New York, Park Avenue
21 May 1997
Please note that in addition to the property from the Zaldumbide commission offered here, the ivory inlaid cabinet shown on the preceding page will be sold at Christie's King Street, London, in October, 1997.
AN EBENE DE MACASSAR GUERIDON
J. & M. Leleu for Gonzalo Zaldumbide, circa 1923
A circular top of radiating ébène de macassar veneers with a carved, fluted edge over a deep apron supported by six reeded columns upon a stepped socle, with paper label affixed to underside 24/11/58 Ambassadeur Gonzalo Zaldumbide depot No. 72-794
29¼in. (74.30cm.) high, 38¼in. (97.16cm.) diameter
Gonzalo Zaldumbide, Ambassador to France from Ecuador
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Viviane Jutheau, Jules and Andre Leleu, 1989, pp. 30-33 for the bill of sale and drawings of a selection of pieces from this suite of furniture.
Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris, 1923
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