• 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 336

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED SILVER-INSET EBONY ENCRIER

    CIRCA 1780, THE SILVER HALLMARKED FOR CLAUDE-PIERRE DEVILLE, PARIS, 1776

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    Works of Art from the Gutzwiller Collection; Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1996, lot 204.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM F. REILLY (LOT 337)