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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    A GERMAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE, MAHOGANY AND BURR-ALDER MANTEL CLOCK WITH CALENDAR

    ISAAC MAQUET, BERLIN, LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO WERNER & MIETH, DIAL AND MOVEMENT PROBABLY ASSOCIATED

    Estimate

    A GERMAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE, MAHOGANY AND BURR-ALDER MANTEL CLOCK WITH CALENDAR
    ISAAC MAQUET, BERLIN, LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO WERNER & MIETH, DIAL AND MOVEMENT PROBABLY ASSOCIATED
    With eight-day movement, the dial signed 'Isaac Maquet/ A BERLIN'
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high; 14 ½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 7 in. (18 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF OTTO VON MITZLAFF (LOTS 114-126 & 542-545)

    Otto von Mitzlaff, the distinguished furniture specialist from Wächtersbach, near Frankfurt, is best known to collectors for his elegant stands at the annual TEFAF Art Fair in Maastricht. Reflecting his personal taste and good eye, his stands always feature exquisite neo-classical furniture and in particular highlights from the Neuwied workshops of the celebrated ébénistes Abraham and David Roentgen. Von Mitzlaff’s passion for Germany’s most successful cabinet-makers goes back many decades and resulted in him moving his family into the beautiful Prinzessinnenhaus situated vis à vis of Schloss Wächtersbach. This charming little palais still retains many original features, including its magnificent carved front doors, which were supplied in 1745 from the workshops of Abraham Roentgen. The von Mitzlaff family still resides at the Prinzessinnenhaus and it is from here that the following items have been consigned for sale.