12 - 13 December 2007,
Price realised GBP 3,500
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A LATE LOUIS XVI GILT-METAL-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TABLE BOUILLOTTE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The circular grey-veined white marble top and pierced gallery with a gilt-tooled leather-lined 'bouchon' removable top lined with green baize to the reverse, above two small frieze drawers and two black leather-lined writing slides, on channelled tapering turned legs terminating in brass caps and castors, with Pietro Accorsi trade label numbered '5112'
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 25¾ in. (65 cm.) diameter
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With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.
Specialist Alice Murray admires a smaller version — one sixth of the size — of an iconic sculpture that stands on the banks of the River Thames
Elena Crippa, curator of All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life at Tate Britain, on ‘the incredible continuity in British figurative painting’
Pop art was not an all-American phenomenon — the UK, in fact, was where it started. Illustrated with works in our Modern British & Irish Art sale, 22 November
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France