• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    A LARGE FRENCH CARVED WOOD GROUP ENTITLED 'POULE SURPRISE PAR UN CHAT ET DEFENDANT SES PETITS' (HEN DEFENDING HER CHICKS FROM A CAT)

    BY DENIS-DESIRE GUERET, PARIS, DATED 1857

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A LARGE FRENCH CARVED WOOD GROUP ENTITLED 'POULE SURPRISE PAR UN CHAT ET DEFENDANT SES PETITS' (HEN DEFENDING HER CHICKS FROM A CAT)
    BY DENIS-DESIRE GUERET, PARIS, DATED 1857
    Signed GUERET. D. 1857 PARIS
    17¾ in. (45 cm.) high, 44 in. (111.7 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Born in 1828 in Boissy (Seine-et-Oise), Denis-Désiré Guéret was a student of Fourdinois and a frequent exhibitor in the Paris Salons between 1853 and 1863. As a skilled wood sculptor, the artist exhibited intricately carved works incorporating dynamic animal interactions, the present lot being an excellent example of his level of mastery in this subject. In addition to Poule surprise par un chat exhibited in 1857, the artist also entered a similar work entitled Un combat des coqs in the 1863 Salon.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Exhibited

    Paris Salon, 1857 (No. 2925).