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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 333

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-METAL, MAHOGANY AND EBONISED GUERIDONS

    IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES PERCIER, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-METAL, MAHOGANY AND EBONISED GUERIDONS
    IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES PERCIER, 20TH CENTURY
    Each with a circular banded white marble top, the frieze with lion masks, above a pierced tripartite stand and a concave-sided base
    35 in. (89 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) diameter (2)


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    These gueridons are closely related to an Empire gueridon executed by Georges Jacob after a design by Charles Percier, which M. Robiquet records as having been in the latter's collection and '(...) exécuté d'après ses donnés les plus directes (M. Robiquet, La Renaissance de l'Art Français et des Industries de Luxe No. 3, March, 1923, p.132). Percier's gueridon was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 7 December 1996, lot 88 (£65,000 with premium).

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