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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 361

    A PAIR OF EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU CHENETS

    CIRCA 1735

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    A PAIR OF EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU CHENETS
    CIRCA 1735
    Depicting the fable of the 'Monkey and the Cat" by Jean de la Fontaine
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) high


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    This pair of amusing chenets depict the Fable ‘The Monkey and the Cat’ by Jean de La Fontaine where the Monkey dupes the cat.
    The English translation of this fable reads:

    He [the cat] drew out, in spite of the singeing,
    One after another, the chestnuts at last, —
    While Bertrand [the monkey] contrived to devour them as fast.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the property title for this lot is incorrect in the catalogue. The correct property title is "Property from the Estate of a Noble French Family."


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A NOBLE FRENCH FAMILY