17 May 2006
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV WALNUT AND BEECHWOOD FAUTEUILS
ONE STAMPED 'M.DLP', CIRCA 1740
Each with an arched floral-carved crest rail, outscrolled arms and a similarly-carved serpentine seat rail, on cabriole legs ending in vine and acanthus-carved feet, both the backs and seats covered in 18th century Aubusson tapestry with four different central scenes of pairs of animals, one inscribed in graphite 'No. 7' and the other inscribed in graphite 'No. 8' and with two paper labels inscribed 'Drawing Room #12' (2)
[by repute] William Randolph Hearst.
[by repute] William Clark (a cousin), San Francisco.
with George de Batz, New York.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Martin Delaporte, active 1730-1740.
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Ahead of the largest René Lalique vase ever to be offered at auction, specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for prospective buyers
The story of the French factory founded in the 18th century, from evolutions in style to the monarchs who gladly waited years for their commissions to be created
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
As an iconic 1972 model is offered online, we explain why this pioneering steel sports watch is so prized by collectors
Socialite and reality TV star Mark-Francis Vandelli brings his unique sense of theatre to The Collector auctions