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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND TULIPWOOD VITRINE CABINET

    BY ALEXANDRE HUGNET, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND TULIPWOOD VITRINE CABINET
    BY ALEXANDRE HUGNET, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The stepped spreading pediment above a geometric frieze and central cupboard door applied with a dancing muse over a pair of caryatids, the curved sides each set with a bowed glazed cupboard door opening to three shelves, the angles headed with espagnolette busts, on short foliate-hipped cabriole legs tapering to scrolled sabots, the reverse stencilled HUGNET/AMEUBLEMENTS/PARIS/69 FAUBOURG ST. ANTOINE[...] and MAPLE/432
    63 3/8 in. (161 cm.) high; 54¾ in. (139 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep


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    Alexandre E. Hugnet, son of the cabinet maker Ainé Hugnet, succeeded his father at his Faubourg Saint Antoine atelier in 1880. He was awarded a Silver Medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle.