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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 339

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY GUERIDON

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH-EMMANUEL ZWIENER

    Price Realised  

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY GUERIDON
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH-EMMANUEL ZWIENER
    The quarter-veneered marquetry top, over a shaped frieze on slender tapering legs, each headed by a finely-cast foliate clasp incised 'EB'(?) to the reverse, and joined by a concaved undertier, on scroll sabots, with label for 'WILKINSON & SON 8, OLD BOND STREET LONDON'
    30¼ in. (76.5 cm.) high; 23 3/8 in. (59.5 cm.) diameter


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    The finely-cast foliate scrolling mounts to the frieze with bulrush, flowers and acanthus leaves are characteristic of the type and quality of Zwiener. Recorded at Moorfields as early as 1766, and then at Ludgate Hill, the firm of Wilkinson & Son held from 1855 to 1909 premises at 8 Old Bond Street. A 'drawing room cabinet' by the 'extensive establishment of Mr Wilkinson' was shown at the 1862 International Exhibition. It is possible that Wilkinson may have acquired this gueridon wholesale from Zwiener's workshop, the decorators Jansen or a French retailer.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    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

    The Earl of Sefton, Croxeth Hall, Christie's, 17-20 September 1973.
    Property from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Slater, Sotheby's, London, 7 April 1995, lot 34 (£4,370).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 339-340)