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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JARDINIERE

    BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JARDINIERE
    BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Of square outline with canted angles, the lead-lined interior with later removable liner, the sides with cut-cornered raised panels, the stop-fluted canted angles above square tapering legs terminating in square toupie feet, stamped 'J.H. RIESENER' and 'JME'
    25¼ in. (64 cm.) high; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide [square]


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    Jean-Henri Riesener, maître in 1768.

    With its slender proportions and sober lines, this rafraîchissoir or jardinière stamped by Riesener is characteristic of the inherently elegant oeuvre of the celebrated ébéniste. The present lot is closely related to a pair of jardinières from the Dodge Collection, stamped by the ébéniste Jean-Joseph Gegenbach (dit 'Canabas'), sold, 24 June 1971, lot 109, and to another, sold more recently, Sotheby's, Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 194. A further related rafraîchissoir stamped by Riesener, was sold at Sotheby Parke-Bennet, Monaco, 25 June 1989, lot 3165 (FF421,800).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 202-204)