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    Sale 12037

    Interiors

    8 June 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 432

    A FRENCH CARVED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED CAROUSEL STANDING CAMEL

    ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHIEU OF BAGNOLET, CIRCA 1930

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    A FRENCH CARVED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED CAROUSEL STANDING CAMEL
    ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHIEU OF BAGNOLET, CIRCA 1930
    With leather bridle and stirrups, decoration refreshed
    36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    The Camel was almost certainly carved by ‘Matthieu of Bagnolet’, a father and son carving firm in the Paris suburb between 1925 and 1960.  An almost identical example sold at the Francois Marchal Collection at the Paris Drouot in September 2011.

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