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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY COMMODE A VANTAUX

    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY COMMODE A VANTAUX
    BY MAISON KRIEGER, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The shaped brèche violette marble top over a breakfront patera-inset guilloche frieze, over a pair of quarter-veneered cupboard doors each hung with blossoming floral garlands, opening to a single interior shelf, on short cabriole legs with paw-cast sabots, one angle mount signed KRIEGER
    33 7/8 in. (86 cm.) high; 50 5/8 in. (128.5 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep


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    The highly prolific firm of Maison Krieger was established in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and his brother Nicolas, with premises at 17, rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris. Though changing address several times, the atelier became known as Antoine Krieger & Cie in 1850 and moved to 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in 1853. Krieger was succeeded by his sons upon his death in 1856 and continued the business under the name of Cosse-Racault & Cie. Ultimately, the firm became known as 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 18th century and Empire designs.