• 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 192

    A GERMAN BEADWORK, EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHANN MICHAEL VON SELOW, (1755-1722), BRAUNSCHWEIG, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN BEADWORK, EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHANN MICHAEL VON SELOW, (1755-1722), BRAUNSCHWEIG, CIRCA 1760
    The cartouche-form top with rocaille design above a scalloped apron on cabriole legs, redecorated, underside to tray resupported
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high, 27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    This table and the following table employ charming glass beadwork decoration, a technical innovation perfected in the eighteenth Century, with Johann Michael van Selow considered to be its finest craftsman. Originally from the Netherlands, Von Selow worked under the Royal patronage of Duke Carl I of Braunschweig. The factory was in existence less than twenty years (1755-1772) and survivals of this colorful beadwork are rare. Examples of Von Selow's work can be seen in the Stadtische Museum in Braunschweig and in The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 191-198)