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    Sale 5409

    The Sunday Sale - Property of Mrs. Gwen Pethick; Property of a Gentleman and Property of a Gentleman removed from Seisdon Hall, South Staffordshire.

    16 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 192

    A PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU AND BRASS CENTRE TABLE

    OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO EDOUARD KREISSER

    Price Realised  

    A PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU AND BRASS CENTRE TABLE
    OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO EDOUARD KREISSER
    With sévres style porcelain mounts depicting frolicking putti, one with the interlaced initials 'MA' on fluted legs and urn centred X-stretcher
    33in. (84cm.) high; 37in. (94cm.) wide; 24in. (61cm.) deep


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    This table, designed in the Louis XVI antique fashion and embellished with Marie Antoinette's cypher, is intended to evoke Empress Euginies Saint-Cloud apartment, whose elegant furnishings associated with the eighteenth century French Queen, including a Shévres-mounted table supplied by Riesener for Versailles Petit Trianon. Queen Victoria occupied the apartment during her visit to the 1855 Paris exhibition, where she purchased related furniture exhibited by Edouard Kreisser (fl.1843-1863) of the boulevard de la Madeleine and rue Basse-du-Rempart. (see S.Jervis,Kreisser Addenda, Furniture History, 1998, pp.142-146)

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    with Great Brampton House Antiques Ltd., Hereford.