6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,000
A LATE LOUIS XV CARVED, CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BOISERIE ELEMENT
Centred by a mask and crossed bullrushes, and with ribbon-tied leaf-and-berry edged panels carved with rosettes and floral swags, stencilled to back J 24, and indictinctly inscribed place sur Cloison...
23½ in. (60 cm.) high; 68 in. (173 cm.) wide
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The triumphal arched panel celebrating the Water Element is designed in the 1770s 'antique' fashion as popularised by the Oeuvres, 1780-96 of R. de Lalonde. The reed-wreathed and flower-garlanded head of a river god issues from wave-scrolled baguettes of poetically laurelled acanthus.
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Acquired from Bernard Steinitz, Paris.