• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 440

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND AMBOYNA GUERIDONS

    AFTER THE MODEL BY ADAM WEISWEILER, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND AMBOYNA GUERIDONS
    AFTER THE MODEL BY ADAM WEISWEILER, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE
    Each with a circular top centred by a medallion depicting a horse-drawn classical figure, above three paired simulated bamboo supports joined by a concave-sided base, surmounted by a galleried undertier and terminating in foliate-cast feet
    29 in. (75 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) diameter (2)


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    The model for this pair of gueridons was first executed by Adam Weisweiler, matre in 1778, and is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Franais du XVIII Sicle, 1998, p. 868, fig. A.

    A virtually identical pair of gueridons was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 30 September 1998, lot 619 (12,650 with premium), and another sold anonymously, more recently, Christie's, London, 11 September 2008, lot 101 (11,250 with premium).

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