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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND VERNIS MARTIN CABINET-ON-STAND

    BY JEAN-PIERRE-ALEXANDRE TAHAN, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND VERNIS MARTIN CABINET-ON-STAND
    BY JEAN-PIERRE-ALEXANDRE TAHAN, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The three-quarter galleried top above a pair of doors each with a panel painted with a muse and two putti and opening to a single shelf, the interior lock-plate engraved TAHAN A PARIS, above two drawers, the quarter-veneered sides each mounted with a chain-suspended quiver, the lower section with a pull-out fall-front with a blue velvet-lined writing surface, on tapering fluted legs joined by a stretcher centred by an urn en fambleau
    57 7/8 in (147 cm.) high; 30 7/8 in. (78.5 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep


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    Described as proprietors of 'ébénisterie de lux', the atelier of Tahan participated in many of the major exhibitions between 1849 and 1867, winning a silver medal in 1849 and a Médaille d'or in 1867. However, as superior in quality as his works were, the 1867 exhibition jury questioned his role as sole producer of his exhibited works considering his close relationship with various well-known ébénistes of the time, including Eugène Cornu and Joseph Cremer (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle, Paris, 1984, p. 595).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 308-351)