• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 463

    A PAIR OF REGENCE OAK BOISERIE PANELS

    CIRCA 1720 WITH LATER ADDITIONS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF REGENCE OAK BOISERIE PANELS
    CIRCA 1720 WITH LATER ADDITIONS
    Each with an ormolu portrait medallion within rouge griotte and ver de mer marble veneered ground and surrounded by shells, strapwork and scrolling foliage above a mirror plate, the marble and ormolu roundels outerframes and lower section added, probably circa 1900
    91½ in. (232.5 cm.) high, 37 in. (94 cm.) wide (2)


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    The upper sections of these carved oak wall panels are reminiscent of the most refined and inventive boiserie carved panels of the 1720's. All of the carved elements, including the arabesque framing elements, trailing vegetation and carved shell motives are close to many hôtel particuliers of the early 1720's -- but the carved dragon heads on the trellis background are nearly identical to the trumeau de glace of the cabinet of the hôtel Peyrenc de Moras, originally 23 Place Vendôme and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and which was built between 1720 and 1725 (B. Pons, De Paris A Versailles: 1699-1736: Les sculpteurs ornemanistes parisiens et l'art décoratif des Bâtiments du roi, Strasbourg, 1986, p. 230.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND (LOTS 455-474)