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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A LATE LOUIS XV KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY PIERRE-HARRY MEWESEN, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XV KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY PIERRE-HARRY MEWESEN, CIRCA 1770
    The moulded gris St. Anne marble top above three short drawers and two long drawers with later emperor's head handles, between canted trompe-l'oeil fluted angles, on cabriole legs and foliate-scroll feet, stamped 'P-H MEWESEN JME', old repairs to marble
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 51¾ in. (131.5 cm.) wide; 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) deep


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    Pierre-Harry Mewesen, maître in 1766.

    Of Scandinavian origin, Mewesen worked in Paris, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine until the Revolution, focussing predominantly on Transitional and Louis XVI pieces. Mewesen is well-known for his use of geometric and cube marquetry, as illustrated in the present lot.

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