• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND COROMANDEL LACQUER VITRINE

    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND COROMANDEL LACQUER VITRINE
    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The tapering pediment surmounted by a pierced three-quarter gallery above a glazed door with lower lacquer panel depicting hens, with glazed sides and a mirrored interior set with four shelves, the angles with tapering fluted baluster columns, on toupie feet, the inside of the door with brass plaquette signed 'KRIEGER/PARIS'
    79½ in. (202 cm.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 18¼ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    The Maison Krieger was established in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and his brother Nicolas, with premises at 17, rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris. Changing address several times, the firm became known as Antoine Krieger & Cie in 1850 and moved to 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in 1853. On Krieger's death in 1856, the company passed to his sons-in-law and became Cosse-Racault et Cie. Finally, after further name changes, it became Damon & Cie circa 1880, and moved to 74, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine. The company produced and exhibited furniture in many styles, both copying and creating modern interpretations of eighteenth century and Empire designs.

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