• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5918

    Christie's Interiors

    1 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    A FRENCH SCARLET-TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID SERPENTINE GAMES TABLE

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SCARLET-TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID SERPENTINE GAMES TABLE
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The baize lined fold-over top above a single frieze drawer on four cabriole legs, the lock marked DIEHL PARIS 19. R.MICHEL-LECOMTE
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 36 in. (91 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    Of German origin, Charles-Guillaume Diehl (1811- circa 1885) moved to Paris in 1840 and established his workshops at 39, rue Saint Sebastian, where in 1870 they numbered around 600 employees.During the mid-19th Century, Diehl participated in the major International exhibitions, conceived to promote the decorative arts, starting with the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851, and was awarded medals in 1855 and 1861. He was awarded the hors-concours at the 1878 Exhibition.

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