• 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 543

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND BOIS DE BOUT MARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME

    BY JEAN-PIERRE LATZ, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND BOIS DE BOUT MARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME
    BY JEAN-PIERRE LATZ, CIRCA 1740
    Of serpentine form and inlaid overall with floral sprays, the shaped fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with leather writing-surface, three shaped drawers and a well, above two drawers, on cabriole legs and rocaille gilt sabots, stamped 'L.D.' twice, 'JME' twice, and 'LAT...', restorations, previously further mounted, the escutcheons replaced, mounts re-gilt
    34 in. (86 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (45 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Jean-Pierre Latz, circa 1691-1754.

    An artisan privilégié du roi, Latz worked from the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and his style is characterized by its sculptural vitality, extremely realistic floral marquetry and distinctive gilt- bronze mounts, which he cast himself in direct contravention to the guild regulations (H. Hawley, 'Jean-Pierre Latz, Cabinetmaker', Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, September/October 1970, p. 207).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.