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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    A LATE LOUIS XV MAHOGANY RAFRAICHISSOIR

    BY JOSEPH GENGENBACH DIT CANABAS, CIRCA 1770

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    A LATE LOUIS XV MAHOGANY RAFRAICHISSOIR
    BY JOSEPH GENGENBACH DIT CANABAS, CIRCA 1770
    With a mottled marble tablet, two cylindrical and two oval silver metal receptacles and a moulded edge above a drawer, on four cabriole legs with toupie feet and castors, stamped on one leg JME and J.CANABAS, restorations, originally with underier
    29¾ in. (76 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    Canabas, of German origin, settled in the famed Parisian Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1755 as an ouvrier libre before becoming maître in 1766. Canabas specialised in restrained, small functional pieces devoid of any exaggerated ornamentation. He focused predominantly on practical tables or rafraichissoirs, which could be used for service, without the need for servants, and moved easily from one side of the dining-room to another. A closely related rafraichissoir is in the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris (illustrated in Museée Nissim de Camondo', 1973, n.271, p.65).

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