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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 395

    AN IMPORTANT FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CREDENCE

    BY PAUL SORMANI, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO ÉDOUARD LIÈVRE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN IMPORTANT FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CREDENCE
    BY PAUL SORMANI, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO ÉDOUARD LIÈVRE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The lockplate signed 'PAUL SORMANI / 10 rue Charlot Paris'
    83 ½ in. (212 cm.) high; 45 ¼ in. (116 cm.) wide; 21 ¾ in. (55 cm.) deep


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    The attribution of the design to Édouard Lièvre is made with comparison to a number of Renaissance style pieces in the sale of his personal property following his death, Succession de Feu Edouard Lièvre, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 21-24 March 1887:
    - Lot 3, ‘Meuble remarquable formant cabinet’, see Sotheby’s, New York, 16 November 2011, lot 239.
    - Lot 16, ‘Crédence en noyer enrichie de bronzes’, see Christie’s, London 18 September 2014, lot 30 and 'Édouard Lièvre', Connaissance des Arts, N° 228, Paris 2004, S. 28 ff. Optima propagare Edouard Lièvre : Créateur de meuble & objets d’art, Galerie Roxane Rodriguez, Paris, 2004, pp. 32-33. It shares with the present lot the same portrait relief roundels of King Charles VII of France and his favourite mistress Agnès Sorel amidst rinceaux reserves.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE PARISIAN COLLECTION (LOTS 395-399)