• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 583

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE

    BY GERMAIN LANDRIN, CIRCA 1760

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    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE
    BY GERMAIN LANDRIN, CIRCA 1760
    Inlaid overall with illusionistic cube pattern, the kidney-shaped top above a tambour enclosing a writing drawer and three drawers, with two blue silk-lined hinged drawers on the right, on cabriole legs and sabots, stamped 'G. LANDRIN' and twice 'JME'
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep


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    Germain Landrin, maître in 1738.

    This table displays a cube parquetry pattern characteristic of Germain Landrin, though developed by his contemporary Jean-François Oeben. Landrin mainly produced small-scale pieces, which he often sold through marchands-ébénistes such as Migeon and Oeben.
    A pair of closely related kidney-shaped tables de salon, stamped Landrin, was sold from the collection of Lady Sassoon, Christie's, London, 24 November 1955, lot 67 (illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle, 1989, p. 470). Another almost identical table, but with marquetry top, stamped Landrin, was sold from the collection of Victor Rothschild, 148 Piccadilly, sold Sotheby's house sale, 20 April 1937, lot 170.

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