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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LACQUER AND EBONISED VITRINE TABLE

    AFTER THE MODEL BY MARTIN CARLIN, BY EMMANUEL-ALFRED (DIT ALFRED II) BEURDELEY, PARIS, CIRCA 1880

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LACQUER AND EBONISED VITRINE TABLE
    AFTER THE MODEL BY MARTIN CARLIN, BY EMMANUEL-ALFRED (DIT ALFRED II) BEURDELEY, PARIS, CIRCA 1880
    The hinged glazed top with lacquer border opening to a blue fabric-lined interior over a frieze with panels of landscapes and birds, on fluted legs, stamped twice 'A BEURDELEY / A PARIS'
    30 1/8 in. (76.5 m.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep


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    A closely related lacquer writing table (bureau plat) by Martin Carlin is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (1049:1-1882). In May 1784, the Grand-Duchess, the future Tsarina, Marie Feodorovna, visited the emporium of the marchand-mercier, Dominique Daguerre, in Paris, and purchased considerable quantities of furniture, including a table very similar to this but set with Sèvres porcelain plaques instead of lacquer. Another similar lacquer writing table by Carlin is in the Louvre, Paris. Other 19th century replicas of this model have sold Christie's, London, 1 November 2001, lot 92 (£30,550) and Christie's, New York, 19 April 2016, lot 21 ($75,000).

    Provenance

    Collection Pierre Lecoules.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 February 2000, lot 215.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MONACO COLLECTION (LOTS 186-204)


    Literature

    D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobiler Français du XIXe Siècle, Les éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1984, p. 78 (illustrated).