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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1750
    Each with asymmetrical twisting stems cast with scrolls on trellis and scroll-cast bases
    11 3/4 in. (30 cm) high (2)


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    The finely sculpted, twisting form of these candlesticks relates them to the designs of the celebrated rococo dessinateur Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, whose oeuvre of circa 1750 features similar candlesticks on plates 33 and 35.

    THE BARON DE REDE

    Alexis, Baron de Redé, dubbed 'the best host in all Europe', was celebrated alike for his lavish entertaining as for his meticulous restoration of the 17th century Hôtel Lambert in Paris, where he resided from 1949 until his death in 2004. His glamorous circle included Arturo Lopez-Willshaw, the poet and patron of the Surrealists Marie-Laure de Noailles, the musicians Georges Auric and Francis Poulenc and the equally celebrated aesthete and bon viveur Charles de Bestegui.

    Provenance

    Baron de Redé, Hôtel Lambert, Paris, sold Sotheby's, Paris, 16 March 2005, lot 119.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 192-194)