28 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 49,250
Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000
EMILE GALLÉ (1846-1904)
RARE LIBELLULE CABINET, CIRCA 1900
rosewood, walnut, inlaid with fruitwoods, bronze pulls
93 1/8 in. (236.5 cm.) high; 49 5/8 in. (126 cm.) wide; 26 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) deep
inlaid mark Gallé
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Beyond this example only three other versions are hitherto recorded, all in private collections.
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.
Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau Furniture, London, 1982, p. 74 (design illustrated)
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