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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 129

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, BROCATELLE D'ESPAGNE MARBLE AND BURR-MAPLE GUERIDONS

    AFTER THE MODEL BY ADAM WEISWEILER, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, BROCATELLE D'ESPAGNE MARBLE AND BURR-MAPLE GUERIDONS
    AFTER THE MODEL BY ADAM WEISWEILER, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE
    Each with a circular top, on lion-mask headed supports joined by an undertier and a concave-sided base, on toupie feet
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 14½ in. (37 cm.) diameter (2)


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    The tripartite structure of this gueridon and recurrent use of thuya or similarly-figured timbers is clearly inspired by the oeuvre of the ébéniste Adam Weisweiler (maître in 1778), who executed several related gueridons for the celebrated Parisian marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre. Such prototypes relate to these illustrated in P. Lemonnier, Weisweiler, Paris, 1983, p. 90, and in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIII Siècle, 1998, p. 868, fig. A.

    A closely related gueridon, formerly with Bernard Steinitz, Paris, was sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 30 October 1993, lot 401 ($112,500 with premium) and again Christie's, New York, 17-18 November 1999, lot 543.

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