• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 361

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT

    BY JEAN CAUMONT, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
    BY JEAN CAUMONT, CIRCA 1775
    The leather-lined top over three frieze drawers, one drawer further fitted, on paneled square tapering legs ending in ormolu caps, stamped J. CAUMONT and JME twice
    31 in. (79 cm.) high, 52¼ in. (132.5 cm.) wide, 25¼ in. (64 cm.) deep


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    Jean Caumont, maître in 1774.

    The elegant, architectural form of this bureau plat exemplifies the pared down neo-classical taste popular in the 1760s and 1770s. Often referred to as le goût grec, this style was introduced in the 1750s by the influential architect Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Charles Balay, Paris, in 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM F. REILLY (LOT 361)