• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, BOIS SATINE AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE

    ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES PHILIPPE CAREL, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, BOIS SATINE AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE
    ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES PHILIPPE CAREL, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The shaped rectangular sliding top centred by a ribbon-tied floral bouquet and stylised pomegranates to the angles, above a secrétaire drawer fitted with a hinged tan leather-lined writing surface above a well, flanked to each side with a further hinged panel, the cabriole legs headed by pierced foliate clasps and terminating in conforming sabots, the underside with inscription '...RLE', the marquetry restored but apparently original, the mounts possibly associated
    27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high; 28¾ in. (73 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep


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    Jacques Philippe Carel (1688-1755), maître in 1723.

    The present table à écrire is closely related to another table by Carel featuring very similar pierced chutes d'angles, identical shaped sabots and related floral marquetry sold from the Collection of Akram Ojjeh, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Monaco, 25-26 June 1979, lot 195 (FF140,000).

    Interestingly, a clear rapprochement can be drawn between the oeuvre of Carel and that of Jean-Pierre Latz (1691-1754, 'ébéniste privilégié du Roi' before 1741) who used such distinctive marquetry of floral sprays and grenades (or pomegranates) as featured on the present lot, in his oeuvre.

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    Provenance

    Jean Lupu, Paris, in the 1970s, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 146-147)