUES ADMINISTRATEUR DE SOCIÉTÉ ET DE GROUPEMENTS INTERPROFESSIONNELS 43, RUE BEZOUT - PARIS - XIV. GOB.71-30', and a handwritten paper label 'Ce guéridon a été acquis par mon aïeul Jean Hercule du Pont, lors de la dispersion du mobilier qui garnissait le bâtiment dénommé 'Baraque de l'Empereur' edifié par Napoléon 1er au Camp de Boulogne en 1803-04 pour se loger et abiter son quartier général. Aucun certificate d'authenticite, considéré comme négligeable, a l'époque n'a été établi - Ce meuble et son histoire ont été transmis de Péres et Fils et m'est revenu à tître de dernier descendant. Seule la plaque de marbre supérieure cassé lors d'un déménagement a été refaite pas mes soins. Fait à Paris, le 28 janvier 1952.'
    Langlade, Edouard (signature)
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) diameter


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    The handwritten label translates as 'This gueridon was acquired by my ancestor Jean Hercule du Pont at the occasion of the dispersal of the furniture from the building known as the Baraque de l'Empereur (Barracks of the Emperor) built by Napoléon 1st at the Camp de Boulogne in 1803-04 to stay in and live at his headquarters. No certificate of authenticity, considered at the time to be unimportant, was then issued - This piece and its history were bequeathed from father to son until bequeathed to me as the last living descendant. Only the top marble plaque, broken during a relocation, was replaced by me. Paris, 28 January, 1952. Langlade, Edouard.'

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    Provenance

    By repute, acquired by Jean Hercule du Pont circa 1803-4.
    Thence by descent to Edouard Langlade circa 1952 (according to label).