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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS
    19TH CENTURY
    In the form of Chinoiserie figures seated on C-scroll and rocaille bases, re-gilt
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high, and slightly smaller (2)


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    In 1756, the marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux sold the marquise de la Ferrière Un petit d'or moulu compos de figures chinoises avec ses garnitures de pelles et pincettes 120l, and in 1758 Un feu repréentant de grand chinois avec ornemans de bronze cizel et dor d'or moulu...760l is listed amongst the works of art shipped from Paris to the comte de Woronzow, Vice Chancelier de S.M.I de Russie.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from André Legrand, Paris, in 1953 as Louis XV.