• 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 6

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID MAHOGANY, AMARANTH AND TRELLIS-PARQUETRY BUFFET

    BY MERCIER FRÈRES, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID MAHOGANY, AMARANTH AND TRELLIS-PARQUETRY BUFFET
    BY MERCIER FRÈRES, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The moulded white marble top above a central long frieze drawer flanked to each side by a short drawer, above three cupboard doors enclosing a single shelf, the central drawer with an ivory plaquette inscribed MERCIER FRÈRES
    39 in. (99 cm.) high; 89 in. (226 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department


    The firm known from 1867 as Mercier Frères was established in 1828 by Claude Mercier with premises at 15, rue Beautrellis. Moving shortly afterwards to 100, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, where it remained until its final demise in 1986, the firm exhibited at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie française in 1844 and 1849, and participated in most of the major International Exhibitions of the latter half of the century.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.