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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BLACK AND GILT JAPANNED HANGING ETAGERES

    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, SUPPLIED BY MAISON JANSEN, PROBABLY FROM RAMSEY, PARIS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BLACK AND GILT JAPANNED HANGING ETAGERES
    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, SUPPLIED BY MAISON JANSEN, PROBABLY FROM RAMSEY, PARIS
    Each with three serpentine-fronted graduated shelves with shaped pierced sides, above a pair of doors decorated with Chinoiserie scenes, above a shaped apron
    Each: 30 in (76 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Shelves such as the present example were typically produced in order to display objets précieux or objets de luxe, as illustrated by the numerous 18th Century paintings depicting comparable examples, and inspired by the still-life, circa 1725, in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (illustrated in Steinitz Antiquaires, Paris, 2006, p. 222).
    A related gilt and red-japanned hanging shelf was sold, 'Le Goçut Steinitz II', Christies, Paris, 14 November 2007, lot 140 (£18,250 EUR).

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    Provenance

    The Collection of Mr. X, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Monaco, 24-25 June 1984, lot 3106.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 1-92)