20 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED SILVER-INSET EBONY ENCRIER
CIRCA 1780, THE SILVER HALLMARKED FOR CLAUDE-PIERRE DEVILLE, PARIS, 1776
The rectangular body with inkwell and sander, scrolling foliate frieze, the sides with mahogany-lined drawers
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide, 6¾ in. (17 cm.) deep
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Ernest Gutzwiller (1891-1976), was a Swiss-born banker and finiancier who assembled a renowned collection in his Paris residence, l'Hotel de Beauharnais. Its noted neo-classical and Egyptian revival interiors were designed by Percier and Fontaine in the early 19th century and formed the backdrop for Gutzwiller's Old Master paintings as well as his eighteenth and nineteenth century furniture and objects.
Works of Art from the Gutzwiller Collection; Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1996, lot 204.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM F. REILLY (LOT 337)