14 December 2000
TWO LOUIS XVI HARPS
Late 18th Century
Each of typical shape, the black and gilt-japanned harp decorated overall with Chinoiserie scenes with Chinamen, landscapes and pagodas, the toprail carved with scrolling foliage and flowerheads, with seven pedals, numbered 'P.P.R/600' and with paper label 'R. Castello di Racconigi/No 00600/1933', losses to the gilding, the soundboard redecorated, lacking strings, - 63¼ in. (161 cm.) high; 18 in. (45.5 cm.) wide; 33 in. (84 cm.) deep; the parcel-gilt fruitwood harp with seven pedals, the soundboard decorated with musical trophees, lacking strings, refreshments to decoration - 63¾ in. (162 cm.) high; 14.5 in. (37 cm.) wide; 33¼ in. (82 cm.) deep (2)
Prince Umberto of Piedmont (later King Umberto II) circa 1930, by whom given in the 1940's to Olga, Marquise de Cadaval.
Thence by descent.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July