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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 2

    A QUANTITY OF 'VERSAILLES' OAK PARQUET FLOORING

    18TH OR 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QUANTITY OF 'VERSAILLES' OAK PARQUET FLOORING
    18TH OR 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising circa one hundred panels
    Each panel 100 cm. x 100 cm. (71)


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    The large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced there in 1684, as parquet de menuiserie ('woodwork parquet'), to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozenge were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693.

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    Provenance

    With Axel Vervoordt, 1996.


    Saleroom Notice

    PLEASE NOTE THE CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION SHOULD READ:
    A QUANTITY OF'VERSAILLES' OAK PARQUET FLOORING
    18TH OR 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising thirty-nine complete panels (circa 96 cm. x 96 cm. per panel) and thirty-two incomplete panels
    Please note the estimate should read 10.000-15.000 EURO