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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 165

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, FRUITWOOD AND PARQUETRY ARMOIRE

    BY FRANCOIS GASPARD TEUNE, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, FRUITWOOD AND PARQUETRY ARMOIRE
    BY FRANCOIS GASPARD TEUNE, CIRCA 1775
    Decorated overall with flower-filled trellis parquetry, the shaped rectangular grey-veined white marble top, above two doors enclosing a fitted interior with two shelves, the angles headed by swagged pilasters, the reverse on simulated fluted short tapering legs and toupie feet, stamped 'F.G.TEUNE', and 'JME'
    48½ in. (123 cm.) high; 37¾ in. (96 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29 cm.) deep


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    François Gaspard Teuné, maître in 1766.

    This elegant armoire is stamped by François Gaspard Teuné, who trained in the workshop of his uncle Jean Popsel (maître in 1755), and with whom he undoubtedly collaborated on the manufacture of pieces for the marchand-ébéniste Pierre II Migeon (maître c.1725).

    The present armoire is embellished with an elaborate parquetry design incorporating quatrefoil flowers in trelliswork among lozenges, which relates to the prototypes conceived by Jean-François Oeben, circa 1760-63, such as the superb floral marquetry and cube parquetry commode from the Bensimon collection, illustrated in R. Stratmann-Döhler, Jean-François Oeben, Paris, 2002, p.53.

    Among the related pieces featuring the same lozenge parquetry, by or attributed to Teuné, a bureau-à-cylindre was sold from the Di Portanova collection, Christie's, New York, 20 October 2000, lot 58, a bureau plat was sold, Christie's, Paris, 26 November 2005, lot 233, and more recently, a superb meuble d'appui was sold at Christie's, London, 5 July 2007, lot 85.

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    Provenance

    With Attilio Oddone, Genoa, 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY