• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS TWO-TIER ETAGERES

    BY PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS TWO-TIER ETAGERES
    BY PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with plain turned shaft issuing the cut-glass dishes surmounted by a foliate-wrapped ring carrying handle, above a spreading down-swept foliate matted base and stepped square plinth, each stamped 'THOMIRE A PARIS'
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diameter (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843), maître fondeur-ciseleur in 1772.

    A related pair or Empire ormolu and cut-glass étagères by Thomire, formerly the property of King Umberto II of Italy, were sold, Christie's, London, 9 December 2004, lot 44 (£20,315.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.