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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JARDINIERE
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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JARDINIERE

FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JARDINIERE
FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The circular foliate and swan-decorated gallery, above a moulded dished top mounted with putti allegorical of the Seasons and classical urns, the stiff-leaf wrapped baluster shaft cast overall with flowerheads, above a concave-sided stepped square base, with removable tôle liner, one putti mount to frieze later
35 in. (89 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-12 December 1975, lot 76.
Private Collection, 15 January 1985, where acquired by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Percier and Fontaine's 'Recueil de Décoration Intérieurs' published in Paris in 1801-2 included designs for jardinières or tables à fleurs comparable to the present example, on the basis of which the finished products were executed incorporating variations to the basic form and ormolu enrichments.

Among the most closely related examples sold at auction, a jardinière, albeit with less elaborate foliate decoration to shaft, was recently sold at Christie's, Paris, 13 April 2010, lot 267 (£34,600), while a further related example attributed to the tapissier and ébéniste Alexandre Maigret was sold, 'Le Grand Goût - A Private European Collection', Christie's, London, 17 June 2009, lot 43.

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