• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE

    IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, BY LÉON KAHN, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE
    IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, BY LÉON KAHN, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The galleried brèche marble top above three drawers and a roll-top, the interior fitted with three drawers and a writing slide, over three frieze drawers, on caryatid supports joined by a shaped stretcher, the reverse of the stretcher rosette stamped KAHN
    43 3/8 in. (110 cm.) high, 36½ in. (92.7 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep


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    Though little is known about Léon Kahn and his oeuvre, his signed works were heavily influenced by the 18th century ébénistes, including Weisweiler, Cressent and Gaudreaux. A bureau au rognon by Kahn, also in the manner of Weisweiler, was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 24 October 2007, Lot 460 ($37,000).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 208-229)