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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 844

    A NAPOLEON III ROSEWOOD AND ENAMEL CENTRE TABLE

    BY TAHAN, PARIS, CIRCA 1856

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ROSEWOOD AND ENAMEL CENTRE TABLE
    BY TAHAN, PARIS, CIRCA 1856
    The shaped moulded top inset with an enamel flower band above a frieze drawer, the angles headed by espagnolettes, on cabriole legs ending in scroll cast sabots, the lock inscribed Executé en 1856 par Tahan, EBENISTE BREVETE DE L'EMPEREUR
    82 cm. high x 157 cm. wide x 93 cm. deep


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    Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan (1813-1892) first established rue Basse-du-Rempart in 1847. He moved to 11, Boulevard des Italiens circa 1850 where he remained until 1878. Official supplier to Emperor Napoleon III, specialising in the Renaissance and Rococo styles. He was awarded a silver medal at the 1849 exhibition, a mèdaille de seconde classe in 1852 and a gold medal in 1867. He used to work with artists and makers such as Cornu and Cremer.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate should read 10000-15000 Euros and not as stated in the catalogue.

    Please note that the top is inset with a polychrome-decorated porcelain floral trail which is signed and dated Guerou and 1854