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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    A CARVED POLYCHROME-DECORATED AND GILTWOOD FIGURE OF A GENTLEMAN

    PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A CARVED POLYCHROME-DECORATED AND GILTWOOD FIGURE OF A GENTLEMAN
    PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Depicted wearing a three-feathered hat with an armorial headband and standing with both arms outstretched on a checkerboard-painted shaped base, the back inscribed in black chalk '7V547'
    59 in. (150 cm.) high


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    It has been noted that the figure appears not to be military but may be a member of a guild dressed in a parade uniform.

    The arms on the headband are those of the Druolles de Champagnolles of Normandy, France (see J. B. Rietstap, Armorial Général, vol. I, p. 567.

    Provenance

    Sold Sotheby's New York, 20-21 October, 2003, lot 358.