10 September 2009
A FRENCH GILTWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY CANAPE EN CORBEILLE
OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
The rope-twist channelled back, padded arms, seat and squab cushion covered with floral tapestry depicting pastoral and hunting scenes within oval-shaped cartouche, the piastre-carved arms and stiff leaf rails above turned tapering and stop-fluted legs, with a blue-bordered rectangular paper label inscribed '7852 p. canapé'
38½ in. (98 cm.) high; 72 in. (183 cm.) wide; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) deep
Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris, until the late 1940's.
Thence by descent.
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Architect Jim Olson on the challenges of designing a home that doubled as the perfect setting for Barney A. Ebsworth’s stellar collection of art
Highlights from a New York auction of exceptional pieces by the top Parisian ateliers of the 19th century
Specialist Will Strafford looks at some of the key names of the period, from Boulle to Riesener, Carlin, Cressent and Vandercruse
Paul Smith, Karina Duebner, Wolfgang Ruf, Martin Kamer and Iris Apfel present their most cherished wearable treasures
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru