29 September 1999
A LOUIS XVI TULIPWOOD SYCAMORE AND MARQUETRY POUDREUSE
Stamped G. Baron JME, Circa 1775
With rectangular triple-hinged top centrally inlaid with a musical trophy flanked by ribbon tied floral sprays reversing to a mirrored panel and enclosing three compartments above a central frieze drawer and a small divided drawer over square tapering legs
22in. (72cm.) high, 31in. (80cm.) wide, 17in. (43cm.) deep
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Gilles Baron, matre 1751.
Although Baron died about 1770, his widow kept the workshop in operation and used his stamp until 1782.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
The theoretical physicist’s PhD thesis, key papers, wheelchair and more, offered in a special online sale at Christie's