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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 333

    A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SIDE-CABINET

    BY GUILLAUME GROHÉ, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SIDE-CABINET
    BY GUILLAUME GROHÉ, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The portor marble top above a frieze drawer applied with scrolling acanthus, doves and winged putti, over two cupboard doors centred with a ribbon-tied oval medallion cast in relief with playful putti, with panelled sides, the fluted angles headed with swags and acanthus, on toupie feet, the top of the carcass and drawer edges stamped GROHÉ/A PARIS
    46 in. (117 cm.) high; 49 1/8 in. (126 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep


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    The firm of Grohé was established in the mid-1820s in Paris by Guillaume and Jean-Michel Grohé. The brothers exhibited at the major exhibitions throughout the 19th century and supplied furniture to the French Royal households, as well as to Queen Victoria. Following Guillaume's retirement in 1861, Jean-Michel, the younger brother, managed the atelier until 1884, when it ceased trading.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 308-351)