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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN CARVED OAK NINE-LIGHT TORCHERES

    PROBABLY MUNICH, CIRCA 1870, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTIAN JANK (1833-1888)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN CARVED OAK NINE-LIGHT TORCHERES
    PROBABLY MUNICH, CIRCA 1870, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTIAN JANK (1833-1888)
    Of monumental scale, with two tiers of branches, drilled for electricity
    106 in. (270 cm.) high; 39 in. (100 cm.) square


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    Provenance

    By repute from the Kapuzinerkloster St Anton, Munich.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF OTTO VON MITZLAFF (LOTS 114-126 & 542-545)

    Otto von Mitzlaff, the distinguished furniture specialist from Wächtersbach, near Frankfurt, is best known to collectors for his elegant stands at the annual TEFAF Art Fair in Maastricht. Reflecting his personal taste and good eye, his stands always feature exquisite neo-classical furniture and in particular highlights from the Neuwied workshops of the celebrated ébénistes Abraham and David Roentgen. Von Mitzlaff’s passion for Germany’s most successful cabinet-makers goes back many decades and resulted in him moving his family into the beautiful Prinzessinnenhaus situated vis à vis of Schloss Wächtersbach. This charming little palais still retains many original features, including its magnificent carved front doors, which were supplied in 1745 from the workshops of Abraham Roentgen. The von Mitzlaff family still resides at the Prinzessinnenhaus and it is from here that the following items have been consigned for sale.