• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 151

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BOIS SATINE PARQUETRY BUREAU-A- CYLINDRE

    IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, BY GERVAISE-MAXIMILIEN-EUGÈNE DURAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BOIS SATINE PARQUETRY BUREAU-A- CYLINDRE
    IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, BY GERVAISE-MAXIMILIEN-EUGÈNE DURAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The brèche marble-inset galleried top above three drawers, the cylinder applied with a floral festoon, the interior fitted with drawers, compartments and a pull-out writing slide, above a frieze drawer cast with cloudborne putti, flanked by a pair of further drawers, on tapering supports headed by basket-bearing caryatids, joined by a loop 'H'-form stretcher, terminating in spirally-fluted tapering feet, the underside stamped 'G. DURAND'
    43¾ in. (111 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep


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    Specialising in the production of 18th century style furniture of the finest quality, Gervais-Maximillien-Eugène Durand (b. 1839) worked from a number of workshop locations in Paris during the last quarter of the 19th century. With his son Frédéric-Louis joining him in around 1890, the firm altered its name to Durand et Fils. Another example of this model of bureau à cylindre, by Léon Kahn as opposed to Durand, sold Christie's, New York, 24 November 2009, lot 220 ($32,500).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 150-151)